Meet the Development Team 

Deirdre O'Brien

Director of Development 

Deirdre comes to De La Salle from Friends Seminary where she was the Director of Annual Giving. Prior to Friends, Deirdre was Director of Annual Giving and Alumnae Relations at her alma mater, School of the Holy Child in Rye, New York. A former human rights lawyer, she has worked in the development/advancement field since 2013. Deirdre holds her B.A. from the University of Albany, J.D. from the City University of New York Law School and her LL.M from the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway. She served for six years on the Board of Trustees at the Cornelia Connelly Center, a middle school (grades 4-8) empowering girls at risk to reach their full potential. 

Emma Pickett

Associate Director of Development 

Emma is excited to join the De La Salle community after three years working in development at The Brearley School. She holds a B.A. in International Relations and Spanish from Colgate University. 

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332 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

Phone: 212-316-5840
Fax: 212-316-5998

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