Alice Roche Cody
A writer with a 30-year development background, Alice has consulted for a variety of advancement offices in the education, healthcare, and non-profit sectors.
As the interim communications manager for the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, Alice oversaw communications for its $35.8 million Growing Forward capital campaign to raise funds for Goryeb Children’s Hospital, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. She also served as editor of the Foundation Journal and managed all internal and external foundation communications. Her career at the foundation began with the role of copywriter.
In the education sector, Alice consulted for Gill St. Bernard’s School for a decade, and in this capacity, she often served as editor and wrote features, profiles, and news stories for its alumni magazine. In addition, she crafted regular content for the school’s web site and social media platforms. Alice also contributed to the alumni magazines of Rutgers, Drew, and East Stroudsburg University as well as Pingry. Her development career began at Drew, where she worked in both the alumni and media relations offices. As a consultant for media relations at Rutgers, Alice served as a promotions specialist, writing press releases, media advisories, and features. Her projects included managing an international media event that unveiled an innovative artificial hand developed at the College of Engineering. Prior to this, she reported for The Record of Bergen County, writing general news stories and a weekly education column.
A prolific writer, Alice has written for The Star-Ledger, NJ.com, The Rumpus, and The Black River Journal. Her personal essay, “A Sacred Gift,” was one of 60 selected from more than 100,000 submissions on the theme of motherhood for inclusion in the book This I Believe: On Motherhood (John Wiley & Sons).
Alice graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Douglass College and earned a master’s in journalism from New York University.
Alice and her husband live in Somerset County and have two grown sons.