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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

Lida MullarkeyLida Mullarkey
Associate Vice President of Development
T. 860.768.2444

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

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

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

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

Holly Strauss-O'BrienHolly Strauss-O'Brien
Senior Development Officer; Associate Director for Athletic Advancement
T. 860.768.2420

Alex DeVivoAlex DeVivo
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
T. 860.768.2436

Samantha SokoloskiSamantha Sokoloski
Development Associate
T. 860.768.2448 



Bill MabeeBill Mabee
Administrative Assistant
T. 860.768.2449 


Planned Giving

Lauren Parda Lauren Parda
Director of Planned Giving
T. 860.768.2415 


Corporations and Foundation Relations

Keely PatrickKeeley Patrick
Corporation and Foundation Relations Associate
T. 860.768.2441 


Advancement Communication and Annual Giving

Casey FishCasey Fish
Director of Advancement Communication and Annual Giving
T. 860.768.2401

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

staffJane Kim Donino
Associate Director of Advancement Communication and Annual Giving
T. 860.768.2417

Brittany GuarnaBrittany Guarna
Student Philanthropy
T. 860.768.2412

Joanna NaclerioJoanna Naclerio '15
Digital Media Coordinator
T. 860.768.2419 


Donor Relations

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

Jennifer CarrJennifer Carr '19
Donor Stewardship Coordinator
T. 860.768.2487 


Special Events

Katie Berube Katie Berube
Director of Special Events
T. 860.768.2406 


Advancement Services

Chris AdamsChris Adams
Senior Director of Advancement Services
T. 860.768.2407

staffTraci Giovinazzo
Assistant Director of Advancement Services
T. 860.768.2451

Therese MorrisTherese Morris M'14
Assistant Director of Advancement Services, Technology
T. 860.768.2428

Sharron SterlingSharron Sterling
Senior Gifts Processor and Records Specialist
T. 860.768.2437

Aubrey McCarthyAubrey McCarthy '17
Records and Stewardship Coordinator
T. 860.768.2439 


Prospect Research

Ben SchwartzBen Schwartz
Director, Prospect Research
T. 860.768.2409

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

Todd BamfordTodd Bamford
Prospect Research Analyst
T. 860.768.2427 


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