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Episode 70: A Look at the Purple Tie Tiger Tailgate & Parent Organizations

August 11, 2022 | 165 views

Welcome to Episode 70 of The Darlington Podcast! 

In this episode, Content Manager Maddie Fox talks with Director of Events and Engagement in the Advancement Office Becca Wood and Darlington parent and President of Pre-K to 8 Tiger PRIDE Nancy Hortman. Together, they chat about the upcoming Purple Tie Tiger Tailgate and what this annual event does to support Darlington parent organizations. 

For more information about Purple Tie, to purchase reverse raffle tickets, and to bid in the online silent auction, click here.

Maddie Fox has served as content manager in the Communication Office since 2022. She holds a B.A. in Communication from Berry College. While there, she spent three years working on digital marketing for the Center for Personal and Professional Development and serving as a first-year mentor for the Berry College Office of Academic Transitions. Additionally, she held communication/marketing internships with Gordon County Schools, The Big Fake Wedding and the Sexual Assault Center of NWGA.

Nancy Hortman currently serves as the president of Pre-K to 8 Tiger PRIDE. She and her husband, Robert ('99, LD '18), are parents to West ('31) and Willis ('34). Their sons are third-generation Darlington students, and Nancy is passionate about staying involved with the Darlington community. 

Becca Wood has served as director of events and engagement for the Advancement Office since 2022. She joined the advancement team in 2015 as administrative assistant and has served as assistant director of alumni relations since 2016. She holds a B.S. in Sports Management from Kennesaw State University. 


The Darlington Podcast is a collaboration between the communication and advancement teams, and is hosted by various members of the school community. Episodes are released each Thursday morning and available on most podcast platforms (search for The Darlington Podcast in your podcast player). Once new episodes are posted, you'll also be able to find them at www.darlingtonschool.org/podcast. Please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so that you'll get the latest episode each week! 

The Darlington Podcast intro music was written and performed by Elliot Luitwieler ('22) and Kathryn Davidson ('22). Shelley Daniel, theater director, lends her voice, and editing and production is handled by Maddie Fox, content manager. 

If you have ideas for future episodes or have any questions about The Darlington Podcast, please email communications@darlingtonschool.org