Meet the Development Team
Betsy Courtney P '08, '10
Will Dennis '01
Will joined the Prep Development Team in 2016 as Manager of the Prep Fund. He began his professional career as the Director of Campus Ministry at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy in Chestnut Hill. After six years, Will returned to his first love -- theatre -- working professionally as an actor, writer and improviser. He most recently served as the Assistant Director of Education and Community Programs at Philadelphia Theatre Company. A proud alumnus of the Prep class of 2001, Will graduated from the University of Scranton with a degree in theology and philosophy.
Debbie DiMarzio P '14
Debbie joined the Development Office at the Prep in October 2012 as Development Associate. Previously, Debbie worked for Commonwealth Youthchoirs as Office Manager, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as Development Assistant, Holy Child School at Rosemont as Parents’ Liaison, and St. Denis Parish as Development Coordinator. Debbie attended the University of Scranton and is the mother of Prep alum Colman P. Cumberland '14.
Patti Frey joined the Prep family in 2017 as Director of Major Gifts. A seasoned fundraiser with over 10 years of experience in development, Patti will focus her attention on building relationships to increase private support for the Prep. Before arriving at the Prep, Patti served in development roles at Penn State University, Drexel University and Temple University, her alma mater. She also worked as director of member relations for the Pyramid Club in Philadelphia. Patti holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Temple University, with a major in marketing.
Patti joined the Prep Development Team in 2017 after serving similar roles at Bancroft and Saint Joseph's University. She manages corporate sponsorships and special events.
Andy Quirk '99
Andy joined the Prep development team in 2016 as Director of Major Gifts after a successful career in sales. A 1999 Prep graduate, Andy was a member of the varsity Tennis team, participated in intramurals and contributed to the Hawklet newspaper and Chronicle yearbook. After graduating from the Prep, Andy continued his Jesuit educational experience at the University of Scranton, graduating in 2003 with a BA in History. Andy, his wife Mary and their two children currently reside in the Bella Vista neighborhood of South Philadelphia.
Linda Rooney P '13
Linda joined the Prep as Director of Development Operations in 2017 after serving as an Advancement Director at an Archdiocesan Grade School. Previously she had worked in Marketing for Prism Engineering, a 3D CAD reseller. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Linda is the mother of a Prep alum, Connor ‘13.
Kevin Ryan '08
Kevin joined the Prep staff in 2012-13, teaching Freshman History as a member of the Alumni Service Corps. In the Fall of 2015, he returned to work in the Development Office focusing mainly on Alumni Relations. Kevin is a 2008 Prep graduate and a native of St. John Neumann parish in Bryn Mawr. Outside of the office, Kevin served as an assistant director with Cape and Sword, having appeared in eight shows on the Prep stage during his high school years. He is a graduate of Penn State University, with a degree in Political Science.
Al Zimmerman '73, P '03, '04, '07
Al has worked in various administrative capacities during his 38 year Prep career including Registrar, Director of Admissions, and Director of Alumni. Since 2004, he has been with the Development Office and serves today as Director of Alumni Development. Al is an alumnus of the Class of ‘73 and has three sons who are Prep alumni: Bill ‘03, Karl ‘04 and Greg ‘07.