Marie Swaisgood and Kali Wulff have joined the Division of University Advancement at The University of Findlay. Swaisgood is director of annual giving, and Wulff is a leadership gifts officer.
Swaisgood will work to secure unrestricted financial support for the University from alumni, parents and friends of the institution. She will conceptualize and implement the University’s annual giving program, including annual goal setting, fund raising strategy, monthly performance monitoring and reporting, volunteer and staff management and face-to-face solicitation.
“The University is thrilled to have attracted a candidate with the creativity, vision and experience that Marie possesses,” said Charlie Shepard, associate vice president for development. “Her ability to communicate to key community stakeholders the case for support of the University’s annual fund will be critical to moving the institution forward with its bold vision for the future.”
Prior to joining the University, Swaisgood most recently was stewardship manager for the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. Her previous positions at the foundation were donor services officer and administrative assistant.
Swaisgood has experience working with donors and their professional advisers to determine their philanthropic priorities and the most appropriate vehicle for their charitable giving. Swaisgood has a bachelor’s degree from Ashland University, and she earned a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation from the American College Richard D. Irwin Graduate School in 2012. She resides in Van Buren with her husband, Jeff, and their two young children.
Wulff will work to build relationships with alumni, parents and friends of the institution who have the financial capacity to support the University’s strategic fund-raising priorities for annual, endowment, capital and programmatic projects. She will begin by focusing much of her time building relationships in the greater Columbus, Ohio, region.
Wulff previously was development office coordinator for the Columbus Academy in Gahanna. She provided support for programs with annual giving, alumni relations and communications, and she planned and coordinated annual stewardship events and activities.
Wulff also gained experience with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio as development coordinator and then executive administrative assistant. Wulff has a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University. She resides in Bowling Green.
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