University School of Jackson

Russ Ellis

Russ Ellis

Chief Development Officer

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Where do you call home?
Jackson, TN

How long have you been in fundraising?
Over 20 years

What is your favorite part about fundraising?
Sharing the vision of USJ that allows the building of relationships (for the long term) with our primary donors: Current Parents

What is your favorite thing about USJ?
The passion that is evident in the students in all aspects of the education process.

What is a fun fact about yourself?
I can play multiple musical instruments pretty good: guitar, drums, bass, harmonica, ukulele but none GREAT!

NEWS

The Lady Bruins are the TSSAA Girls Soccer State Champions!

11/01/2021

Congratulations to the USJ Lady Bruins on their 1-0 State Championship win over BGA!  Read more about their win on the Tennessean Website.

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NEWS

Headnotes: Writing the Next Chapter

11/01/2021

November 1, 2021   Greetings USJ Families, Few things are more exciting than potential...Many of us remember driving a baby home from the hospital and speculating on just how exactly this child was going to change the world. I love receiving and opening a new book in anticipation of all the...

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NEWS

Headnotes: Reality on the Front Lines

09/29/2021

We live in divisive times, and there are many issues and forces at play that amplify these divisions. Unfortunately, it is often easy to allow ourselves to get caught up and taken for a ride via our mass culture, as we are exposed daily to the dull discourse and predictable...

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NEWS

Headnotes: Mission

09/01/2021

September 1, 2021   Greetings USJ Families,   We strive for intentionality in being a mission-based institution. At almost every meeting and professional development session, the idea of mission is mentioned and questions are raised about how the issue we are addressing applies to our mission as a school. These conversations often...

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