Advancement Leadership

The Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement works in partnership with the University of Illinois Foundation to manage all aspects of the fundraising operations on the Urbana-Champaign campus.

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Barry Benson
Vice Chancellor for Advancement
Senior Vice President for Development, UIF
517 Swanlund Administration Bldg
601 E. John St., Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 300-5671
Barry Benson
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Molly Tracy
Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
Associate Vice President, UIF
504 Swanlund Administration Bldg
601 E. John St., Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 244-9918
Molly Tracy
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Susan Lee
Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
Associate Vice President, UIF
517 Swanlund Administration Bldg
601 E. John St., Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 300-3486
Susan Lee
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Kathy Riley
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
504 Swanlund Administration Bldg
601 E. John St., Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 244-8314
Kathy Riley
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Leanne Rodgers Barnhart
Senior Director of Development, UIF Assoc. Vice President for Principal Gifts
504 Swanlund Administration Bldg
601 East John Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 244-6880
Leanne R. Barnhart
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Alex Schmidt
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Advancement, Campaigns and Strategic Engagement
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign IL 61820
(217) 265-5711
Alex Schmidt
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Elizabeth McGreal Cook
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Talent Management and Human Resources
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 265-5423
Elizabeth McGreal Cook

Leadership Support

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Katie Wax
Administrative Aide
517 Swanlund Administration Bldg
601 East John Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 300-3486
Katie Wax
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Caroline Jandeska
Office Administrator
504 Swanlund Admin. Bldg.
601 East John Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 300-3489
Caroline Jandeska
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Jennifer Kresin
Budget Analysis I
517 Swanlund Admin. Bldg.
601 East John Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 300-3487
Jennifer Kresin
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Elizabeth Erwin
Office Support Associate
517 Swanlund Admin. Bldg.
601 East John Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-4752
Elizabeth Erwin

Annual Giving

The Annual Giving Office oversees the solicitation and stewardship of thousands of alumni and friends who support Illinois with their generous recurring gifts.

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Christy Moss
Director of Annual Giving Programs
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-6358
Christy Moss
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Kristin Burnette
Associate Director of Annual Giving Stewardship
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 300-4454
Kristin Lang
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Lisa O'Banion
Associate Director of Annual Giving Programs
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-9174
Lisa O'Banion
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Kelly McCleary
Office Support Associate
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 300-2575
Kelly McCleary

Foundation Relations

The Office of Foundation Relations is dedicated to securing support from private foundations for the institution's academic and public engagement programs. Read more

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Janelle K. Weatherford
Director of Foundation Relations
507 East Green, 4th Floor
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 244-6566
Janelle Weatherford
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Barlow LeVold
Associate Director of Foundation Relations
507 East Green, 4th Floor
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 244-8146
Barlow LeVold
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Rajeev Malik
Director of Foundation Relations
601 E. John Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-8085
Rajeev Malik
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Julie Elzanati
Director of Foundation Relations
601 E. John Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 244-1206
Julie Elzanati

Marketing & Communications

Marketing & Communications focuses on engaging our passionate alumni and friends to ensure Illinois is a top philanthropic priority.

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Joseph Brumleve
Art Director
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 244-0847
Joseph Brumleve
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Kim Schmidt
Director of Storytelling
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 265-6391
Kim Schmidt
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Matt Wszolek
Senior Executive of Marketing & Media
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement and Office of Public Affairs
(312) 575-7842
Matt Wszolek
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Sherry Clayborn
Office Support Assistant
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 300-2441
Sherry Clayborn

Regional

The Regional Development Directors serve as a point of contact for alumni, donors and friends throughout the United States. They are assigned different regions and build relationships through personal visits and events.

REGIONAL DIRECTORS

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Deanne Johnson
Director of Development
Territories: Arizona, Illinois (East Central; plus the Quad Cities), Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming
Deanne Johnson
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Eileen Prillaman
Director of Development
Territories: Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C. and West Virginia
Eileen Prillaman
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Mark Taylor
Director of Development
Territories: California (Southern), Nevada (Southern)
Mark Taylor
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Erin Marker
Assistant Director of Advancement
501 Second Street, Suite 403
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 227-4040
Erin Marker
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Andra Lee
Senior Director of Development
507 E. Green St., Ste 426
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 300-3455
Andra Lee
Regional Director Territories TBD:
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida (Northern), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois (East Central and Northern), Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada (Northern), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin

ILLINI CENTER CHICAGO

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TRENTON BLYTHE
Associate Director of Advancement
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
200 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 575-7834
TRENTON BLYTHE
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JILL KORBLICK
Assistant Director of Advancement
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
200 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 575-7828
JILL KORBLICK
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JON SALVANI
Director of Advancement - Team Lead
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
200 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 575-7925
JON SALVANI
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EVA SCHMIDT
Assistant Director of Advancement
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
200 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 575-7895
EVA SCHMIDT
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MICHELLE KONG
Administrative Aide
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
200 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 575-7926
MICHELLE KONG

INTERNATIONAL

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PATTY LAM
Sr. Director of International Advancement
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
(217) 244-1206
PATTY LAM
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BROOKE EISENMENGER
Director of International Advancement
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
(217) 300-3160
BROOKE EISENMENGER
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Peyton Zerrusen
Associate Director of International Advancement
504 Swanlund Administration Bldg
601 E. John St., Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 300-5039
Peyton Zerrusen

REGIONAL SUPPORT STAFF

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Penny White
Office Support Associate
Urban Outfitters Bldg., Ste. 426
507 East Green Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 300-0285
Penny White

Stewardship

The Stewardship Office seeks to build and maintain practices across campus that ensure responsible, ethical administration of gifts and celebration of our donors through meaningful engagement and impactful communication.

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Alex Schmidt
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Advancement, Campaigns and Strategic Engagement
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign IL 61820
(217) 265-5711
Alex Schmidt
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Jamie McFarling
Director of Scholarship Stewardship and Donor Relations
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 244-3755
Jamie McFarling
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Christen Mercier
Office Support Specialist
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 300-6506
Christen Mercier

Talent Management

The Talent Management Office partners with colleges and units on campus to attract, retain and engage top-level employees in Advancement at Illinois.

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Elizabeth McGreal Cook
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Talent Management and Human Resources
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 265-5423
Elizabeth McGreal Cook
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Theo Long
Associate Director of Talent Management
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 300-5289
Theo Long
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Brenda Morris
Human Resource Associate
1817 South Neil St., Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 300-2704
Brenda Morris

COLLEGE & UNIT ADVANCEMENT OFFICES

ADVANCEMENT PARTNERS