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Rosati-Kain High School Announces New Vice President of Institutional Advancement


St. Louis, MO (January 12, 2018) –Dr. Elizabeth Ann Goodwin, President of Rosati-Kain High School, announced today the addition of Melissa Brickey ‘90 as the Vice President of Institutional Advancement. “Melissa will work with the President and the Advancement team and will be responsible for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding community relationships for the long-term sustainability of Rosati-Kain’s mission. Melissa brings much expertise, eagerness and love for our girls. I am excited about having her join our team.”


Melissa possesses a wealth of knowledge from years working in the non-profit sector. She served for the past fourteen years in various roles at De La Salle, Inc., most recently as the Executive Director. De La Salle is an educational mission in north St. Louis city. Melissa led the organization in a $6.5 million dollar capital campaign, as well as fundraising approximately $1.7 million annually for its operating and programmatic expenses.


“My lifelong commitment to social justice began at Rosati-Kain, where we were encouraged and empowered to become change agents in our communities. I am grateful and humbled to be able to serve the school that impacted my life in such a profound way. Rosati-Kain’s diverse and inclusive community and the empowerment of young women through love, support and encouragement are what drew me back to this incredible mission.”


Melissa served as the Director of Operations of De La Salle for three years, and before that, as the Director of Graduate Support for eight years, developing a robust alumni support program serving 230 alums in the city of St. Louis. Melissa is a certified teacher with a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from Fontbonne University. Melissa’s family has a long history at Rosati-Kain: her mother, Kathy Goessling Brickey ‘62, and three aunts graduated from R-K, as did Melissa and her six sisters. As an above-knee amputee, Melissa has a strong passion and interest in providing athletic opportunities for people with disabilities. Outside of her previous work at De La Salle, Melissa serves on the Board of Directors of the Disabled Athletes Sports Association, bikes regularly, and swims daily. Melissa lives in south St. Louis with her husband, David and their cat, Ellen.


About Rosati-Kain High School
Rosati-Kain High School was founded in 1911 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Located in the Central West End, Rosati-Kain has grown to become the only college-preparatory, all-girl Catholic high school in St. Louis City.

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