On The Move

SCCS hires director of advancement, development


Sandusky Central Catholic School’s new Director of Advancement and Development is planning to build on his passion for Catholic Education along with the longstanding commitment from the alumni and parish communities to grow the fundraising efforts and educational opportunities for area students. Additionally, he intends on expanding the school’s role in the renaissance currently taking place in the Sandusky area.

The Sandusky Central Catholic School Board of Directors recently hired Timothy Walsh to its Director of Advancement and Development position. Walsh brings an extensive background in marketing, sales and media relations along with experience in

alumni relations to the position.

“I’m passionate about Catholic Education and, most importantly, the Catholic Education provided by Sandusky Central Catholic School. Our family moved to this area in the early 2000s and we chose SCCS for our son and daughter not only because of our commitment to Catholic Education, but also because of the high‐quality educational programming offered at SCCS. As a parent, I saw firsthand the impact a faith‐based, student‐centered environment had on my children and how their education set them up for success in their futures.

“I’m looking forward to joining the SCCS team as we expand relationships with our community partners and build the leaders of today for our school, who can then become leaders of tomorrow in our community and beyond. I am committed to building our connections with our current families, alumni, and our community as we continue the longstanding tradition of faith‐based education in the Sandusky community,” said Walsh.

“SCCS and our Board of Directors were dedicated to finding the right person to lead our Advancement and Development Department as we move into the second year of our new Strategic Plan. Mr. Walsh has a clear and obvious passion for what we do at SCCS and that passion will connect with our stakeholders,” said Geoff Palmer, SCCS President. “Tim is entering this position with a solid foundation built by his predecessors. I’m confident he will continue this tradition, working with the Sandusky Central Catholic Education Foundation to continue the growth of our endowed funding and also develop new partnerships to enhance our annual funding as we continue providing high quality Catholic educational programs. We are all excited to have him joining our team.”

Walsh most recently served as a logistics supervisor with North Coast Container in Cleveland. Prior to that, he held local positions with Cedar Point and Tandem Media (Sandusky Register). Active in the community and his church, Mr. Walsh has served on the Erie County Chamber of Commerce Board, the Sandusky State Theatre Board and is a graduate of Leadership Erie County. He is a member of St. Mary’s parish where he is an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion and was a member of the parish Finance Committee. He also served on the SCCS Board of Directors from 2008‐2010.

Walsh and his wife, Lois, have two children, a daughter (Hannah, SMCC 2009) and a son (Andrew, SMCC 2013).