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Advancement Services & Donor Stewardship


The College of Arts & Sciences’ Advancement Services team works closely with both our central colleagues and our academic unit partners to build systems, develop processes and create resources that ensure we are effective stewards of our Arts & Sciences donors. Below is a general list of the activities our team handles.


We strive to provide actionable and transparent services that allow for streamlined processes, accessible reporting and analysis, and ultimately provide support for informed and strategic decision-making around engagement opportunities for College of Arts & Sciences donors and prospects.


Our activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing tools and processes to acknowledge donor gifts and improve donor stewardship
  • Ensuring annual reporting to donors of endowments
  • Reporting on impact to special donor populations
  • Drafting and managing gift agreements and amendments (both for endowments and current use funds)
  • Reporting on fundraising performance analytics
  • Developing data and technical systems that support prospect and planned giving management
  • Suggesting best practices to improve effectiveness of departmental stewardship

Contact the Team

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Have questions or need some support? You can email the Advancement Services team anytime at, or reach out to one of our team members directly.


Jill Doran, Director of Advancement Services | 206.616.8955

Jill leads the CAS Advancement Services team and is responsible for developing and implementing strategies related to the College’s donor stewardship practices, prospect management policies, and fundraising performance analytics.


Lindsay Bailey, Associate Director of Advancement Services | 206.685.7160

Lindsay manages and executes the programmatic suite of stewardship activities the College provides to our donors, including establishing and refining our best practices for communicating and engaging with our donors, evaluating and updating the content and training we provide to our academic partners, and serving as a consultant to departments on stewardship best practices.


Rebecca McIntire, Donor Relations Specialist | 206.685.2606
Becky creates weekly college-wide gift acknowledgements, coordinates endowed faculty appointment stewardship, and supports other content needs for donor stewardship. She can advise on donor acknowledgements, annual endowed faculty appointment letters to donors, and the gift activity report process.


Wendelin Dunlap, Digital Communications Steward | 206.221.7513
Wendelin provides digital communication production, audience strategy implementation, and data analysis. She manages the production of e-communication requests from CAS departments and CAS Advancement colleagues, allowing for consistent branding/format, intentional inclusion of audience segments, adherence to the pre-planned editorial content calendar, reliable data collection, and accurate and timely analysis of communication engagement.


Theresa Mejia, Manager, Endowment & Gift Documentation | 206.616.5373

Theresa executes activities related to endowment and current use gift agreement creation and amending, including drafting, routing, and recording agreements, as well as communicating about investments and distributions. She serves as a consultant to departments and frontline fundraisers regarding all things agreement related.


Michael Lee, Fiscal Steward Specialist | 206.221.7502

Mike focuses on collaborating with the Dean's Office, central Advancement, and department administrators regarding fiscal stewardship of the College's established gift funds. He can serve as a resource for interpreting gift agreements, benchmarking and analysis related to gift fund usage, and can help facilitate a variety of fiscal stewardship actions including gift agreement amendments, reinvestments, memorandums to file.


Eva Jian, Data & Reporting Analyst | 206.221.7462

Eva evaluates, develops, and adapts internal applications to manage College-specific processes. She manipulates and analyzes data and creates lists, reports, and data visualization documents to meet strategic business needs, and provides technical assistance on processes and reports managed by the Advancement Services team.


Hayley Miller, Assistant for Natural Sciences & Advancement Services | 206.543.2235
Hayley provides administrative and project management support for the Advancement Services team as we work to develop processes, steward our donors, and report on our progress.