Contact Us

Director of Advancement
  Patrick W. Manahan, MBA, M.S.Ed. '03
  (302) 892-4333

Director of Giving and Outreach
  Emily Austin-Bruns
  (302) 892-4386

Administrative Assistant / Database Manager
  Denise M. Jarrell
  (302) 892-4335

Meet the Development Team

Please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Development Team. We would love to hear from you about how we can help you support The Tatnall School.

Director of Advancement

Patrick W. Manahan, MBA, M.S.Ed.
Patrick Manahan, a graduate of the Tatnall Class of 2003, serves as Director of Advancement. Since 2009, Mr. Manahan has held a wide variety of roles at Upland Country Day School in nearby Kennett Square, PA, including English and Latin teacher, coach (ice hockey, soccer, lacrosse), Director of Summer Programs, Director of Secondary School Placement, and Director of Admissions and Financial Aid. Mr. Manahan also has a long history of fundraising within the Upland community. He serves as Chairman of the annual Golf Outing (ten years), Vice-President of the Alumni Association (seven years), lead fundraiser in the annual Connect-a-Thon, and was a solicitor and advisor during the most recent capital campaign. Moreover, as a Board member at the Tick Tock Early Learning Center, he played a key role on the Major Gifts Committee during the organization’s capital campaign. Mr. Manahan earned a B.A. degree in English from Tufts University and also holds a M.S. in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.B.A. from Villanova University. While a student at Tatnall, Mr. Manahan participated in both Playbill and the Drama Club, serving as Director his senior year. As a Hornet, he was an All-Conference baseball player and a member of the three-time state champion ice hockey team.

Director of Giving and Outreach

Emily Austin-Bruns
Emily Austin-Bruns is proud to join The Tatnall School as their new Director of Giving and Outreach (as of July 2022). Ms. Austin-Bruns began her career in film and television production following her graduation from Syracuse University. In 2008, she transitioned to education, focusing on grant writing, fundraising, and recruitment. For 7+ years she enjoyed her role as the Director of Alumni Relations at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts before moving her family to Delaware in 2021. Ms. Austin-Bruns is a New York native with familial roots in Wilmington, Delaware.

Administrative Assistant/Database Manager

Denise comes to Tatnall after 20+ years at Centreville Layton School, where her most recent title was Operations Administrative Associate/Director of Summer Program. Denise worked on the operations side of the school, supporting Admissions, Development, and the Business Office. As Centreville School/Centreville Layton School is a small school, Denise became very familiar with how it operates, from teaching to events.
Denise is from Media, PA, and attended West Chester University to earn her B.S. Ed in Elementary Education. In addition, she earned a certificate in Instructional Design and Technology from Delaware Technical and Community College. She is certified to teach in PA K-6th and DE K-6 but has found she is happier working with technology and supporting development.

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The Tatnall School

The Tatnall School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in PK3 through Grade 12 located in Wilmington, Delaware.