The Office of Institutional Advancement
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Vice President of Institutional Advancement;; 216.221.3776 x203

Paul joined his alma mater in August 2013 as Vice President of Institutional Advancement. He is responsible for the comprehensive institutional advancement programs, including annual fund, major gifts and planned giving, endowment, capital campaigns, events, and alumni and constituent relations efforts.

After graduating from St. Ed’s, Paul attended Mercyhurst University. He has over 25 years of sales and management experience within the hospitality and sports industry with positions at the Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Browns. 

Paul and his wife Kathy reside in Berea with their children Peter and Anna and are members of St. John Neumann Parish.



Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Director of Special Events;; 216.221.3776 x259

Colleen joined the Advancement Staff at St. Edward High School in the fall of 2011 as Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement. While her primary focus is special events, including the Wings Auction, Homecoming and the May Recognition Dinner, Colleen also manages the day-to-day efforts of the Advancement Team. 

In December 2000, Colleen began working for her alma mater, Gilmour Academy. She served in numerous positions at Gilmour during her 11-year tenure, culminating as Director of Institutional Advancement before joining St. Ed’s.

Colleen grew up in Cleveland Heights and attended Gesu School and Gilmour Academy. She received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in 2000. She and her husband, Trey Anderson, live in Shaker Heights and attend St. Dominic Church. 


Director of Development;; 216.221.3776 x256

Traci became a member of the St. Ed’s Advancement Team in February 2014. She currently serves as the Director of Development and is primarily responsible for the execution and management of the Annual Fund program.

Her over 20 years of fundraising experience included positions with Playhouse Square Foundation, The Welcome House and Magnificat High School.

Traci grew up in Cleveland, attended Trinity High School and earned both a Bachelors and Masters Degree from the University of Toledo. Traci, her husband Dan Zahn ’89 and their children, Danny ’16, Catie and Maggie, reside in North Olmsted and are members of St. Bernadette Parish, Westlake.



Alumni Relations Manager;; 216.221.3776 x257

Dan joined the Institutional Advancement team in December 2019 and brings a wealth of experiences to his position, including his most recent role as the Assistant Campus Supervisor at Bellefaire JCB, a residential facility specializing in behavioral health treatment of children and adolescents. Dan has previously worked in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department at the Cleveland Clinic and at St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Adult Psychiatry.


Since graduating from St. Ed's, Dan earned his Bachelor’s in Psychology from John Carroll University. He and his family, including his wife, Julie, and three children, Aubrey, John, and Hayden live in Fairview Park, and are members of St. Angela Merici Parish. Dan is the son of John, Class of 1977, and brother to Kevin, Class of 2009. He is also the cousin of Jim Wallenhorst '74 and Matt Wallenhorst '05, along with many more Wallenhorst St. Ed's graduates.


Dan is excited to be back at St. Ed’s and brings with him a passion to connect alumni back to their Alma Mater. He attributes his time at St. Ed’s for laying the groundwork for a "commitment to lifelong Servant Leadership," and hopes he can be a role model for our current students. 


Database and Donor Services Manager;; 216.221.3776 x281

Cathy joined the Institutional Advancement team in May of 2018 as the Database and Donor Services Manager. Her primary responsibilities include managing donor information and processing donations.

Cathy graduated from Fairview High School. She earned her undergraduate degree in Managerial Economics from Marietta College and Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to this role, Cathy spent 8 years contributing to the academic and technology side of St. Edward High School.

Cathy and her husband, Chris have two children; Ryan (SEHS ‘12) and Cari (SJA ‘15). They reside in Westlake and are parishioners of St. Julie Billiart Church.