Our Team

A world class university demands a world class advancement program. We have embarked on our most ambitious campaign to date in support of our students, faculty, and programs. Our centralized advancement team works in conjunction with advancement professionals throughout the colleges and units on campus. Meet our team below and use the Illinois campus directory to search for anyone on campus.

ADVANCEMENT LEADERSHIP

The Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement works in partnership with the University of Illinois Foundation to manage all aspects of the fundraising operations on the Urbana-Champaign campus.

Barry Benson
Vice Chancellor for Advancement
Senior Vice President for Development, UIF
Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 300-5671
bensonb@illinois.edu
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Support: Melissa Engel

 

Susan Lee
Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
Associate Vice President, UIF
3003 Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 300-3486
leese@illinois.edu
LinkedIn
Support: Kate Wax

 

Jennifer Dillavou
Associate Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations
President, UI Alumni Association
3003 Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
jln5@uillinois.edu
LinkedIn
Support: Becky Pope

 

 

Paulanne Jushkevich
Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement, Health Sciences & Research Initiatives
3003 Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 300-3486
paulanne@illinois.edu
LinkedIn
Support: Kate Wax

 

 

Alex Schmidt
Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement Administration
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign IL 61820
(217) 265-5711
kaschmid@illinois.edu
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Sarah Morris
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Regional and Global Advancement
Illini Center Chicago
200 S. Wacker Drive, 19th Floor
(217) 300-7120
scm@illinois.edu
LinkedIn
Support: Ryan Riley

 

 

Heather Clay
Executive Director for Advancement
3016 Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 300-4083
hclay@illinois.edu
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Support: Kate Wax

 

 

David Bruns
Executive Director of Principal Gifts
3003 Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(312) 575-7850
dbruns@illinois.edu
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Theo Long
Executive Director of Budget and Talent Management
3003 Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 300-5289
tflong@illinois.edu
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Christy Moss
Executive Director of Strategic Engagement
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-6358
chrmoss@illinois.edu
LinkedIn
Support: Justin Brauer

 

 

David Bambrey
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations
Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 077
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 300-8076
bambrey@illinois.edu
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Janelle K. Weatherford
Senior Director of Foundation Relations
3003 Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 244-6566
jwthford@illinois.edu
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Melissa Engel
Director of Internal Operations for Institutional Advancement
Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 244-6647
engelm@uillinois.edu
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LEADERSHIP AND ADVANCEMENT SUPPORT

Kate Wax
Administrative Assistant
3003 Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 300-3486
kwax@illinois.edu
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Caroline Jandeska
Office Administrator
3003 Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 300-3489
cjandesk@illinois.edu
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Penny White
Office Support Associate
3003 Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 300-0285
pfwhite@illinois.edu
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CAMPAIGNS AND STRATEGIC ENGAGEMENT

The Strategic Engagement team leads the strategic efforts for the current With Illinois Campaign in the areas of event strategy, annual giving, stewardship, data analytics, and marketing/communications.

Christy Moss
Executive Director of Strategic Engagement
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-6358
chrmoss@illinois.edu
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Support: Justin Brauer

 

 

Kristin Burnette
Director of Annual Giving
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 300-4454
klang2@illinois.edu

 

 

 

Jason Quackenbush
Associate Director of Annual Giving Communications
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-5686
jvq@illinois.edu

 

 

 

Lisa O’Banion
Associate Director of Annual Giving Programs
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-9174
lobanion@illinois.edu

 

 

 

Kelly McCleary
Office Manager
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-9174
mcclery2@illinois.edu
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Justin Brauer
Office Support Associate
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 300-3698
brauer4@illinois.edu
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Audrey LeGrande
Associate Director of Event Strategy
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 300-1783
alegrand@illinois.edu
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Kim Schmidt
Director of Storytelling
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 265-6391
kimsch@illinois.edu
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Joe Brumleve
Art Director
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 244-0847
jtbrumle@illinois.edu
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Abigail Bobrow
Assistant Director of Storytelling
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 244-0847
abobrow@illinois.edu
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Katie Miller
Coordinator of Graphic Design
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 300-2575
ktmill@illinois.edu
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Jamie McFarling
Senior Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 244-3755
jmp@illinois.edu
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Ashley Gorman
Assistant Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 300-1916
agorman3@illinois.edu
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REGIONAL AND GLOBAL ADVANCEMENT

The Regional Development Directors serve as a point of contact for alumni, donors and friends throughout the United States. They are assigned different regions and build relationships through personal visits and events.

Sarah Morris
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Regional and Global Advancement
Illini Center Chicago
200 S. Wacker Drive, 19th Floor
(217) 300-7120
scm@illinois.edu
LinkedIn
Support: Ryan Riley

 

 


INTERNATIONAL ADVANCEMENT

Erin Nelson
Senior Director for International Advancement
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Drive, 19th Floor
enelson8@illinois.edu
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REGIONAL ADVANCEMENT

Erin Marker
Director of Development
3003 Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(415) 227-4040
emarker@illinois.edu
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ILLINI CENTER CHICAGO

Matt Wszolek
Senior Executive of Marketing & Media
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement and Office of Public Affairs
(312) 575-7842
mwszolek@illinois.edu
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Andrea Darlas
Senior Director of Constituent Engagement
Illini Center Chicago
200 S. Wacker Drive, 19th Floor
adarlas@illinois.edu
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Ryan Riley
Administrative Aide
Illini Center Chicago
200 S. Wacker Drive, 19th Floor
(217) 300-5014
rdriley@illinois.edu

 

 

 


FOUNDATION RELATIONS

Janelle K. Weatherford
Senior Director of Foundation Relations
3003 Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 244-6566
jwthford@illinois.edu
LinkedIn

 

 

Rajeev Malik
Director of Foundation Relations
3003 Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-8085
rmalik@illinois.edu
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Julie Elzanati
Director of Foundation Relations
3003 Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 244-1206
elzanati@illinois.edu
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Barlow LeVold
Associate Director of Foundation Relations
3003 Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 244-8146
jbl@illinois.edu
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TALENT MANAGEMENT

The Talent Management Office partners with colleges and units on campus to attract, retain and engage top-level employees in Advancement at Illinois.

Theo Long
Executive Director of Budget and Talent Management
3003 Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 300-5289
tflong@illinois.edu
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Julia Sullivan
Director of Talent Management
3003 Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 300-3731
juliams@illinois.edu
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Katie Walker
Associate Director of Talent Management
3003 Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 300-7178
walker74@illinois.edu
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Brenda Morris
Human Resource Associate
3003 Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 300-2704
bcmorris@illinois.edu

 

 

 

Jennifer Kresin
Business Manager
3003 Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 300-3487
jkresin@illinois.edu
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Tracy Wikoff
Accountant I
3003 Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 244-5067
tw@illinois.edu
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ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATES

Katie Harrell
Associate Director for Advancement
3003 Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-7312
harrell8@illinois.edu
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Susan Fitzgerald
Development Associate
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 300-3912
sfitzge@illinois.edu
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Julie Jackson
Director of Development, Principal & Major Gifts
3003 Alice Campbell Alumni Center, MC 079
601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 300-1736
filip@illinois.edu
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