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Ellen Roof

Ellen Roof Director, Alumni & Parent Giving, University of Notre Dame Ellen leads a team laser-focused on growing alumni giving participation. Since joining Notre Dame’s Annual Giving team in 2016, Ellen has spearheaded three consecutive record years for senior class giving, grown engagement with young alumni, and increased student involvement in Notre Dame’s giving day,…

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Aric Walton

Aric Walton Assistant Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, Bowdoin College Aric is the Assistant VP for Development and Alumni Relations at Bowdoin College. He has been a member of the Bowdoin team for eight years, holding positions within the Annual Giving team as an Assistant and Associate Director before becoming Director of the…

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Susan Armacost

Susan Armacost Executive Director for University Development, University of Memphis Susan joined the development team at the University of Memphis in 2010 and served for more than 7 years as the lead Director of Development in the UofM’s Herff College of Engineering. In 2018, she was promoted to Sr. Director of Development, overseeing the major…

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Sean Devendorf

Sean Devendorf Senior Director of Annual Giving, Tufts University Sean is the Senior Director of Annual Giving at Tufts University. He’s been at Tufts for 12 years, having previously held various fundraising roles at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy. In his current role, he works with incredibly talented and committed colleagues to…

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Sarah Prince
Sara Prince

Sara Prince Senior Director of Strategic Solicitations, Kansas State University Foundation Sara joined Kansas State University Foundation as Director of Annual Giving in January 2016. Now Senior Director of Strategic Solicitations, Prince’s leadership recently guided a full in-house hub & spoke integration of a progressive omni-channel program. Her knowledge of annual giving and strategic planning…

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Julie Craig
Julie Craig

Julie Craig Senior Director of Prospect Analytics & Research, Kansas State University Foundation Julie Craig orchestrates relationship management, prospect exploration, and data science and market research at the Kansas State University Foundation. She has modernized her team’s partnership with development officers while concentrating efforts on sustainable fundraising through portfolio optimization. Having recently launched an intense…

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Susan Berhow
Susan Berhow

Susan Berhow Associate Vice President of Strategic Communications, Kansas State University Foundation With more than 20 years of experience in higher education communications, Susan Wolf Berhow has focused her career on using marketing and communication to increase engagement between the university and its key audiences. In her role as associate vice president for strategic communications,…

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Chris Savage

Chris Savage Co-Founder and CEO, Wistia Chris Savage is the co-founder and CEO of Wistia, a web-based video platform built for marketers. After graduating from Brown University, Chris and his co-founder, Brendan Schwartz, started Wistia in Brendan’s living room in 2006. Chris founded the company with the goal of helping businesses effectively market their products…

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Kate Chamberlin

Kate Chamberlin Senior director of Decision Science and Prospect Development, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) Kate Chamberlin is the senior director of Decision Science and Prospect Development at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK).  MSK’s analytical work has grown from a project to identify new principal gifts prospects to a comprehensive team that applies…

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John M. Morris

John M. Morris Senior Vice President of Development, Kansas State University Foundation John Morris joined the Kansas State University Foundation in 2016, as the Senior Vice President of Development.  Morris leads all aspects of fundraising, working with Foundation leadership, campus partners and the KSU Foundation Board to strengthen the Foundation’s overall fundraising capacity. He is…

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