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Sean Devendorf

Sean Devendorf Senior Director of Annual Giving, Tufts University LinkedIn Sean is the Senior Director of Annual Giving at Tufts University. He’s been at Tufts for 11 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…

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Rachel Laquidara

Rachel Laquidara Director of Annual Giving and Volunteer Management, Tufts University LinkedIn Rachel is the Director of Annual Giving and Volunteer Management at Tufts University. A graduate of Stonehill College with a BA in Communications and Boston University where she received a master’s degree in higher education administration, Rachel has worked in higher education annual…

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Beri Meric, CEO & Co-Founder

Beri Meric CEO & Co-Founder, IVY: The Social University LinkedIn Beri Meric is the CEO & Co-Founder of IVY: The Social University (IVY.com) which unites rising leaders through a lifetime of learning, growth, and impact. IVY has 20,000 members and 500,000 followers who support its mission to unlock potential and spark a new renaissance promoting…

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Nick Fulton

Nick Fulton Director of the Annual Fund, The Rams Club LinkedIn Nick is the Director of the Annual Fund at The Rams Club – a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is: Providing educational & athletic opportunities for Carolina student-athletes. He oversees efforts to grow membership and unrestricted giving. In 2017, Nick was part of the initial…

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Caroline Chang

Caroline Chang Higher Education Consultant, Transforming Solutions Inc. LinkedIn After a highly successful career in higher education, Caroline Chang recently transitioned to consulting, working with a boutique firm based in Chicago, IL. She works only with higher education clients on topics ranging from CRM selection for advancement to organization redesign for research administration, from strategic planning…

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Judy Doherty

Judy Doherty Executive Director of Information Management Systems & New Media for Advancement, Dartmouth College LinkedIn Judy is the Executive Director of Information Management Systems & New Media for Advancement at Dartmouth College. In this role, she oversees the 32 staff in Advancements analytic and reporting, programming, training, gift recording and alumni records services. She…

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Matt Spencer

Matt Spencer Associate Vice President of Development and University Advancement, Weber State University LinkedIn A native of rural Washington State, Matt Spencer has worked for 17 years in development and constituent relations roles within the public university, private university, and community foundation sectors. Currently, Matt serves as Associate Vice President of Development and University Advancement…

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Jean Pembleton

Jean Pembleton Director of Education, Hustle LinkedIn Jean Pembleton is the Director of Education at Hustle. Jean worked as an annual giving fundraiser and volunteer manager at the University of Chicago before relocating to the Bay Area where she worked as a Major Gift Officer at Stanford Law School. She currently oversees sales, partnerships, and…

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Claire Evans

Claire Evans Reunion Giving Officer, Whitman College LinkedIn Claire Evans is the Reunion Giving Officer for Whitman College. She recruits, trains and stewards Co-Chairs and Committee volunteers to fundraise for their milestone 10th, 25th, 40th and 50th reunions. During a milestone reunion, classes work together to present a gift to the college that is typically…

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Laura Day

Laura Day Director of Annual Giving, Williams College LinkedIn Laura Day is director of annual giving for Williams College, where she leads a team of ten staff members and 1,600 volunteers to run the college’s Alumni Fund. After graduating from Williams in 2004, Laura moved to New York and began working in arts administration. In…

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