Daniel Friel named Director of Development

WARWICK, RI (January 4, 2023) – Fr. Robert L. Marciano, KHS ’75, President, is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Friel as Bishop Hendricken High School’s Director of Development. Effective immediately, Friel will lead Hendricken’s fundraising, alumni relations, and donor engagement efforts.

Friel comes to Bishop Hendricken after serving as Director of the Executive Office, and previously as Director of Public and Government Relations, at Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts where he’s overseen community relations, promotions, and events for the museum and its institutions since 2020. Prior, he served as Program and Communications Director for the Boy Scouts of America’s Narragansett Council.

“Daniel is a welcome addition to our Hendricken staff and is now at the helm of an integral part of the Hendricken mission,” said Fr. Marciano. “His father, Hugh, is a classmate and a good friend since we were students together here in the Class of 1975 and Daniel has inherited his positive attitude. Like father, like son. His lifelong dedication to our Catholic faith, tireless work ethic, and leadership background will strategically move us ahead in our fundraising and alumni relations endeavors. His personal charism and keen skills will bring a new level of commitment to the school that we love and gladly serve.”

“As the son of a Bishop Hendricken alumnus, I know firsthand the impact that the school’s mission can have on all of those who have walked its halls and become lifelong Hawks,” Friel said.  “I will strive to do my part each day to build on that strong foundation and am honored by the invitation to be part of this phenomenal organization.”

As chief fundraiser, Friel’s role will be to engage current and new supporters, increase financial investment in Bishop Hendricken, and build an increasingly strong and diverse network of stakeholders. He leads the Development Office which works to secure major and transformational gifts for the school, including Peter Thomas ’86 as Development Officer, Ryan Sheehan ’08 as Development Associate, and Paula Reynolds as Editorial Assistant. Fr. Stephan Silipigni, member of Bishop Hendricken’s Board of Advisors and longtime development professional, will serve as a consultant to the office during Friel’s transition.

Friel is the son of Hugh Friel ’75, a lifelong Warwick resident, 2006 graduate of Warwick Veterans Memorial High School, and parishioner of St. Kevin Church.



CONTACT: Christian Kabbas ’14
Director of Communications & Marketing