Since 1912 when The Park School of Buffalo first opened, support from the Park School community of alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty and staff, trustees, and other friends has been integral to the growth and success of the School. Our history is filled with stories of the generosity of many people who have given much to Park - in time, talent, and treasure - and we invite you to join this wonderful group of supporters. The spirit of giving remains vitally important today. Thank you!

Meet The Park School Development Office

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, and appeal implementation, 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 is also in charge of planning Park's annual Auction, which raises nearly $150,000 each year for the School. 

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, discovering new music, reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. 
Amy Diati joined the Development Office as Development Assistant in July 2017. Prior to that, she served as Administrative Assistant in Park’s Business Office since May 2012. Amy provides administrative support to the Development Office and also coordinates events, including the golf outing, reunion, board of visitors, and many others on campus. Before coming to Park she worked as Conference Manager at Canisius College Center for Professional Development where she managed a conference facility and facilitated programs in leadership and business development. She also worked as a Travel Consultant & Tourism Instructor in Dayton, OH, Milwaukee, WI, and Buffalo.

Amy enjoys working on the beautiful 34-acre campus and seeing each day how the Park community comes together. She enjoys all things outdoors, including biking, fishing, and gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

Carolyn Hoyt Stevens '81
Director of Development
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Kimberly Ruppel
Associate Director of Development
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Amy Diati
Development Assistant
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Founded in 1912, The Park School of Buffalo has the distinction of being one the oldest Progressive schools in the country. Park is an independent, co-educational school serving approximately 300 students enrolled in prekindergarten (3 and 4 year olds), lower school (kindergarten through grade 4), middle school (grades 5 through 8), and upper school (grades 9 through 12). Park is uniquely situated on 34 beautiful acres in Amherst, New York. The School’s campus – formerly a farm – includes a pond, marsh, gardens, and a greenhouse while being located just minutes from downtown Buffalo and easily accessible from many communities throughout Western New York. Park’s educational philosophy embraces active, student-centered learning, delivered by exceptional teachers who design and continuously update a robust curriculum. Faculty members approach each student as an individual within the context of a kind and respectful community. From the preschool years through college preparation, The Park School of Buffalo helps learners realize their own unique potentials and prepares them to be confident, successful, life-long learners.

The Park School Of Buffalo

4625 Harlem Road
Snyder, NY 14226
Receptionist: 716-839-1242
Voicemail: 716-839-1243
Fax: 716-839-2014