Megan Mannato, Head of School for Lacordaire Academy, has announced the hiring of Marissa Klapwald as the school’s new director of advancement.

Klapwald joined Lacordaire in July and brings more than 15 years of development experience to her position. She has worked in school advancement, having served as alumnae director in both Mount Saint Mary Academy and Marylawn of the Oranges. In the nonprofit sector, she has forwarded the development efforts of the Wharton Music School and CivicStory, and most recently held the position of director of development for RENEW International, a Catholic organization.

Klapwald has a bachelor of arts degree from Seton Hall University in English literature, a master of arts degree from Drew University and a juris doctor degree from the NYU School of Law.

“I’m excited to welcome Marissa to the staff of Lacordaire,” Mannato said in an announcement from the school. “Lacordaire recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. As we look to the future, we believe her leadership of our advancement efforts will help Lacordaire to grow and succeed. Marissa’s experience and understanding of development and fundraising, together with her passion for advancing Catholic education, make her a great fit for our school.”