Sponsors and Acknowledgements







2017 UNC System Advancement Symposium Committee

Wes Ardoin, Manager of Advancement Information Services, NCSU

Sonia Barbre, Social Researcher, WSSU

Dr. Tamara Holmes Brothers, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, FSU

Kinna Clark, Associate Director of Gift Planning Services, University of North Carolina General Administration

Brian Davis, Director of University Events, UNC Asheville

Ethan Dodson, Director of Leadership Gifts and Board Development, ASU

Renee Elder, Communications Specialist, University Relations, NCCU

Adam Gerdts, Associate Dean, Kenan‐Flagler Business School, UNC‐CH

Megan Gorham, Director of Corporate and Foundation Engagement, UNCW

Darlene Gooch, Executive Director of Annual Giving, UNC‐CH

Geoff Graham, Associate Vice Chancellor Gift Planning & Real Estate Management, ASU

Sharon Hamilton, Senior Director Corporate and Foundation Relations, ECU

Ayana Hernandez, Associate Vice Chancellor, University Relations, NCCU

David Hibbard, Assistant Director of Annual Fund and Alumni Engagement, UNCP

Andrea Jenkins, Director of Development, Major and Planned Gifts, WSSU

Liz McFarlane, Director of Development, Central Major Gifts, NCSU

Timothy Minor, Vice President for University Advancement, UNC‐GA

Ben Minter, Assistant Vice Chancellor, FSU

Patricia Mitchell, Associate Vice Chancellor, Advancement Services, NCCU

Ben Pendry, Director of Prospect Research and Strategy, UNCC

Rob Saunders, Director of Advancement Operations, UNCG

Melissa Shampine, Assistant Director of Alumni Outreach, Alumni Relations, NCSU

Scott Thompson, Senior Web Developer, NCSU

Felicia Umstead, University Advancement Executive Assistant, UNC‐GA

Ben Underwood, Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement Operations, UNC Asheville

Rachael Walker, Director of Prospect Development and Analytics, UNC‐GA

Steve Watt, Assistant Vice President of Development and Gift Planning, UNC‐GA

Carla Willis, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, UNC Asheville


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