Welcome to Episode 43 of The Darlington Podcast!
In this episode, Julia (Douglas) Thomas ('07, LD '15), director of annual giving, chats with Alex Murray ('02) about his Darlington experience, his career journey in the entertainment industry, and the school's Darlington Connects program.
Julia Thomas returned to her alma mater to serve as director of annual giving in 2015. As such, she spends most of her time connecting with members of our school community and raising money for The Darlington Fund, the school's top fundraising priority.
Alex Murray is a Brooklyn-based actor, musician, comedian, podcaster, audio engineer, children's entertainer, and jack of many nonsenses. He's appeared on HBO and Amazon Prime; performed etensively on stages in Nashville, New York, and beyond; and lends his comedic and musical talent to several podcasts. As Dr. Alex, he performs to children all over NYC and online. Alex graduated from Darlington in 2002 and Sewanee in 2006 with a degree in theater and English.
Every member of the Darlington Community has countless Darlington connections, especially in the work world. By supporting each other's careers and life goals, we are better connecting our students, alumni, parents, parents of alumni, and grandparents.
The Darlington Podcast is a collaboration between the communication and advancement teams, and is hosted by various members of the school community. Episodes are released each Thursday morning and available on most podcast platforms (search for The Darlington Podcast in your podcast player). Once new episodes are posted, you'll also be able to find them at www.darlingtonschool.org/podcast. Please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so that you'll get the latest episode each week!
The Darlington Podcast intro music was written and performed by Elliot Luitwieler ('22) and Kathryn Davidson ('22). Carson Raymond, director of major gifts, lends his voice, and editing and production is handled by Tannika King, director of communications.
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