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Advancement

Office of Advancement

The success of Christian Brothers High School through the years can be attributed to a number of sources: strong leadership; involved parents; committed faculty; loyal alumni; and dedicated board members. These are what have sustained the LaSallian tradition of CBHS in Memphis for 147 years.

Much of the school’s success is also the result of the financial support of our family members. This support enables the school to do a variety of things that go beyond what tuition allows.

Brother David Poos, FSC, is president of Christian Brothers High School. He took over leadership of CBHS on January 1, 2019, becoming the 19th President in the 147-year history of the schooll. Br. David graduated from Newport Catholic High School (Kentucky) in 1972. He received his BA in Humanities from CBU in 1976, Masters in Reading from St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1982, and Masters in Secondary School Administration from St. Louis University in 1991. From 1976 to 1989, Br. David taught at Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis, Newport Catholic High School, St. Mary High School in Paducah, Kentucky, and LaSalle High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. He served as President of Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 1989-2002. Br. David worked in Development at De La Salle Middle School at St. Matthew’s in St. Louis before returning to CBC-St. Louis in 2004 where he was Principal until 2015. He then came to teach at CBHS in Memphis. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona, Minnesota. His past affiliations include: Board of Directors, CBHS, Memphis; Board of Directors, La Salle Retreat Center, Wildwood, Missouri; Board of Directors, De La Salle Middle School at St. Matthew’s, St. Louis; Catholic High School Principals Association, Tulsa; Board of Directors, CBC High School, St. Louis; and Provincial Council for the Saint Louis District of the Christian Brothers.

Ken Kimble (CBHS ’92) is the Director of the Capital Campaign and Foundations.

John Morris is the Director of Marketing and Communications.

Jake Garbuzinski (CBHS '10) is the Director of the CBHS Annual Fund and Alumni.

Brother Joel McGraw, FSC (CBHS ’63) serves as Special Assistant to the President. He also serves as full-time Archivist for the school, assists the Development Office in various capacities, and continues to teach in the classroom.

Cindy Werner, Donor Records and Gifts Coordinator, processes any donations that come into the school and manages donor files.

Laura Hughes is the Development Assistant.

Lauren Volpe is the Director of Admissions.

Natasha Sublette is the Associate Director of Admissions.

List of 3 items.

  • Annual Fund

    The Annual Fund bridges the “gap” between what tuition covers versus what it truly costs to educate a Brothers' Boy. By also supporting arts, athletics, and activities, the Annual Fund, also, serves as the funding source for the entire Brothers' Boy experience, both inside and outside the walls of CBHS. A strong Annual Fund allows CBHS to continue its mission of providing a college-preparatory education that is inclusive and affordable for the people in the Memphis area.

    Memorial gifts and honoraria not only help CBHS, but are a good way to remember a loved one or to show respect for a friend. Memorial gifts may be designated by the family for a specific purpose, or they may be used as the school sees fit. Growing in popularity the past few years has been the idea of recognizing a living individual by making a gift, or honorarium, to CBHS in his or her name. The school has received gifts of this type to mark birthdays, graduations, promotions, retirements, anniversaries – any occasion or event the donor sees fit.
     
    The administration, faculty and staff of CBHS work hard to be worthy of the tremendous support offered by our family members. So many parents, grandparents, alumni and friends contribute time and talents to the school; many more contribute through their financial support. The school’s ongoing success depends on this partnership, as we continue preparing young men for the challenges of 21st century living.
  • Capital Campaign

    Another key element in the school’s long-term success is capital fund raising, which meets the need for big-ticket items. For example, the Building the Future campaign raised $3.3 million in pledges to fund construction of a new academic wing and renovation of athletic facilities. Unlike the annual fund, gifts to the capital campaign are usually made as pledges, and are paid over time. This allows contributors to make more substantial gifts to projects with greater costs. Class reunion gifts such as the Class of 1959 sign campaign, the Class of 1960 bell project, and other building projects such as the band room addition campaign are other examples of capital fund raising. This type of fund raising takes place as the administration and the board of directors identify future needs.
  • Matching Gifts

    Matching gifts may be made to CBHS. Check with your employer to determine whether gifts to CBHS can be matched by your company.

Advancement Team

List of 8 members.

  • David Poos 

    President
  • Ken Kimble 

    Advancement – Director of Major Gifts and Strategy
  • John Morris 

    Advancement – Director of Marketing and Communications
    (901) 261-4953
    University of Dallas - B.A.
  • Jake Garbuzinski 

    Advancement – Director of Annual Fund and Alumni
  • Cindy Werner 

    Advancement – Donor Records and Gifts Coordinator
  • Laura Hughes 

    Advancement – Development Associate
  • Lauren Volpe 

    Admissions Office
    Christian Brothers University - B.S. in Accounting
  • Natasha Sublette 

    Advancement – Office of Admissions
    University of Memphis - M.S. in Counseling