Monday, June 25, 2018

It’s early summer and Institutional Advancement is wrapping up the fiscal year while running up to General Convention in Austin.
 
Every June we work to bring Annual Fund gifts in by the June 30 year-end. Many hands are needed: Those who “ask,” those who “thank,” and those who “tell.” Thank you, Jennifer Greiner, for leading a classy charge!
 
This year-end also brings some staff realignments.
 
We will farewell Veena Khanna, who for two years, has split time processing gifts in IA with other work in Finance. They now need her fulltime, so we will send her to Finance with our thanks and appreciation.
 
Monina Pangan is picking up gift-processing. We are grateful that even with her other duties, Monina is taking on that important job. Devin Jacobsen joined IA in early June---just in time to help acknowledge the fiscal year-end gifts. Welcome, Devin!
 
Devin replaced Elizabeth Osborn who remains with us but has transitioned to be the Capital Campaign Associate and Campus Curator. She joins Barney Hawkins, co-director of the Bicentennial Campaign, in this work.
 
In other areas, Shelagh Casey Brown and Ann Roebuck are finalizing details for VTS at General Convention. Their work is implemented by Debbie Townsend, who not only has overseen the transitions of Veena, Monina, Devin, and Elizabeth, but is handling registrations for events in Austin.
 
I am ever grateful for this team. Each person applies unique gifts and talents to our shared mission of advancing this institution that we all know and love. #200years.

Linda L. Dienno
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
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