On May 11, 2020, advancement professional and University alumnus Graham Thorpe joined the Office of Advancement as the new associate vice president for advancement.
Graham 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, Graham spent several years in sales before returning to Eastern as their director of development. It was in this role that Graham 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, Graham 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.
Graham holds an MBA from Capella University and an MS in Educational Leadership & Administration from Cairn University. Originally from Annapolis, MD, Graham now lives in Bucks County with his wife, Deanna, and their four children.