Please stop in to say hello. We are located in the Annex, next to the playground.
Carolyn Hoyt Stevens '81 has been Director of Development at The Park School since 2005. In this position, she oversees the fundraising programs, alumni relations, and external relations for the School. Park’s fundraising includes the Annual Fund, Capital Campaign, Annual Auction, planned giving, and endowment building all of which provide funds to support the faculty, students, programs, and campus.
Carolyn is a proud graduate of Park, has a BA from Hamilton College, and a Masters in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Carolyn and her husband Reed are parents of Mia ’16 and Josephine ’19. When not promoting Park, she loves being with her family and dogs, running, biking, cooking, and reading. She is grateful to her many wonderful teachers at Park for instilling in her a lifelong love of learning and adventure!
Kim Ruppel joined the Development Office at The Park School in August 2007. She serves as the Associate Director of Development and manages the school’s Annual Fund and Centennial Capital Campaign (Science@Park) including research, stewardship, appeal implementation, and acknowledgement, works to strengthen and grow the network of engaged and active friends of the School, plans alumni and donor events, and manages the school’s database of alumni, parents, and friends. She also provides graphic design for Park School mailings, publications, and website projects.
Kim graduated summa cum laude from Canisius College in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies with a focus in advertising and public relations and an Integrated Marketing Certification. A native of Buffalo, Kim enjoys traveling, fostering animals through the SPCA, calligraphy, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
joined the Development Office in the winter of 2019. She serves as the Events Coordinator, managing Park’s signature events including Auction, Reunion, the Golf Outing, and Board of Visitors, among others. Her work also includes alumni engagement, social media and communication, and student-initiated fundraising projects.
Originally hailing from Traverse City, MI, Cate holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dance from Eastern Michigan University, while also studying at the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition to her event management experience, Cate has taught dance and performed professionally in Pittsburgh, PA and greater Detroit, MI. She is passionate about travel, exercise, vegetarian food, pop culture, and Northern Michigan summers. More than anything, Cate loves spending time with her husband David and her baby boy Leo.