Find Your Why

Severn School donors give for many different reasons, but it's always something personal. A teacher that showed you a new perspective. A coach that inspires your child to reach their highest heights. Your "why" can make a difference for generations of Admirals to come.
In the development office, we have the incredible fortune of working alongside Severn School's talented faculty and students while supporting learning and teaching through philanthropy. We hear the stories our donors share about their "why" — during a conversation on the bleachers at a sporting event, in a carline in the afternoon, or even in a note that accompanies a gift they mailed to our office. The Severn donor wants to support the excellent teacher, honor that special coach, or give back to the school that gave them or their children the skills and experience to thrive.

This year, I invite you to find your "why." Remember that person, place, or experience that makes Severn so special for your family. When you make your gift, I encourage you to share your stories with me. Together, we can work to ensure that every Severn student is known and valued, that our outstanding faculty feel supported, and programs are enhanced to provide the most compelling opportunities and spaces to learn and teach.

Sincerest regards,

Shannon Howell
Director of Development

Meet the Development Team

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Shannon Howell

    Mr. Shannon Howell 

    Director, Development
    410.647.7701 ext. 2315
    Xavier University - M.Ed.
    Xavier University - BS
  • Photo of Hollis Carroll

    Mrs. Hollis Carroll 

    Associate Director, Development and Planned Giving
    410.647.7701 ext. 2259
    Nichols College - B.S.
    Bay Path Junior College - A.A.
  • Photo of Kristan Dix

    Ms. Kristan Dix 

    Development Associate, Prospect and Database Support
    410.647.7701 ext. 2254
    University of New Hampshire - BS
  • Photo of Alison Hall

    Ms. Alison Hall 

    Database Manager, Development Office
    410.647.7701 ext. 2256
    University of Maryland - BS
  • Photo of Maryetta Lynch

    Ms. Maryetta Lynch 

    Director, Campaign and Major Gifts Officer; Partnership Program
    410.647.7701 ext. 2232
    San Francisco State University - MA
    Duke University - BA
  • Photo of Debra Smith

    Mrs. Debra Smith 

    Volunteer Liaison and Events Coordinator; Advisor
    410.647.7701 ext. 2258
    North Central College - B.A.
  • Photo of Nicolle Teixeira

    Ms. Nicolle Teixeira 

    Director, Admiral Fund
    410.647.7701 ext. 2357
    Mercer University - BA

Lower School

Preschool-Grade 5
Chesapeake Campus
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold, MD 21012

Middle/Upper School

Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146