Meet Our Team!

The Development team serves the alumni, students, families, and friends of Lawrence University. We can answer your questions about giving, events, volunteer opportunities, and additional ways to support and engage with Lawrence.

We look forward to connecting with you!

 

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Alex E. Baldschun

Assistant Director of Prospect Research
920-832-6550

As a Development Operations Specialist I work to ensure that Lawrence's data is recorded and maintained accurately in order to better serve the fundraising and friendraising goals of the university.

 

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Anna Beno (She/her(s))

Associate Director of Corporate, Foundation and Sponsored Research Support
920-832-6554

In my role with CFSR, I partner with faculty and staff to develop research or project ideas and connect them to local and national grant funders. This encompasses the entire grants cycle, from finding funders to editing proposals, submitting grants, and administering funded grant projects.

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Lucas A. Brown

Associate Vice President of Development
920-993-6027

I serve as the chief prospect development strategist at Lawrence, conducting prospect research and managing data to advance institutional fundraising priorities.  I help develop strategy, plans, and forecasts for fundraising campaigns and directed Lawrence’s Be the Light! Campaign.

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Benjamin Campbell

Benjamin C. Campbell

Director of 50th Reunion Programs
920-832-6936

As the Director of 50th Reunion Programs, I have the pleasure of partnering with a passionate volunteer group as they reconnect with classmates, plan meaningful events for their celebration, and encourage philanthropic support to Lawrence in honor of their special and important milestone.

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Erin Chudacoff

Executive Director of Donor Engagement
920-832-7057

As Executive Director of Donor Engagement, I provide strategic direction and oversight of stewardship activities and lead the donor engagement team. We provide meaningful stewardship to major donors to the university, fostering connections between donors and the people and programs they support.

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Jamie S. Clay (She, her hers)

Administrative Assistant
920-832-6548

As the Alumni and Development Administrative Assistant l provide administrative support to members of Lawrence’s Alumni and Development team assisting in the stewardship of donors, fostering connections with our constituency with meaningful opportunities to connect, engage, and administrative dut

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Lauren E. Cliff

Assistant Director of Annual Giving
920-832-6520

As Assistant Director of Annual Giving, I manage mail and email solicitation campaigns, partner with alumni to plan Reunions, and support the older half of our volunteer program, the Class Leadership Team. In addition,

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Jenn Freienmuth (She/Her)

Assistant Director of Annual Giving
920-832-6536

As Assistant Director of Annual Giving, I engage with alumni, work with students in the Philanthropy Engagement Center (PEC), partner with alumni to plan the 10th reunion, and educate the campus community about the importance of philanthropy.

 

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Calvin D. Husmann

Vice President for Alumni and Development
920-832-7687

I work with colleagues to ensure our fundraising and alumni and community engagement programs are as effective and efficient as possible.  The Lawrence community is fiercely loyal and generous.  It is an honor to work with Lawrentians to help advance Lawrence.

 

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Amy Sue Hutchings (she/her)

Associate Director of Donor Engagement
920-832-6661

As Assistant Director of Donor Engagement, I work with peers from all across campus to explore different ways to express gratitude to alumni, family, and friends that support Lawrence. It's always invigorating to hear why someone wants to give back to the Lawrence community. 

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Sherri Immel

Senior Development Coordinator
920-832-6854

At Lawrence since 1995, Sherri provides assistance to the associate vice president of alumni and constituency engagement, Bjӧrklunden, Principal, Major, and Planned Giving officers and Donor Engagement.  Provides support for donor stewardship, endowed funds and named scholarships.

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Amy Kester (she/her)

Executive Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Sponsored Research Support
920-832-6816

I lead the corporate, foundation, and sponsored research support team and serve as the principal grants officer for organizational fundraising at Lawrence.

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Kevin LeBeau

Director of Annual Giving
920-832-7260

As Director of Annual Giving, I get the joy of working with a team of four very talented, inspiring, and creative individuals on a daily basis. The annual giving team strives to make giving easy and fun, while also showing the impact of each and every gift, no matter the dollar amount.

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Amber Nelson

Amber R. Nelson

Director of Alumni-Development Communications
920-832-6552

As Associate Director of Annual Giving, I project manage our Giving Day, work on crowdfund campaigns, partner with alumni to plan Reunions, work with student interns, and oversee some solicitation campaigns.

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Amy S. Tesch

Executive Assistant
920-832-6517

As Executive Assistant in the Alumni and Development office, I support the Vice President for Alumni and Development, the Associate Vice President of Development, the alumni board, and work with a team of three administrative support staff. My work includes scheduling donor meetings and managing

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Laurie L. Yingling (She/Her)

Associate Director of Gift Planning
920-832-6843

I specialize in marketing and communications for Lawrence’s gift planning program and the 50th Reunion classes. I also manage gifts received from trusts and estates. I had the honor of being campaign coordinator for our successful $232M Be the Light!

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Jenny Ziegler

Jenny Ziegler

Executive Director of Development Analytics and Operations
920-832-6885

As the director of development analytics, I work with the team that assists the Alumni-Development Office with getting data in and out of the database. Our primary responsibilities are for alumni and parent records including biographical information and their philanthropy.

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The Development team works closely with the Alumni Office. Learn about all staff members working on the Alumni team.