Our Mission

We advance the Mission and strategic direction of Lafayette College by fostering meaningful engagement and lifelong connections, and by securing the resources needed to realize powerful outcomes.

Our Values

Collaboration | Inclusivity | Integrity
Lifelong Relationships | Outstanding Service | Respect

Development and College Relations

Kim Verstandig

Vice President for Advancement (Interim)
307 Markle Hall

Kathy Griggs

Executive Assistant to the Vice President
307 Markle Hall
(610) 330-5892

Annual Giving

Benjamin Landis

Director of Advancement and Donor Engagement Initiatives
Pfenning Alumni Center
(610) 330-5943

Megan Azzalina

Associate Director of Reunion Engagement and Giving
Pfenning Alumni Center
(610) 330-5573

Scott Kushner

Associate Director of Annual and Leadership Giving
Pfenning Alumni Center
(610) 330-5865

Nicole Matos

Advancement Technology Specialist
Pfenning Alumni Center
(610) 330-5020

Mary Reilly

Office Coordinator
Pfenning Alumni Center
(610) 330-5034

Alumni Engagement

Mary Neuenschwander

Director of Alumni Engagement
Pfenning Alumni Center
(610) 330-3157

Priya Vin

Director of Volunteer Engagement
307 Markle Hall
(610) 330-5810

Nicole Tipton

Associate Director of Alumni Engagement
Pfenning Alumni Center
(610) 330-5101

Jules Fama

Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement
Pfenning Alumni Center
(610) 330-3115

Sarah Lumi

Alumni Research, Event, and Budget Manager
Pfenning Alumni Center
(610) 330-5041

Rachael Hoffman

Alumni Engagement Analyst
Pfenning Alumni Center
(610) 330-5035

Campaign and Development Operations

Stephanie Hayes ’94

Senior Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives and Advancement Operations
215 Markle Hall
(610) 330-5929

Robert VanBlargan

Senior Manager of Advancement Information Systems

Mary Ellen Nunes

Assistant Director of Advancement Data Solutions and Research
215 Markle Hall
(610) 330-5583

Leah Heinrich

Advancement Services Coordinator
215 Markle Hall
(610) 330-4407

Alissa Carver

Accounting Technician
215 Markle Hall
(610) 330-5046

Priscilla Hahn

Database Technology Assistant
215 Markle Hall
(610) 330-5032

Dawn Peterson

Gift Accounting and Data Integrity Technician
215 Markle Hall
(610) 330-5033

Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations

Maurice S. Luker III

Executive Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations
330 Markle Hall
(610) 330-5765

Mary Wilford-Hunt

Senior Associate Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations
328 Markle Hall
(610) 330-5381

Development Communications

Jill Spotz

Director of Advancement Communications
Alpha Building, 6th Floor
(610) 330-3322

Development Research

Tom Hampsey

Senior Executive Director
Advancement Research and Special Projects
307 Markle Hall
(610) 330-5026

Donor Relations

Megan Kintzer ’01

Senior Director of Donor Relations, Stewardship & Presidential Liaison
307 Markle Hall
(610) 330-3133

Katherine D. Santoro

Director of Presidential and Major Gift Stewardship
331 Markle Hall
(610) 330-5733

Celeste Langen

Associate Director of Donor Relations
307 Markle Hall
(610) 330-3126

Abigail Steinly

Associate Director of Donor Relations
307 Markle Hall
(610) 330-5044

Tammy Emery

Advancement Technology Specialist
307 Markle Hall
(610) 330-3280

Individual Giving

Valerie J. Downing

Associate Vice President for Individual Giving
307 Markle Hall
(610) 330-5835

Amy Porter

Senior Philanthropy Officer
West Coast region
331A Markle Hall

Micah Simms

Assistant Director of Major Gifts
Northeast and New England regions
215 Markle Hall
(610) 330-3109

Kathleen Marano

Assistant Director of Major Gifts
Mid-Atlantic Region
215 Markle Hall

Anne Crisafulli

Advancement Support Specialist
215 Markle Hall
(610) 330-5013

Leadership Initiatives

Arlina DeNardo

Executive Director of Leadership Initiatives and Sr. Advancement Officer
330A Markle Hall
(610) 330-5665

Aimee Torrisi

Administrative Coordinator
316 Markle Hall
(610) 330-5201

Parent and Family Relations

Janine Casey

Director of Parent and Family Relations
307 Markle Hall
(610) 330-5024

Tara Connolly

Advancement Support Specialist
307 Markle Hall
(610) 330-5675

Planned Giving

Joseph Samaritano ’91

Director of Gift Planning
215 Markle Hall
(610) 330-5047