Meet Our Team.


Meet Our Team

Located in Alumni House, the Office of University Advancement works to support the mission of Drew University by engaging with and securing support—both financial and through volunteerism and affinity—from all of Drew’s various constituencies: alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff, trustees, friends, religious organizations, corporations and foundations.

University Advancement is made up of the following teams, which offer programs and engagement opportunities that build relationships between our constituents and the university, creating a culture of lifelong philanthropy and volunteerism.

University Advancement Leadership

University Advancement works to build and nurture relationships with Drew’s alumni, students, families and friends. Through these relationships, we aim to support the educational mission of Drew University.

Elizabeth Kornstein
Interim Vice President, University Advancement

Karen Landrigan
Administrative Assistant to the Vice President, University Advancement

Alumni & Parent Relations

Our team engages alumni, parents and friends with Drew and with each other. Learn more about making alumni connections and Drew’s family and parent community. Contact us to update your information, plan a regional event, volunteer, help with Reunion plans or share feedback.

Carol Bassie
Director, Alumni & Parent Relations

Tricia Brown C’13
Administrative Assistant, Alumni & Parent Relations

Zach Davis C’02
Associate Director, Alumni & Parent Relations

Kathleen Merusi
Assistant Director, Alumni & Parent Relations

Annual Giving

Our team offers many opportunities for alumni, parents and friends to help Drew meet its needs from year to year. Learn more about supporting Drew. Contact us to learn about ways to give and what to support.

Jeramie Barletta C’13
Assistant Director, Annual Giving

Kaitlin Casey
Acting Director, Annual Giving

Hope Coppinger
Assistant Director, Reunion Giving

Deidra Harrison
Administrative Assistant, Annual Giving

Corporate, Foundation & Government Relations

Our team works to secure financial support from foundations, corporations and government agencies for programs and projects that advance the University’s various institutional objectives and priorities. Contact us to learn more about pursuing grant opportunities.

Linda DeTitta
Associate Director, Foundation & Government Relations

Natalie Raichilson
Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Donor Relations & Stewardship

Our team fosters the relationship between the University and its donors through activities that acknowledge, recognize and report on gifts to Drew, and engages donors in the life of the University. Contact us to learn about how your gifts are put into action and engage in upcoming events on campus and beyond.

Julie Andreola Gill
Associate Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship

Jane Driscoll Himmelrich
Executive Director, Donor Relations & Stewardship

Leadership & Planned Giving

Our team works with you to fulfill your goals and help transform The Forest. Contact us to learn about gift options that provide tax and income benefits. We’ll work with you to discover the best gift to meet your goals.

Karen DiMaria
Senior Leadership Gifts Officer, Leadership Giving

Rachel Pastoriza C’07
Leadership Gifts Officer, Leadership Giving

David Terdiman C’89
Director, Planned Giving

Advancement Services

Our team takes care of the University’s repository for all alumni and donation information. Campus community members can contact us to gather information for communicating with Drew’s varied constituencies.

Maryann Errico
Director of Records, Advancement Services

Mark Jorgensen C’04, G’14
Senior Associate Director, Advancement Services

Leah Panuccio
Director of Prospect Research & Management, Advancement Services

Joe Perz C’89
Senior Director, Advancement Services