The Talented Mr. Mitchell

Will Mitchell ’84 officially took the reins as Pomfret's newest advancement director on July 1.


William F. Mitchell, Pomfret Class of 1984, is the new Director of Advancement at Pomfret School. “Will emerged from a field of highly experienced fundraising professionals as the clear choice for this centrally important role at Pomfret,” said Head of School Tim Richards in his announcement to the Pomfret community late last year. 

Will brings with him twenty-three years of fundraising experience. For the past three-and-a-half years, Will was the Director of Advancement at St. Andrew’s School in Delaware, where he helped them move into a position to launch an ambitious capital campaign. Prior to St. Andrew’s, he spent ten years at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, first as Director of Gift Planning and then as Director of Leadership Gifts. He has also worked in fundraising in higher education and at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

We are also pleased to welcome Kathy Mitchell, who previously served as Director of Events at St. Andrew’s. The Mitchells have (not one) but two sets of twins; the older two (Emily and Ryan) are in college and the second pair (Andrew and Matthew) are currently seniors at St. Andrew’s. 

Will arrived on campus in July, and despite the pandemic, has hit the ground running at his alma mater, building on the momentum the School has gained over the past several years. With Will's arrival, Vassar Pierce, who served as interim director last year, has returned to his permanent position as Associate Director of Advancement. 

If you'd like to speak with Will directly, you can reach him by email at or by phone at (860) 963-5957.


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