New England Science & Sailing Announces New Director of Development

Stonington, CT – New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) welcomes Marggie Slichter as their new Director of Advancement. Slichter is the former the Director of Alumni and Parent Giving Programs at Northfield Mount Hermon School (Mount Hermon, MA).

Slichter has over 15 years of experience in fundraising and managing volunteers at Northfield Mount Hermon School. She has been a longtime friend of NESS, serving on the Development Committee for four years. She anticipates utilizing her fundraising and management background to support and advance NESS--an ocean adventure nonprofit currently serving communities in southern New England.

"I am honored to be joining the New England Science & Sailing Foundation family. I look forward to engaging with our donors and volunteers to bring NESS's resources in ocean adventure education to even more students in our communities," commented Marggie.
NESS President Spike Lobdell added, "All of us are excited to welcome Marggie to the team. Her breadth and depth of skill will be invaluable in supporting NESS and taking us to the next level."

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New England Science & Sailing Foundation, Inc. (NESS), is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) ocean adventure education organization that engages students in experiential learning to build confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills. Marine sciences, adventure sports, powerboating, and sailing are platforms for inquiry-based learning, transformational personal discovery, teaching respect and responsibility for the sea, and creating connections with the community. NESS operates year-round with families, schools, and organizations to provide high-quality programs that blend an innovative curriculum with exciting ocean adventure activities. For more information, visit