Hamden Hall Country Day School

Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12


In order to empower The Hamden Hall Experience, our school community will participate in the nationally recognized #GivingTuesday on Nov. 27.

Hamden Hall’s “Giving Days” run through Dec. 31 and all gifts combined will be matched, up to $100,000, by the Board of Trustees.

New this year is the school’s no fees fundraising platform, GiveCampus, which allows donors to securely make a gift online. The site features a video of Student Body President Kirsten Mettler, Class of 2019, inviting constituents to the “Giving Days” experience. Also featured is 2018 alumnus Christopher Duffy’s musical composition performed by the 2017-2018 Jazz Ensemble.

According to Head of School Bob Izzo, Hamden Hall, like most independent schools, supplements its tuition revenue stream with fundraising. Called the Hamden Hall Fund, the annual appeal helps shore up the 20 percent gap in the school's daily operating expenses.

Giving Days is all about participation from the Hamden Hall community. Last year, for the first time in Hamden Hall history, the faculty and staff affirmed their support of the Hamden Hall Fund with 100 percent participation,” said Mr. Izzo.

This year, the goal is to achieve 100 percent parent participation, he said.

“Together, our gifts will help ensure the continuation of The Hamden Hall Experience,” explained Mr. Izzo.
Director of Annual Giving, Eunice Bragg, called the “Give To Empower” campaign an experience unlike any other!

“GiveCampus provides an engaging opportunity for donors who like to celebrate their giving with family and friends. Our video will grab your attention, the incentives will add layers of fun, the challenges will make it competitive, and the easy Facebook, Twitter, and email buttons will make it shareable with your social networks,” said Mrs. Bragg.

The Hamden Hall Development Office is currently rolling out the campaign via direct mail, email blasts, social media, and more, while also introducing the GiveCampus platform. Donors may also give by mail or telephone.

“Every dollar you donate benefits our students,” maintained Mrs. Bragg.
No Debating His Impact!

Hamden Hall Establishes Scholarship
Honoring Bill Hunter’s Retirement

It is with great pleasure that Head of School Bob Izzo announces that Hamden Hall Country Day School has established a scholarship to honor legendary educator Bill Hunter who will retire in June after 35 years of service to our school community. Read More...

Click here to support the Bill Hunter Scholarship.

Meet the Staff

List of 5 members.

  • Jodi Amatulli 

    Director of Development and Alumni Relations
    University of Kentucky - B.A.
    Wesleyan University - M.A.L.S.
  • Eunice Bragg 

    Director of Annual Giving
  • Joycelin Hunter 

  • Dawn Miceli 

    Communications Director
  • Anna Pesce 

    Admin. Assistant to the Alumni/Development Office

Endowed Chair of Lower School Music Supports Programming

Thanks to funding by the Jon and Katharine Harris Endowed Chair of Lower School Music, three programs have received support this year.Read More...

1954 Alumna Gives to Scholarship

Hamden Hall Country Day School is pleased to announce that Maryanne Lincoln Hall, Class of 1954, is sponsoring a partial four-year scholarship for an Upper School student. Maryanne spent her entire career teaching elementary school in Bethany, Conn. Read More...

Barbara Beitch Sowing Seeds in Lower School Library

Thanks to the generosity of former faculty member Dr. Barbara Beitch, books are flying off the shelves in the Lower School Library.

Jim Maggart Remembers Hamden Hall with Estate Planning Gift

Hamden Hall is pleased to announce that former Headmaster James “Jim” Maggart has remembered our school in his estate planning. Jim served Hamden Hall for 13 years, retiring in 2004. He has now named Hamden Hall as the sole beneficiary of a term life policy. We thank Jim for his generosity and friendship to Hamden Hall, and we extend our best wishes to Jim and his wife, Kaye.

Ursula Lawder Remembered

We thank former faculty member Katharine Harris for remembering her dear friend and Hamden Hall colleague, Ursula Lawder, who passed away peacefully on Jan. 31, 2017. Ursula was 80 and had taught art in our Lower School for many years. Read more...

Night of Literature Honors Betty Lou Blumberg

In May 2017, Hamden Hall celebrated the establishment of The Betty Lou Blumberg Endowed Chair of English with an Evening of Literature.  Betty Lou is pictured with former students and supporters of the endowment (from left) Susan Stone Levine 1980, Leslie Hazen 1980, Andrew Saxe 1980, Herb Emanuelson 1982, Jeannette Cole 1981, Mario Dittoro Jr. 1980, and Chris Kuselias 1980.

Hamden Hall Country Day School

About Us

Hamden Hall Country Day School is a nurturing and inclusive community with a dynamic learning environment that promotes academic excellence by understanding each child and fostering their individual growth.