The mission of the Utah Valley University Foundation is to obtain financial support for Utah Valley University.
Coordinate all aspects of the university's fundraising and alumni relations programs. Responsibilities include partnering effectively with the President in developing and pursuing strategic priorities, building a team of effective fund raisers, planning and directing programs for major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, faculty/staff campaigns, stewardship and development services, and alumni relations, while managing an active portfolio of donor prospects.
Development, communications, and nonprofit management consulting, including staff training, readiness audit, grant writing, prospect research, development services, corporate and foundation relations, and performance management.
Oversaw the college's fundraising and communications efforts and prepared the advancement office to mount a future fundraising campaign. Staffed the Board Affairs, Campaign Cabinet, and Advancement Committees of the Board of Trustees and served as Assistant Secretary of the Board.
Achievements during four years at HMC included, as cited by Harvey Mudd College in September 2010:
"The Office of College Advancement has achieved an astounding track record of success over the past four years. Strengthened with additional key staff, the team has piloted initiatives that are substantially increasing engagement with alumni, parents and friends of the College. While most national academic and non-profit institutions witnessed a 10% decline in philanthropic support over the past few years, HMC's annual giving increased by 37%. The College achieved 100 percent participation by the Board of Trustees, raised parent annual fund participation to nearly 20%, and set other HMC fundraising records, including the largest gift ever received and the largest number of gifts received in a single day. In 2009 and 2010, HMC saw record-breaking attendance at Alumni Weekend, Family Weekend, the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Visiting Professors in Leadership and Management Series, and the Dr. Bruce J. Nelson '74 Distinguished Speaker Series. The advancement communications group earned three major awards for outstanding Admission pieces, and the Academic-Advancement Partnership pilot program energized fundraising and engagement efforts of faculty. Perhaps most significantly, the Advancement team set the stage for HMC's forthcoming capital and endowment campaign, expected to be the largest fundraising effort in the history of the College... The Advancement team collaborated with trustees, faculty, students and alumni leadership to develop a campaign prospectus."
Supported the institutional fundraising, external relations, and corporate alliance objectives of ten interdisciplinary centers focused on nanotechnology, healthcare engineering, advanced learning, manufacturing, entrepreneurship, information technology, biosciences, and more.
Directed all foundation fundraising, communications, and grants management activities for the Purdue statewide system. Produced three successive years of double-digit % growth in funds raised from nonprofit organizations in support of programs, faculty, and students. In collaboration with Office of Sponsored Programs, enhanced University grants accounting and reporting systems for Development.
Launched the department's first ever alumni relations and development programs.
Institutional signatory for all extramural funding in the University of Houston state system. Specialized in grants submission and management for National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Texas state research programs, and private foundation funding. Managed a staff of five professionals and supported the management of more than 20 professionals and support staff.
Oversaw multi-institutional, interdisciplinary learning and research program comprising Baylor College of Medicine, University of Houston, and Rice University. Responsible for administration, grants management and development, marketing and publicity, web and communications, and speakers and summer internship programs.
Assisted in the production of the monthly NBER DIgest and quarterly NBER Reporter publications, fielded media inquiries, and developed press releases.
Oversee the copywriting, marketing, and publicity efforts associated with the release of approximately 60 new academic books per year, and additional special releases. Fields covered included education, public policy, social science and psychology, linguistics and cognitive science, women's studies, and anthropology.
b.a., Physics (b.a.) and English (b.a.) magna cum laude Activities and Societies:
In 1983, completed Oak Ridge National Laboratory internship in radiation physics with fieldwork in Utah & Colorado.