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Major Gifts

Major gifts are highly curated and part of a long-term relationship with prospects, major gifts officers, and faculty or projects. Advancement puts resources toward cultivating and asking for major gifts from stakeholders in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

The Major Gifts Officers engage department chairs, administrators and other department staff in their efforts to make sure each prospect has a meaningful relationship with the College and its departments, centers or programs. 

Major Gifts Officers by Department, Center, or Program

Arts & Humanities Kara Hefley, Assistant Dean for Advancement
Arts Stephanie Kornfeld, Associate Director of Advancement
Humanities Molly Purrington, Senior Associate Director of Advancement
Burke Museum Anna O'Donnell, Director of Development
Henry Art Gallery Jill Leininger, Deputy Director of External Relations
UW World Series Cristi Benefield, Director of Philanthropy
Natural Sciences Ric Thomas, Director of Advancement
Applied Math Open, Associate Director of Advancement
Astronomy Alexandra Haslam, Associate Director of Advancement
Biology Dan Johnson, Associate Director of Advancement
Chemistry Alexandra Haslam, Associate Director of Advancement
I-LABS Dan Johnson, Associate Director of Advancement
Mathematics Open, Associate Director of Advancement
Physics Alexandra Haslam, Associate Director of Advancement
Psychology Dan Johnson, Associate Director of Advancement
Speech and Hearing Sciences Dan Johnson, Associate Director of Advancement
Statistics Open, Associate Director of Advancement
Social Sciences Kara Hefley, Assistant Dean for Advancement
American Ethnics Studies Open, Associate Director of Advancement
American Indian Studies Open, Associate Director of Advancement
Anthropology Open, Associate Director of Advancement
Communications Open, Associate Director of Advancement
Economics Jessica Frederick, Associate Director of Advancement
Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies Jessica Frederick, Associate Director of Advancement
Geography Open, Associate Director of Advancement
History Open, Associate Director of Advancement
Jackson School of International Studies

Jenny Poast, Director of Advancement
Damian Peterson, Assistant Director of Advancement

Law, Societies & Justice Jessica Frederick, Associate Director of Advancement
Philosophy Jessica Frederick, Associate Director of Advancement
Political Science Jessica Frederick, Associate Director of Advancement
Sociology Jessica Frederick, Associate Director of Advancement
Women's Center Jessica Frederick, Associate Director of Advancement