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Chris Farrell

Chris Farrell, in a career spanning over twenty-five years, Chris has worked in both the healthcare and higher education philanthropic sectors. He served in senior development roles as Chief Development Officer at West Bergen Mental Healthcare, Director of Majors Gifts at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center Foundation and Director of Philanthropy at The Valley Hospital Foundation. Prior to that, he spent 16 years in secondary education, working at Iona Preparatory School as its Chief Advancement Officer for eight years and, Essex Catholic High and Bergen Catholic High Schools for six; and as Director of Annual Giving at New York Law School in New York City for 2 years. His first professional position was in Phonathon at his alma mater, Fordham University, where he graduated with a degree in Communications. Currently, Chris is Director of Major Gifts at Seton Hall University.
Deeply committed to Catholic education, Chris, his wife Celeste, son Christopher and daughter Isabel, MCHA ’18, reside in Ridgefield Park. Additionally, Chris serves on the Board of Consultors at St. Joseph Regional High School, Montvale, NJ and is a member of the Finance Council at his parish, St. Francis of Assisi, Ridgefield Park.