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Office of Institutional Advancement

University of Hartford
Institutional Advancement
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
T. 860.748.2400 | F. 860.768.2454

Office location: Institutional Advancement is located at the north end of the Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center.

Kate Pendergast Kate Pendergast
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
T. 860.768.2421

Patty MahonPatty Mahon
Executive Assistant to the Vice President
T. 860.768.2414 


Expand the sections below to view more members of the Institutional Advancement team.

Leadership Giving and Development Officers

Sean MeehanSean Meehan
Senior Director of Leadership Gifts, College of Arts and Sciences, and Annual Giving
T. 860.768.2440

Rebecca Brandt Rebecca Brandt
Director of Leadership Gifts,
The Hartt School and Hartford Art School
T. 860.768.2416

Alex CouryAlex Coury '08, M'10
Senior Development Officer,
Barney School of Business
T. 860.768.2413

Alex DeVivoAlex DeVivo
Senior Development Officer,
College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture and College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions
T. 860.768.2405

Emmanuel SanchezEmmanuel (Manny) Sanchez
Development Officer,
Hillyer College
T. 860.768.2436

Samantha SokoloskiSamantha Sokoloski Goemans
Development Associate
T. 860.768.2448 


Planned Giving

Lauren Parda Lauren Parda
Director of Planned Giving
T. 860.768.2415  


Annual Giving

Sean MeehanSean Meehan
Senior Director of Leadership Gifts, College of Arts and Sciences, and Annual Giving
T. 860.768.2440

Erin PollardErin Pollard
Director of Annual Giving
T. 860.768.2401

Ed OwensEd Owens
Director of the Hawk Nation Club
T. 860.768.4620

Victoria SandovalVictoria Sandoval
Associate Director of Family Giving
T. 860.768.2444


Donor Relations

Caitlin SimardCaitlin Malinowski '11, M'15
Director of Donor Relations
T. 860.768.2452

Jennifer CarrJennifer Carr '19
Donor Stewardship Coordinator
T. 860.768.2487


Corporations and Foundation Relations

Keely PatrickKeeley Patrick
Corporation and Foundation Relations Associate
T. 860.768.2441


Advancement Communication

staffJane Kim Donino
Director of Advancement Communication
T. 860.768.2417

Joanna NaclerioJoanna Naclerio '15
Marketing Communication Manager, Advancement and Alumni
T. 860.768.2419


Special Events

Katie Berube Katie Berube
Director of Special Events
T. 860.768.2406

blank Samantha Durant
Special Events Coordinator
T. 860.768.2418

Alumni Engagement

Heather CorbettHeather Corbett
Senior Director of Alumni Engagement
T. 860.768.2430

Brittany GuarnaBrittany Guarna
Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, Alumni Professional Engagement
T. 860.768.2412

Jim KeenerJim Keener
Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, Affinity Programs
T. 860.768.2466

Nora KaszubowskiNora Kaszubowski '14, M'16
Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, Regional and Admission
T. 860.8768.2435


Advancement Services

Chris AdamsChris Adams
Senior Director of Advancement Services
T. 860.768.2407

staffTraci Giovinazzo '18
Associate Director of Advancement Services
T. 860.768.2451

Thecla_0226_cr.jpgThecla Colon
Advancement Services Coordinator
T. 860.768.2437


Prospect Research

Ben SchwartzBen Schwartz
Director of Prospect Research and Research
T. 860.768.2409

Beverly ZellBeverly Zell
Associate Director of Prospect Management Research
T. 860.768.2425

Todd BamfordTodd Bamford
Prospect Management Analyst
T. 860.768.2427



Bill MabeeBill Mabee '18
Administrative Assistant, Development and Annual Giving
T. 860.768.2449

Chevaughn CampbellChevaughn Campbell '18
Administrative Assistant, Alumni Engagement
T. 860.768.2411


To learn more about the Alumni Association and Alumni Engagement team, please visit the Alumni Association website.