James Link joins the Board of Directors at JH Classical Academy with years of experience in strategic planning, fundraising, marketing, communications, and board development. Mr. Link earned a bachelor of arts degree in Religious Studies from Iona College and a master’s degree in Religious Education at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
Mr. Link is the President of Greenwich Philanthropic Advisors, based in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he provides professional counsel to charitable organizations to maximize their fundraising potential and assists with their strategic planning. Previously, Mr. Link worked as President of the Coast Guard Foundation in Stonington, Connecticut, helping to secure private support for the Coast Guard Academy. He also served as Regional Director of Major Gifts at Dartmouth College, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Hartwick College, and Vice President for Advancement at Iona College, where he led marketing, communications, and advancement programs.
Mr. Link was also the Assistant Headmaster for Institutional Advancement at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, New York. There he developed and implemented an advancement plan that helped to increase annual fund revenues by 42 percent in his first year. He is excited to bring his years of experience working in advancement at an independent school to JH Classical Academy.
Mr. Link believes that a classical, Christian education is “the best way to learn.” He says “it causes students to wrestle with the material, see if it's true, and make it their own. In the process, students discover that truth exists, that it can be known, and that it leads to happiness and virtue.”
Mr. Link is pleased to join the Board of Directors at JH Classical Academy “because JHCA is becoming a national leader in classical education and has the ability to renew our culture.”
In his free time, Mr. Link enjoys backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, skiing, golfing, and reading.