Mark Bell

Director of Development

BA, English, University of Virginia

MA, English, University of Richmond

Appointed 2023

Mark has spent the last two decades in the independent school world, serving in a variety of roles. Most recently, he was the Director of Advancement & External Relations with ASSIST, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization that matches academically talented international students with American independent secondary schools. Prior to that, Mark was Director of Advancement at Aspen Country Day School, leading a successful $50 million capital and endowment campaign. He also worked in development with Schools of the Sacred Heart, San Francisco, and Phillips Brooks School in California. Before working in development, Mark taught Humanities and ran the Off-Campus Programs at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire. He also taught English at the Miller School of Albemarle in Virginia. Mark lives off-campus with his wife, Whitney, and their daughters, Charlotte and Mary.