On May 11, advancement professional and Cairn University alumnus Graham Thorpe joined the Office of Advancement as the new associate vice president for advancement.
Thorpe has worked in the areas of development, marketing and enrollment in Christian education for over 12 years. After graduating from Eastern University with a business degree, Thorpe spent several years in sales before returning to Eastern as its director of development. It was in this role that Thorpe made the transition from “relationship building in the sales world to engaging individuals and families in stewardship conversations that keep eternity in mind.”
Prior to joining Cairn in 2020, Thorpe was the chief advancement officer at Annapolis Area Christian School in Maryland. This role included the leadership and oversight of marketing, development, enrollment and alumni relations.
Thorpe holds an MBA from Capella University and an MS in Educational Leadership & Administration from Cairn University. Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, Thorpe now lives in Bucks County with his wife Deanna and their four children.