The mission of the Washington State University Foundation is to advance the teaching, research, and public service endeavors of Washington State University by generating private contributions to supplement the institution's state and federal revenues. The foundation is the conduit through which gifts and endowment income flow to provide immediate and long-term support for the University and all its programs.
Associate Director of Development, Athletics
Associate Director of Regional Development
As Associate Director of Regional Development for Washington State University, Kevin is charged with connecting with, expressing gratitude toward, and getting valuable feedback from our Alumni in both the Puget Sound and across the United States. Kevin works closely with all of WSU's colleges and constituencies in an effort to supply our loyal Alumni with information regarding exciting happenings on campus and throughout the state. Kevin is a rabid Coug and enjoys the successes of advancing Washington State towards being one of the nation's premier collegiate institutions through private support.
Andrea Gleichweith (WSU '86)
Carol Kowalski (WSU '88)
As Director of Development for the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, Carol is responsible for leading the campaign fundraising efforts for the founding college. Carol works closely with alumni and friends, focusing on leadership gifts to support the college's strategic priorities. Carol joined the College of Communication in July 2008 after an appointment with the WSU College of Liberal Arts as Associate Director of Development, as well as the WSU Foundation as Assistant Director of Corporate Relations - all based at Washington State University West. She has previously enjoyed a career in Pac-10 Athletics, as athletics marketing director at both Arizona State University and Oregon State University.
Director of Development
As Associate Director of Regional Development, Victoria builds relationships with alumni and friends of WSU in the Puget Sound region and across the country, working with various constituencies to expand private support for University programs and initiatives. Prior to joining WSU, Victoria worked in the non-profit sector raising funds for health-related causes, including medical research and health care organizations. Victoria has experience in corporate and foundation relations, volunteer management, special events and major gifts, and marketing. Victoria was an active student at WSU, working closely with the admissions office and student affairs. She graduated with a BA in Communication.
Regional Assistant Vice President
Gayle is the foundation's regional gift planning representative, assisting potential donors and their advisors in determining gift plans that best suits the donor's charitable interests, family needs and financial situations. She assists with stock transfers and real property gifts, provides sample bequest or trust language, drafts gift use agreements, and works with the donors on income producing gift plans, charitable lead trusts, and donor advised funds.
Associate Vice President
Manager, Corporate Partnership and Clean Technologies
Corporate and Foundation Relations
Based in Seattle, Joyce’s role is to engage corporations and other organizations in WSU-wide priority initiatives, focusing on interdisciplinary programs including sustainability and clean tech. Many of the organizations Joyce works with have multiple points of contact and interest around the university. Corporate Relations helps to provide a broader framework for the partnerships. Prior to WSU, Joyce worked with global healthcare and directed the capital campaign and corporate relations program for University of Washington’s School of Pharmacy, and had previously led the Gifts-in-Kind organization for World Vision U.S. Following her MBA from UC Berkeley, Joyce worked for many years in global business, product marketing and plant operations management in Mexico.
Liz Ryan, JD (WSU '90)
Regional Assistant Vice President
Liz is the foundation's regional gift planning representative, assisting potential donors and their advisors in determining gift plans that best suit the donors' charitable interests, family needs, and financial situations. She assists with stock transfers and real property gifts, provides sample bequest or trust language, drafts gift use agreements, and works with donors on income producing gift plans, charitable lead trusts, and donor advised funds.
Major Gifts Officer
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