CSBS Director of Development
Sending good wishes to College of Social and Behavioral Sciences alumni and friends! Many of you play an important role in our students’ lives by financially supporting the college, offering internships to students and returning to campus to guest lecture, just to name a few! Please accept my heartfelt thanks for everything you do.
I recently joined the staff of the University of Northern Iowa Foundation as the director of development for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. While I am new to this role, I am not new to UNI. I have spent the past five years as development director for the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, and years ago I was a non-traditional student graduating from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences with a social work degree. When I reflect on my life as a non-traditional student with two young daughters, I am exceedingly grateful for the opportunities that were presented to me. It was the start of a new life for us.
When accepting this position, I did so with great excitement. It feels as though my life has come full circle and now I am in a position to help give back to a college that gave me so much. Each one of us has opportunities to give back in various ways. I would be happy to discuss ways for you to make an impact at UNI. A few of the ways to consider include:
- Create a scholarship – A scholarship provides financial support for students and gives them the opportunity to fully pursue the academic and extracurricular activities available.
- Support the CSBS Dean’s Fund for Excellence – The Dean’s Fund provides direct support to students and faculty in a variety of ways each year, including study abroad funding, financial support for low paying or unpaid internships, and experiential learning opportunities at conferences and other events.
- Join UNI’s Legacy Society – Create a legacy for the future with a bequest or other planned gift. By including UNI in your estate planning you can help future students and programs in a way you never dreamt possible.
To learn more about these and other ways to impact the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, please feel free to contact me at 800-782-9522, 319-273-5985, or firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you!