Meet the Advancement Team

We build relationships to benefit our community.

The Office of Advancement is more than fundraising and alumni relations. We forge partnerships within the community, guided by our mission and strategic plan, for the benefit of our students, alumni, faculty, staff, grandparents, and friends.

Our mission is fulfilled when we are able to partner with our dedicated community to enhance the Country Day experience for all. Meet the staff below to see how we might help each other support CCDS.

Louise Vaugh
Louise Vaughan
Director of Advancement
(513) 979-0284
Louise Vaughan, Director of Advancement, is responsible for overseeing the alumni,  fundraising and community building aspects of Country Day. Prior to joining the CCDS Advancement Team, Louise was a member of the school’s Board of Trustees and an investment banker with UBS in London. Louise and her husband, Jez, have lived in Indian Hill since moving from London in 2010 and have four children (Zac, Thea, Eli and Vanessa) at Country Day. Please reach out to Louise with your thoughts on the school’s strategic direction and to discuss opportunities for your engagement.
Paula Brock
Paula Brock
Director of Donor Relations
(513) 979-0282
Paula Brock, Director of Donor Relations, is a 14-year CCDS Development Office veteran. Prior to her current role, she engaged alumni and parent communities by leading Alumni Relations, Country Date events, Annual Fund and Parent Association initiatives. Paula also has held positions with The Mercantile Library and The Cincinnati Art Museum. Paula’s current role includes Stewardship, Planned Giving and Major Gifts – vehicles to preserve and propel CCDS’s tradition of excellence in education. Please contact Paula Brock about ways to include Country Day in your current and future plans.
Giles DeCourcy
Giles DeCourcy
Associate Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations
(513) 979-0283

Giles DeCourcy, Associate Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations.  A Cincinnati native and graduate of the University of Cincinnati.  With a background in both sales and relationship management he enjoys meeting new people and developing creative concepts to engage the community.  Giles is responsible for implementing annual giving initiatives as well working closely with alumni to ensure strong and productive relationships.

Shannon Reilly
Shannon Reilly
Administrator and Event Coordinator
(513) 979-0285

Shannon Reilly, Office of Advancement Administrator and Event Coordinator. Originally from Chicago, Shannon has a career history in hospitality event coordinating and with performing arts events. She is new to Cincinnati and is very excited to be a part of the Country Day community. Shannon will have a lot of focus on Country Date in the spring and all of the fun and excitement it brings!

Emily Zunda
Emily Zunda
Director of Database Management
(513) 979-0280
Emily Zunda, Director of Database Management, has been apart of the staff team at CCDS since 2007. She has a son George Leo, Class of 2034, who is thriving at the Early Childhood Center and her family resides in Northern Kentucky. Emily is responsible for maintaining the Advancement database, processing and receipting gifts, year-end financial audits, data reporting, and lends a hand with the school’s social media accounts. Please reach out to Emily with questions regarding your yearly giving.