Bert Griffin – Chief Advancement Officer : A life-long Louisvillian, Bert joined Spalding in April 2013 and will provide direct oversight to all development and alumni programs including annual fund, special events, grants, capital and endowment programs. Griffin previously served at The Salvation Army Louisville as the director of development. He also served 10 years as fundraising consultant in his family’s marketing firm Griffin Fundraising & Marketing, helping organizations both locally and nationally achieve their funding goals; this included direct involvement with Spalding University’s 2009 Pathways to Success endowment program. His community service includes involvement with the YMCA, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. You may contact Bert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cathi Biller – Manager of Alumni Relations: Cathi joined the Spalding University staff in September 2012. In her Alumni Relations role, she is responsible for coordinating all Alumni activities including efforts of the Alumni Association Board and creation and management of social media in support of Alumni communication and outreach. Most recently Cathi was the Regional Development Associate for Franciscan Alliance healthcare system in Northwest Indiana. She has wide-ranging experience in various areas of non-profit fundraising including grant writing, event planning, donor stewardship activities, volunteer leadership boards and capital campaign initiatives.
Cathi is from Hammond, Indiana and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Purdue University. You may contact Cathi at email@example.com.
Lori Hagest – Manager of Annual Giving: Lori started at Spalding University in September 2011 as Manager of Annual Giving. She is responsible for planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating the Annual Fund and other annual giving initiatives. Lori has worked in fundraising for over 13 years. She was the Assistant Director at The Mary Anderson Center for the Arts (an artist colony in Mt. St. Francis Indiana) and most recently the Manager of Grants and Donor Support at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville. She has extensive experience in many areas of development including annual giving, major donors, grant writing, corporate membership and sponsorship programs, planned giving, volunteer and internship programs and event planning and coordination (including the Mary Anderson Center’s Biannual Alumni and Friends Art Show and the Speed Museum pARTnership Ball).
Lori is from Borden, Indiana and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from DePauw University. You may contact Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beth Henley – Coordinator of Donor Relations and Stewardship: Beth began working in the Spalding Admission’s Office in 2004, after 10 years as a teacher’s assistant for the primary grades at Holy Family School in Louisville. In 2006, she joined the Office of Advancement and Philanthropy and is now the Coordinator of Donor Relations and Stewardship. Beth is charged with ensuring responsive Donor Relations in the Office of Advancement and Philanthropy. She is also responsible for the coordination of activities related to the donor community, including gift clubs, thank-a-thons, mail appeals, giving campaigns, and ensuring the stewardship of endowed gifts. Beth also supports the administrative functions of the Office of Advancement and Philanthropy, as well as plans and executes Advancement Events.
Beth is currently a Spalding University student, working towards a Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities. You may contact Beth at email@example.com.
Mike Marshall – Manager of Advancement Data and Restriction Accounting: Mike joined Spalding University in October of 2007, and serves as the Manger of Advancement Data and Restriction Accounting for the Office of Advancement and Philanthropy. He is primarily responsible for the receipting and processing of all donations, full administration of the University alumni and donor database, and ensuring that all restricted donations to Spalding University are received and spent in full accordance with donor intent. Mike came to Spalding with over 10 years’ experience in non-profit fundraising and applicable software specializations, working for such institutions as the Archdiocese of Louisville, Louisville Collegiate School and the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville.
Mike also serves on Spalding University’s Staff Advisory Council, and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Business Management and a minor in Accounting. You may contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.