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The Development Department is dedicated to supporting the work of The Calne Foundation Trust and The Calne Girls’ Association. If you wish to make a donation or you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.



Cari Depla

Cari Depla
Director of Development

Cari manages the Development Department, which encompasses fundraising, marketing and communications, events and alumnae relations. A member of the school’s Senior Leadership Team, she joined St Mary’s in 2005 and continues to oversee the Admissions Department. She has four children who all attended St Margaret’s Preparatory School and her daughters went on to join St Mary’s Calne. Cari oversees the activities of the Calne Girls’ Association and is CEO of The Calne Foundation Trust. Cari’s role is to foster, in all those who care about St Mary’s and St Margaret’s, a life-long interest in sustaining its principles and securing its future.

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Gill Cooper
Development and Fundraising Event Co-ordinator

Gill provides development and event support for the Development Department which works for both St Mary's & St Margaret's schools. She has extensive experience in Hospitality Event Co-ordination and Charitable Fundraising. Her main role is in planning and managing fundraising events, working with existing and new commercial contacts and sponsors as well as developing partnerships with corporate and Charitable Trusts for future involvement.

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Carol Holtham
Data Manager

Carol joined the Development Department in February 2018. She manages the Raiser's Edge database, to combine and support all alumnae relations and fundraising activity at both St Mary's Calne and
St Margaret's, along with the integrated Calne Foundation Trust and CGA NetCommunity websites.

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