Meet the Team
Henry Clarke '03
Assistant Head of School for Advancement & Chief Development Officer
Class of 2003
Henry was appointed Assistant Head of School for Advancement & Chief Development Officer in 2022 after serving as Head of Advancement (2021-2022), Director of Development (2017-2021), and Director of Major Gifts (2014-2017). Henry oversees VES’ fundraising and admission strategies, external events, and alumni and parent engagement.
Under Henry’s leadership, the development team has raised more than $65 million, increased alumni participation by 130%, parent donor participation by 65%, and The VES Endowment & Trust by 400%.
Inspired by his own VES teachers with whom he shared decades-long friendships, Henry is deeply committed to the VES faculty and serves as an advocate on the Faculty Compensation Committee.
Prior to joining VES, Henry attended The University of Virginia (English) and The University of South Carolina School of Law. During law school Henry served as a summer clerk to The Honorable Michael F. Urbanski, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, and worked with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and the Virginia Outdoors Foundation to preserve scenic farmland in Kelso, Virginia, through conservation easements.
Henry has dedicated much of his time to working with young people, teaching high school Latin and English and serving as a head counselor and member of the sailing staff at Camp Sea Gull for 13 summers. Henry has served in various volunteer fundraising capacities for The University of Virginia, Camps Sea Gull and Seafarer, and Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. He has also participated on the Boards of Directors for Preservation Chapel Hill and the Jubilee Family Development Center.
Henry’s brother, Penn Clarke, is a member of the Class of 2005. Henry and his wife, Adeline, live near campus with their sons, Henry (6) and Burwell (4).
Contact Henry: 434.385.3708 | email@example.com
Margaret McClintock joined the Advancement team as a Development Officer in August 2023. Her work will take her on the road to connect with VES alumni, parents, and friends, updating them on all that is happening on campus.
A Mississippi Delta native, Margaret’s personal and professional experience is rooted in relationship building. She attended St. Mary’s Episcopal School in Memphis for 14 years before heading to Washington and Lee for college. Her work as a volunteer for both of her alma maters prepared her for her first years of development work at Vanderbilt University. At Vanderbilt, she served as the Assistant Director of Regional Engagement, managing chapter volunteers and programming across the country. In 2019, she returned to W&L as the Senior Associate Director of Recreation, where she rebuilt the Campus Recreation program and helped students find ways to be active on campus. While in Lexington, she also served as Vice President and Development Chair for Lime Kiln Theater.
Though not a VES alumna, Margaret is the granddaughter of Sally and Ed (’52) Hotchkiss. She has long been a fan of The Old 160 and even attended Sports Camp in the summers of 2000 and 2001 while visiting her grandparents.
Margaret and her fiancé, Spencer, live near campus with their dog, Howdy.
Contact Margaret: 434.385.3865 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Class of 1974
Ron joined VES in 2011 following years of volunteer service to the school, including Class Agent, Reunion Chair, Division Chair, Alumni Awards Chairman, Alumni Association Chairman and ex-officio member of the VES Board of Trustees. A proud member of the VES Class of 1974, Ron attended West Virginia University in Morgantown and completed the Goizueta Executive Program at Emory University in Atlanta in 1998. His early years were spent in the coal business in southern West Virginia, which led to a career in marketing and sales management. He spent 15 years with Rock-Tenn Company, serving as Director of Marketing and Product Development at company headquarters in Norcross, GA. He and and his wife, Jane, live in Lynchburg and have two grown children, Rachel and Christopher ’04.
Contact Ron: 434.385.3707 | email@example.com
Katherine McWane Pitts ’12
Director of Communications & Engagement
Class of 2012
Katherine McWane Pitts '12 returned to VES in January 2022 as Director of Major Gifts, before stepping in to the role of Director of Communications & Engagement in February 2023. She serves as the lead on VES' internal and external communications, manages the school's social media channels, and helps plan and execute all in-market events. After graduating from VES in 2012, Katherine attended The University of Virginia, where she earned a B.A. in American Studies and an M.A. in Teaching. Upon finishing her master's degree, Katherine moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, where she taught for two years before joining the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Development Team as Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Digital Initiatives. During her time at UNCW, Katherine led segmented, multi-channel campaigns, communicating with audiences of nearly 100,000 constituents, served as the project lead for the university’s one-day giving challenge, and played a role in both the public and private phases of the university’s $100 million comprehensive campaign. VES has always felt like a second home for Katherine. Her sister, Holly, graduated in 2009; her mother, Anna, served as the coach of the girls tennis team for several years; and she met her husband, Carson Pitts ’11, while attending VES.
Contact Katherine: 434.385.3621 | firstname.lastname@example.org