Name: Anna E. Parra
Position/Title: Executive Director of Development
Phone: (718) 733-6242
AMSU Start Date: September 2002
As the Executive Director of Development at the Academy of Mount St. Ursula, Anna has had a successful fundraising record during her tenure. She has successfully tripled income levels as well as implemented many new fundraising initiatives. At AMSU Anna oversees all areas of institutional advancement including development, alumnae and external relations. Before joining the Academy of Mount St. Ursula, she managed the New York Archdiocesan Cardinal’s Appeal in over 400 parishes with revenues exceeding $10 million annually.
Anna holds an Advanced Master’s Degree in Communication Studies and Media Management from The College of New Rochelle (CNR), a Master’s Degree in Communication Studies from CNR, and a Bachelor’s degree from Fordham University in Finance and International Business. She graduated from CNR with honors and received The College of New Rochelle Division of Art and Communication Studies Award which is given to one student in the graduating program with a cumulative average of 4.0.
Although not an AMSU alumna, Anna is a Bronx native from the Norwood section. She is committed to the mission of the Ursuline Sisters and the students AMSU serves.
Name: Aida Flores
Position/Title: Development Associate
Phone: (718) 364-5353 Ext.223
AMSU Start Date: August 2016
Aida Flores is the newest member of the AMSU Development Team. For several years, she has dedicated her career to the Development sector. Her experience includes museums and educational organizations.
Aida will graduate from Lehman College with a BA in History in December 2016. She believes that education should be accessible for all. Because of this belief, Aida volunteered as a Board member for a Bronx elementary school and in that role she brought her knowledge, and guidance to help the school’s exposure and fundraising efforts to improve programs. In her spare time, Aida advocates for animal welfare by volunteering with local animal rescue groups that serve various communities. She enjoys visiting new places and spending time with her family and friends. Aida is enthusiastic about joining AMSU’s school community so she can help continue the Ursuline mission in providing excellence in education.
Name: Patrick Dannenhoffer
Position/Title: External Relations Associate
Phone: (718) 364-5353 Ext.228
AMSU Start Date: October 2011
Originally from Cortlandt Manor, Patrick has 25 years of graphic design experience in education and at the corporate level. Before joining the Academy of Mount St. Ursula, Patrick has been hired as a contractor to design and develop websites for companies such as Master Foods, Clear Channel Radio, Mc Graw Hill, GE, PC Richard and Sons as well as various other well known corporations and organizations. Prior to working as a Web Designer/ Developer, Patrick held a Print Production Manager position for the Putnam and Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Services for nine years.
As the External Relations Associate at AMSU, he creates all traditional and new media marketing materials including: designing all internal and external school branded printed material; web designer/developer and CMS administrator for AMSU.ORG and AMSUNEWS.ORG; Google Analytics reporting; social media; email marketing; and event photography. Communicate with alumnae, community, through press releases, newspaper advertisements, bi-annual news magazine. Record, edit and submit HD video of OPEN HOUSE commercial to Cablevision. Responsible for evaluating all price quotes for school-wide computer peripherals, tablets, mobile and storage devices, and network/server upgrades (IT support and advisor).
Master’s Degree in Communication Studies from The College of New Rochelle, graduated Magna Cum Laude
BFA Digital Media Arts Mercy College, graduated Cum Laude
Focus on Digital Media Design, graphic, web, consumer design, game design, data visualization, usability research methods, 2d and 3d digital animation, video editing, Multimedia, sound design, SFX and recording engineering.
Patrick continues to advance his design, development and photography skills by taking on evening and weekend freelance work. See www.pdnydesign.com for sample work.