Meet the Development Team

Betsy Courtney P '08, '10
Chief Development Officer

Betsy joined the Prep as Chief Development Officer in August 2016. She has over 15 years of development experience at various institutions including 10 years at Saint Joseph’s University where she served as Executive Director of the Parents Program and Sr. Executive Director of the Haub School of Business. Betsy is a graduate of the University of Scranton and the mother of two Prep alums, Kevin ‘08 and Brendan ‘10.

Will Dennis '01
Manager of the Prep Fund

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
Development Associate

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
Director of Major Gifts

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 Killeen
Director of Stewardship and Events

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
Director of Major Gifts

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.


Kevin Ryan '08
Alumni Development Associate

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
Director of Alumni Development

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.

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