Courtney Wingate joined Sylvester Manor Educational Farm as Director of Development in August 2016. Born and raised in East Hampton, Courtney has over 23 years of experience in business, education and the nonprofit sector. Before coming to Sylvester Manor, she was the Associate Director of Development at the Ross School where she was responsible for leading the domestic current parent and grandparent fundraising initiative, as well as running the Ross School Alumni Association, with all its related events and engagement efforts. She leaves a legacy of creating the Alumni News, a digital quarterly publication. Additionally, she oversaw all development-based events for the school, which accounted for one-half of the annual development budget of nearly $1.4 million.
She holds a Master of Science in School Counseling from Long Island University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from SUNY Geneseo and has also been certified as a New York State School Counselor for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Prior to commencing a career in education she held positions in marketing and finance in New York City for Titan Capital Group, Deutsche Bank Securities and the United Nations. Courtney happily resides in East Hampton with her two children and husband.