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 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.
Kenneth Alexo, Jr., PhD
Vice President for University Advancement
Assistant Vice President, University Advancement
Administrative Assistant to the Vice President, University Advancement
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.
Director, Alumni & Parent Relations
Tricia Brown C’13
Administrative Assistant, Alumni & Parent Relations
Zach Davis C’02
Associate Director, Alumni & Parent Relations
Assistant Director, Alumni & Parent Relations
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
Associate Director, Annual Giving
Director, Annual Giving
Assistant Director, Reunion Giving
Administrative Assistant, Annual Giving
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 pursing grant opportunities.
Associate Director, Foundation & Government Relations
Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
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.
Associate Director, Stewardship
Jane Driscoll Himmelrich
Executive Director, Donor Relations & Stewardship
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.
Senior Leadership Gifts Officer, Leadership Giving
Rachel Pastoriza C’07
Leadership Gifts Officer, Leadership Giving
David Terdiman C’89
Director, Planned Giving
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.
Director of Records, Advancement Services
Mark Jorgensen C’04, G’14
Senior Associate Director, Advancement Services
Kate McNamara C’15
Data Entry Specialist, Advancement Services
Director of Prospect Research & Management, Advancement Services
Joe Perz C’89
Senior Director, Advancement Services