Paige Smith will join AGS as our new Director of Advancement beginning Monday, June 12. Paige comes to AGS from the Alliance Theatre, where she is currently serving as the Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving & Special Events. She has been a key member of the Alliance advancement staff since 2012 when she joined their team as a Corporate Relations Officer. In addition to directing individual fundraising efforts aligned with strategic planning initiatives, Paige has also been instrumental in coordinating strategic marketing plans for fundraising efforts, working with the Board of Directors and Development Committee, managing major gifts and fundraising events, and growing the Alliance corporate partnerships and sponsorships.
Prior to her work at the Alliance, Paige worked for Modern Luxury Media in Atlanta – publisher of The Atlantan, Jezebel, The Atlantan Brides & Men’s Book Atlanta – for six years. She launched the Atlanta division of Modern Luxury in 2006 and the following years managed marketing strategies, business development, event conception and implementation, and established partnerships with many Atlanta non-profit organizations and philanthropists.
Paige and her husband Tate have two sons who attend Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School, where Paige also serves as co-president-elect of their Board. She is an active member of the Junior League of Atlanta and a member of the Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta, Class of 2013. Paige received her bachelor’s degree in family studies and a graduate certificate in elementary education from Texas Tech University.
“This is an exciting time for Paige to join AGS as we begin to implement the goals and long-term initiatives of our Strategic Plan,” commented Head of School Ayanna Hill-Gill. “She is excited to dig in starting this summer and to meet everyone upon the arrival of the 2017-18 school year in August. Please join me in welcoming Paige to our community.”