We are thrilled to announce two promotions and a new addition to the Stewardship & Donor Relations team.
Megan DePrimio-Faust has been promoted to a Program Director in Donor Recognition. Megan, who has been on the team for five years, has grown significantly in her role. She has been instrumental in leading the recognition audit throughout campus and has made incredible recognition contributions for key donors, both public and personal. In addition, Cheryl Schlimpert has been promoted to Project Manager for Stewardship & Donor Relations. In this role, Cheryl will continue to support the entire team serving as the project manager for our most complex projects, including endowment reports, financial aid student recipient thank you notes, and the dedication budget just to name a few. Please join me in congratulating both Megan and Cheryl!
In addition, I am excited to announce that the responsibility of stewarding members of the Badin Guild is moving from Annual Giving to the Stewardship & Donor Relations team. The responsibility of Badin Marketing will remain in Annual Giving and a search will be underway soon to fill this open position. With this change, we are excited to welcome Laura Walker, Associate Director of the Badin Guild, to the stewardship team. Laura brings with her seven years of Development experience as a member of the Annual Giving team where she oversaw the stewardship of the Badin Guild, the marketing of planned giving vehicles, and since 2017, the marketing of our matching gift program.
As we prepare for the next campaign, this change will allow us to strategically determine how best to steward Badin Guild members, both programmatically as well as individually at the top of the pyramid ($10+). The move to the Stewardship & Donor Relations will allow Laura to leverage her knowledge of the Badin Guild and couple it with the expertise and support of the entire team. Laura will certainly continue to partner with her colleagues in Annual Giving, especially with Badin communications and stewardship events. She will also serve as the stewardship liaison to the Office of Gift Planning.
Please note that Laura will continue to handle Badin marketing until a new colleague is hired in this role reporting to Jim Small.