Mrs. Betsy Ellis

Director of Advancement
Advancement

Director of Advancement Betsy Ellis was no stranger to Christ School when she accepted the position in 2018.

Mrs. Ellis previously worked in the Advancement Office from 2002 to 2004 to assist with fundraising for the renovation to St. Joseph’s Chapel. In 2004, Mrs. Ellis became Director of Advancement at Asheville's Evergreen Charter School. After the birth of her son, Ben, Mrs. Ellis joined Asheville's Pisgah Legal Services, where she worked for 11 years. Her job grew to Director of Philanthropy, managing a talented team, 1,600 donors, and increasing the non-profit's annual campaign from $200,000 to more than $1.4 million a year.

Mrs. Ellis was ready for a new challenge, and the opportunity to return to Christ School came at the right time. The 2018-19 and 2019-20 fiscal years have been the most successful in school history, with more than 800 donors and over $1 million raised each year. 

Mrs. Ellis, her husband James (an attorney in Black Mountain, N.C.), and their three sons live in Van Every House. When she is not working, Ellis loves to travel, cook, and entertain. She also enjoys spending time at the family's place on Lake Champlain in Vermont.