Chad Stacy

Chad Stacy

Chad Stacy, Dunn School CFO, has been awarded the 2020 Will Hancock Unsung Hero Award from the National Business Officers Association (NBOA). He was one of 10 business officers nationwide to receive the honor.

Stacy was nominated for the award by several members of the Dunn School administration to recognize his efforts in helping the 64-year-old private independent school successfully navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NBOA gives the Unsung Hero Award to independent school business officers who have made extraordinary contributions to their schools. The prize is named after Will J. Hancock, a school administrator who went above and beyond the call of duty during his 35 years at Hawaii Preparatory Academy.

Hancock influenced and inspired countless school business officers throughout his long career.

“Chad is most deserving of this recognition. He has been an outstanding financial advisor to the Dunn School Board of Trustees and a critical contributor to the Senior Leadership Team (SAT),” said Mike Beck, head of Dunn School, in explaining his motivation for nominating Stacy for the award.

“From creating a financial heat map to managing the school’s budget, Chad has helped Dunn establish a sustainable financial model,” Beck said.

For more about Dunn School, a private, independent day and boarding school for grades 6-12 in Santa Ynez Valley, visit Learn about the NBOA Unsung Hero award at