Whitney Work earned a Bachelor’s degree in Government from the University of Virginia and was a fellow at UVA's Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership. She serves as Immanuel's Director of Advancement, responsible for student recruitment, fund-development, and community relations, along with the marking and public relations activities necessary to support these priorities.
Prior to working at Immanuel, Mrs. Work was the Director of Legislative Affairs for the National Association of Independent Schools, a nonprofit member association providing services to more than 1,700 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad. There, Mrs. Work engaged with many of the association's 1,400 independent, private K-12 schools in the U.S. on issues including nonprofit school governance, financial sustainability, admissions, marketing, and student assessments.
Previously, Mrs. Work served on numerous federal, state, and local campaigns and led two statewide nonprofit advocacy organizations focusing on education issues, as well as assisting on the Virginia Governor's transition team on K-12 education. She has a strong background as an effective leader of coalition-building and issue-advovacy campaigns, fundraising, marketing, and communications.
Mrs. Work and her family are members of Immanuel, where she enjoys serving the congregation as a Sunday School teacher and the co-chair of the Growing in Grace campaign. Mrs. Work and her husband Ryan live in Alexandria.