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|Susana Gajic-Bruyea, Executive Director of Advancement Services, University Relations, University of California, Merced
is the Executive Director
Services, University Relations at the University of California,
Merced. Prior to moving to California, she was responsible for data quality and integrity for more than six
hundred thousand records in the Development Information System at
the university of Toronto. She
managed a team of professionals and data specialists responsible for
implementing the divisional strategy of accurate, reliable and
available information. Susana was also a project leader for systems
related development. An experienced records manager, she created
and implemented numerous electronic and hard copy records management
systems for Canada's largest Advancement and Affinity programs.
Data Essentials 360 - The Value of Having Good Data to Support Your Revenue Generating Programs.
Job Descriptions - Director, Annual Giving Programs, Manager, Gifts and Database Administration, Prospect Research Specialist
Sample File Plan.
Sample File Retention and Disposition Schedule
Survey - Contactable Rates, Survey Results
Survey on how your contactable rates for constituents compare with other organizations.
|Debra Garrington, Annual Fund Manager, The Evergreen State College
Debbie has worked for 18 years in Development for
College, and says "The best part of my job is working with
phonathon students to raise scholarship dollars!"
Caller Interview Questions
|Gretchen Gilliland, Assistant Director of the Annual Fund for the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
|Samples - Library Mailer to Parents, Library Reply Card
|Heidi Gillis, Assistant Director of Research & Operations Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association
Survey - Research's Placement in the Organization
Results were compiled list through the beneficence of research colleagues on the PRSPCT-L listserv.
Sample Forms - Prospect Research Request
|Jacquelyn Glasener, Executive Director of the Fresno State Alumni Association
Jacquelyn K. Glasener has served as the Executive Director of the Fresno State Alumni Association since 1997. Previously, she was Director of the Annual Fund and a Consultant for annual and capital campaigns with IDC of Henderson, Nevada. She has more than 13 years of experience in advancement.
Alumni Chapters Handbook
Administrative Support Assistant
Board of Directors Good Faith Guidelines
Director of Alumni Marketing and Membership
|John R. Glover, Director of Annual Giving Programs/Development Officer for Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University Foundation
|Job Description - Program Manager - Phone Center.
|Kurstin Finch Gnehm, Director of Annual Fund , Linfield College
Finch Gnehm serves as Director of Annual Fund for Linfield College.
Previous positions include Director of Advancement Services for
Linfield College, Technology and Communications Manager for the
Battered Women’s Justice Project, and Program Officer for the Urban
Libraries Council. She holds master’s degrees from the University of
Iowa and Oregon State University and a bachelor’s degree from
Linfield College, and in her spare time writes “Celiac
by Marriage,” a blog about living with celiac disease.
Annual fund thank you letter.
Alumni futures script: phonathon script for non-donors.
Athletics thank you: thank you letter for athletics fund.
Linfield Donor Survey: distributed with annual appeal to lapsed donors.
Linfield College Phonathon Team Mid-Point Survey: caller survey for middle of semester.
|Kate Goldberg, Director of Advancement Services, Washington College
have worked at Washington College since 2002, originally as the
Computer HelpDesk manager and most recently in my current position
in Development and Alumni Relations. We have been using Benefactor
since 1996 we are currently working on updating our policies and
procedures. We are trying to improve our project planning techniques
and use the Cyclical Calendar to plan our upcoming projects.
Planning - Cyclical Planning Calendar
Sample Forms - Gift Processing Form
|Darlene Gooch, Assistant Director, Mail Programs, University of North Carolina
been working in the Annual Fund for UNC-Chapel Hill for about 4.5
years. Prior to that I worked in the Department of Stewardship for 2
years which is when I began working in Development.
Samples - Athletics Direct Mail - Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Women's Golf
|Julie D. Goodlick '81, M.S. '85 Senior Assistant Director, Alumni Relations Illinois State University - Normal
E-mail Policy - Policy for mass e-mails to Alumni, Friends &
E-mail Preferences - Survey results for alumni email preferences.
E-newsletter Plan - Plan for mailing e-newsletter.
|Allison Grass, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Eastern Washington University.
Grass is the Assistant Director of Annual Giving for Eastern
Washington University. She currently oversees the Phonathon, Senior
Class Gift, and Parents Fund and has prior experience with direct
mailings. It’s a great day to be an Eagle!
Parents - Current Parent Letter Cover, Current Parent Letter, Past Parent Letter
Scripts - Reminder, Thank You
Senior Class - Diploma Stuffer
|Travis N. Gray, Senior Director of Annual Programs and Community Colleges, University of Hawaii
|Allison Grebe, Director of the Annual Fund, The Ethel Walker School
Grebe is the director of the annual fund at The Ethel Walker School,
an independent day and boarding school for girls in grades 6-12 in
Simsbury, CT. In addition to overseeing the Annual Fund, she is
responsible for leadership giving, reunion class giving, and the
She began her career at her alma mater, Susquehanna University, where she was in charge of the student phonathon, worked with alumni and parent fundraising volunteers (including training), coordinated Family Weekend, and played a role in the capital campaign. She also spent a couple of years at The University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc. working with reunion alumni and direct mail related to alumni, parent, and faculty/staff solicitations.
Samples - Faculty Staff FAQ, Thank you Postcard
|Adrianne Greenlees, Director of Development for The Calverton School
Greenlees serves as the Director of Development for
Calverton School, a Pre-K through grade twelve independent
school in Southern Maryland. Prior to joining Calverton, she served
as the Vice President for Development for The
Institute in Washington, D.C. She began her development career
directing the fund raising, marketing and public relations for the
Missouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Combined Annual Fund and Capital Ask - Direct Mail Letter
|Sara A. Groh, '99 B.S., '01 M.Ed., Coordinator for the Annual Fund, University of West Florida
Groh is the coordinator for `annual giving at the University of West
Florida. Sara is responsible for coordinating all gifts under
$10,000 as well as the UWF Nautilus Society and Phonathon.
Sample Forms - Tally Sheet
Samples - Thank You Postcard
|Lea Ann Gross, Coordinator of Stewardship Services for University of Illinois Foundation
|Jodi Gup, Senior Director, Parent Giving Program, Emory University
Freshman Parents Solicitation Letter
Sample Forms - Parents Contact Report
Invitation to Join
Parent Council Responsibilities
Parents Results Report
|Aditi Gupta '03, Web Developer, Advancement Information Management, University of California Irvine
|E-solicitation - University of California, Irvine, Anniversary
|Eric P. Gustafson, Director of the Annual Fund and Associate Director of Major Gifts, Muskingum College
P. Gustafson is Director of the Annual Fund and Associate Director
of Major Gifts at Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio. He was
previously Director of Alumni and College Relations at Anna Maria
College, Paxton, Mass.
Samples - Vendor Appeal Letter