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Meet Gavin Mann!

Meet (and friend!) Gavin Mann, a Raiser's Edge user, with Haileybury Boarding School.
Meet Gavin Mann!

This week's member spotlight shines on Raiser's Edge user, Gavin Mann, with Haileybury Boarding School.

Gavin's Community Profile


Tell us about your family (fur babies count!) "Married for 19 years with a 13 year-old daughter."
Where do you live? "London, England." 
What do you like to do for fun? "Playing the cornet and trumpet, running 5km and 10km races, skiing, and traveling."
What’s a life achievement you are particularly proud of? "I spent 22 years in the British Army."
What’s one memory that always makes you smile? "Opening the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert with Robbie Williams!"

What is one interesting fact about yourself most people don't know? "Hhmmm....."
What are three things on your bucket list? "To visit Mount Everest, to drive a Ferrari and to travel to every continent."

Tell us about your organization: "A co-educational boarding and day school for ages 11-18, Haileybury offers a stimulating environment for boys and girls to challenge themselves, discover their identity and develop into confident and generous adults."

What’s a typical day like for you? "In the office by 8.00am, emails and breakfast, work....lunch, meetings.....home."

What’s the best part of your job? "The variety - each day is different."

What advice would you give someone starting out in the non-profit field? "Go for it - it's great fun!"

What do you love about the Blackbaud Community? "It's very helpful - a wealth of experience and ideas."
Finally, if you were a sandwich, what kind of sandwich would you be? "Cheese and Chutney."
Posted by Crystal Bruce on Feb 21, 2018 1:00 PM America/New_York

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I need to hear more about this - how amazing!!! - Opening the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert with Robbie Williams
  • Posted Fri 23 Feb 2018 10:09 AM EST
Gavin, what an adventerous life you live! I am into skiing, actually any winter outdoor activities, and would love to travel to every continent too. Let me know when you achieve your bucket list goals and I will do the same.
  • Posted Mon 26 Feb 2018 04:49 PM EST
Congratulations on your 22 years in the British Army, Gavin.  That's a career to be proud of!
  • Posted Tue 27 Feb 2018 09:26 AM EST
and how many continents have you made it to so far?
  • Posted Tue 24 Apr 2018 02:48 PM EDT