Contact

Use the directory below to contact an individual staff member. Not sure who to contact? Email us at advancement@vassar.edu or call us at (800) 443-8196 or (845) 437-5400. Our snail mail address is:

Office of Advancement
Vassar College
Box 14, 161 College Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Alumnae/i and current parents can also quickly and easily update their contact information online.

Office of the Vice President

Name Title Phone
Tim Kane Vice President for Advancement (845) 437-5401
Anca Nelson Special Assistant to the Vice President for Campaign Operations (845) 437-5402
TBD Executive Assistant  

Advancement Services

Name Title Phone
Mary Carole Starke Associate Vice President for Advancement Services (845) 437-5497
Kara Montgomery Director of Advancement Project Management (845) 437-5493
Danielle J. Suter Director of Gift, Trust and Estate Administration (845) 437-5498
Jeffrey Holl Assistant Director of Advancement Services (845) 437-5466
Jennifer Ruedebusch Office Specialist (845) 437-5487
Ashley Usher Administrative Assistant (845) 437-5922

Advancement Systems and Reporting

Name Title Phone
Nancy Wanzer Director of Advancement Systems and Reporting (845) 437-5437
Judy Connolly Assistant Director of Advancement Systems and Reporting (845) 437-7203
James Mills Programmer / Analyst (845) 437-5483
Carlos Ordonez Programmer / Analyst (845) 437-5416

Gifts and Records

Name Title Phone
Mary Lou Keenan Manager of Gifts and Records (845) 437-5248
Cher Pompa Accounting Specialist (845) 437-5404
TBD Accounting Specialist  
Dashawn Greene Records Assistant (845) 437-5416
Lisa Paolini Records Assistant (845) 437-7420
Anita West Records Assistant (845) 437-5444

Alumnae/i Engagement and Alumnae House

Name Title Phone
Lisa Tessler

Associate Vice President for Alumnae/i Engagement and Executive Director of AAVC

(845) 437-5439
Patricia Lamark Program Administrator (845) 437-5438
Martha Barry ’86 Alumnae House Manager (845) 437-7150
Willa Vincitore ’92 Senior Director, Alumnae/i Engagement (845) 437-5441
Sharif Rosen Associate Director for Multicultural and Affinity Engagement (845) 437-5443
Diana Jedlicka Associate Director of Alumnae/i Engagement (845) 437-5398
Cheryl McKeever Associate Director of Alumnae/i Engagement (845) 437-5408
Jolee DuBois Assistant Director for Reunion and Class Programs (845) 437-5442
Naomi Pucarelli Office Specialist (845) 437-5446
TBD Administrative Assistant  

Communications

Name Title Phone
TBD Associate Vice President for Advancement Communications  
Lance Ringel Senior Writer (845) 437-7772
Susan Brkich ’86 Senior Associate Director of Advancement Web Services (845) 437-5449
Brian Gunning Associate Director of Advancement Communications (845) 437-5421
Kwan Man Cheng Assistant Director of Advancement Communications  
Yolanda Johnson Assistant Director of Advancement Web Services (845) 437-5440

Donor Relations

Name Title Phone
Kristy Grimes Director of Donor Relations  
Sandra Frinton Associate Director of Donor Relations (845) 437-7547
May Lee Associate Director of Donor Relations (845) 437-5931
Cassandra Frake Yzaguirre Administrative Assistant (845) 437-5480

Individual Giving

Name Title Phone
Erin Martin Associate Vice President for Individual Giving (845) 437-5486
Kristen Andersen Senior Development Officer for Principal and Leadership Gifts (845) 437-5597

Annual Giving

Name Title Phone
Deborah Vanecek Director of Annual Giving (845) 437-5494
Lisa L. Lynch Senior Associate Director of Annual Giving (845) 437-7017
Wally Fisher ’12 Associate Director of Annual Giving, Volunteer & Reunion (845) 437-5419
TBD Associate Director of Annual Giving, Leadership & Affinity  
Rori-An Chuck ’19 Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Student Education & Young Alumnae/i Philanthropy (845) 437-7890
Joe Mastracchio Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Volunteer & Reunion (845) 437-5420
Gillian Redstone ’21 Administrative Fellow  
Tammy Carney Administrative Assistant (845) 437-5496
TBD Administrative Assistant  
Sallie Moore Administrative Assistant (845) 437-5418

Leadership Gifts

Name Title Phone
TBD Senior Director of Leadership Gifts  
Gregg McCarty Associate Director of Leadership Gifts (914) 227-8985
Eric Watson Associate Director of Leadership Gifts (845) 437-5414
Molly Renfroe Katz Assistant Director of Leadership Gifts (845) 437-5435
TBD Administrative Assistant  

Gift Planning

Name Title Phone
Alexas Orcutt Director of Gift Planning and Strategic Initiatives (845) 437-7773
Jeremy Goldberg Assistant Director of Gift Planning (845) 437-7902

Parent and Family Giving

Name Title Phone
Elizabeth Hoffman Director of Parent and Family Giving (845) 437-5488
Jessica Rossi Associate Director of Parent and Family Giving (845) 437-5243
Tracey Cousar Administrative Assistant (845) 437-5412

Principal Gifts

Name Title Phone
Cathryn S. Stevens Principal Gifts Associate (845) 437-5492
TBD Office Specialist  

Prospect Development and Research

Name Title Phone
Richard Horne Director of Prospect Development and Research  
Tricia Chapman Senior Associate Director of Prospect Development and Research (845) 437-5428
Sharon N. A. Parkinson Senior Associate Director of Prospect Development and Research (845) 437-5515
TBD Research Specialist  

Regional and International Programs

Name Title Phone
John S. Mihaly ’74 Associate Vice President for Regional and International Programs (845) 437-5294
Susan Quade Senior Associate Director of Regional and International Programs (845) 437-5453
Margie Smith Office Specialist (845) 437-5484