Gould Academy Hires New Director of Advancement
BETHEL, Maine – Gould Academy has hired Tufts University development professional Jeff Candura as the new director of advancement.
“We are very pleased to welcome Jeff to Gould Academy,” said Head of School Elect Matt Ruby. “He has an impressive background in higher education development and an excitement for private secondary education and the Gould mission. Jeff will be a good fit for the advancement office and the Gould community.”
Candura will leave Tufts University after six successful years in fundraising. Most recently he was the associate director of the Tufts Fund for Arts, Sciences and Engineering, where he and his staff oversaw the frontline fundraising efforts for an $8.1 million annual fund.
Prior to Tufts, Candura worked as a campaign associate for the United Way in Colorado and as an admissions counselor at Stonehill College in Massachusetts.
“Gould is a special place with a rich history and a bright future,” said Candura. “I am excited and honored to join the Gould community in Bethel and around the world to help advance the mission of the school.”
Candura is a graduate of Ithaca College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English in 2001. In 2005 he earned his Master of Public Administration at the University of Colorado at Denver.
Jeff and his wife, Leanne, have two children.
Gould Academy is a coed college preparatory school located at the eastern edge of the White Mountains in Bethel, Maine. With 245 students and an average class size of ten, the Academy prepares academically motivated students for college and helps them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world. Visit www.gouldacademy.org for more information.