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Solebury School hires Josh Nay as director of advancement


Josh Nay has been hired as Solebury School’s new director of advancement, effective May 22.

He will bring a new direction to leadership in the office of advancement.

Nay joins the school at a pivotal and historic moment as Solebury embarks upon its Centennial anniversary. In his role, he will be responsible for the school’s philanthropic endeavors, including capital and endowment funds, major gifts, and planned giving programs. In addition to funds development, he will oversee a team of professionals who support the school’s mission in advancement services, alumni engagement, annual giving, capital campaigns, marketing, and parent relations.

Nay brings over 20 years of experience in creating and strengthening cultures of philanthropy. He served as a frontline fundraiser in higher education and worked for nonprofits to secure seven-figure gifts and commitments. Most recently, Nay worked at the University of Pennsylvania, where he held the positions of senior director of development and alumni engagement for the School of Nursing; director of class giving and reunion programs for The Penn Fund; and senior class giving director, 45th and 50th reunions for The Penn Fund.

“As a Bucks County native, I am well-acquainted with the school’s excellent reputation and am thrilled to join the Solebury family,” Nay said. “I am eager to collaborate with the school’s talented faculty and staff and look forward to meeting Solebury’s students, parents, alumni, and friends. Together, we will forge new paths, while honoring the cherished traditions that define our school’s legacy.”

Nay is a cubmaster for the Washington Crossing Council of the Boy Scouts of America, participates in the University of Pennsylvania Orphan Disease Research Center’s Million Dollar Bike Ride, and volunteers with the National MPS Society (Durham, N.C.).

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