Our People - Development & Alumni Affairs

Nenone Donaldson headshot
519-888-4567 x43696
Location: 
E7 7334

Role and responsibilities:

Leads the advancement team in Engineering; this includes: undergraduate recruitment, marketing and communications, alumni affairs, Faculty-wide events and fundraising.

Contact for:

  • Fundraising requests or inquiries
  • Endowment or Trust account questions
  • Alumni programing questions
  • General Advancement team related inquiries
Group(s): 
Administration; Development & Alumni Affairs
Prachi Surti headshot
519-888-4567, ext. 46212
Location: 
E7 7338

Role and responsibilities: 

Develops and implements fundraising, donor relations and alumni affairs campaigns and strategies for the Faculty of Engineering.

Contact for: 

  • Connecting with alumni and other partners (private companies, foundations etc.) that are interested in supporting Faculty of Engineering
  • Learning about different ways to get involved with Waterloo Engineering
Group(s): 
Development & Alumni Affairs
Gosia Brestovacki
519-888-4567, ext. 46838
Location: 
E7 7342

Role and responsibilities:

Develops and maintains a strategic plan for Engineering Alumni Affairs and oversees alumni initiatives including class reunions, alumni events, and the Alumni Achievement Medal program.

Contact for: 

  • Information and registration for alumni events and class reunions
  • Nominations and information for the Faculty of Engineering Alumni Achievement Medals
  • Social media information for alumni including the Waterloo Engineering Alumni Group on LinkedIn and the Waterloo Engineering Hub (hosted by Ten Thousand Coffees)
  • Updating alumni contact information (including deceased notices)
Group(s): 
Development & Alumni Affairs
Kelsey Gagnon headshot
519-888-4567, ext. 46546
Location: 
E7 7458

Role and responsibilities: 

Connects with alumni and industry interested in supporting or engaging with Waterloo Engineering, raises funds for the Faculty of Engineering, and grows the Waterloo Engineering alumni network.

Contact for: 

  • Any alumni in South Western Ontario, Texas, Montreal or Ottawa interested in supporting or engaging with the Faculty
  • Any industry in South Western Ontario, Texas, Montreal or Ottawa interested in supporting or engaging with the Faculty
  • Any Faculty and Staff interested in supporting Waterloo Engineering 
Group(s): 
Development & Alumni Affairs
Erin Gillespie headshot
519-888-4567 x42974
Location: 
E7 7336

Role and responsibilities:

Oversees office operations including human resources, budgeting, administrative support, and program management.

Contact for:

  • Financial matters and data relating to Engineering Advancement
  • Capstone Design
  • Gift agreements
Group(s): 
Development & Alumni Affairs
Amanda Guderian headshot
519-888-4567 x40083
Location: 
E7 7339

Role and responsibilities:

Assists the Events Manager with event logistics and coordination day-of event; updates Engineering web pages, assists with social media postings and provides support to the communications team.

Contact for: 

  • Web updates to Engineering contacts, news, and events
  • University Affairs faculty position advertising 
  • Communications and Digital Media Council meetings and resources
     
Group(s): 
Development & Alumni Affairs; Marketing & Communications
Kari Griffiths cropped
519-888-4567 x41309
Location: 
E7 7341

Role and responsibilities:

Plans engaging events for alumni, donors, faculty, staff, students and industry partners; manages Engineering event spaces in E7.

Contact for:

• E7 space booking
• Event Questions

Group(s): 
Development & Alumni Affairs
Jill Kennedy headshot
519-888-4567 x48149
Location: 
E7 7456

Role and responsibilities:

Connects with alumni and industry interested in supporting or engaging with Waterloo Engineering, raises funds for the Faculty of Engineering, and grows the Waterloo Engineering alumni network.

Contact for:

  • Any alumni in South Western Ontario, Boston or Seattle interested in supporting or engaging with the Faculty
  • Any industry in South Western Ontario, Boston or Seattle interested in supporting or engaging with the Faculty
Group(s): 
Development & Alumni Affairs
Margaret ONeill headshot
519-888-4567, ext. 43863
Location: 
E7 7337

Role and responsibilities:

Provides administrative support to the Development and Alumni Affairs team by booking calls, setting up meetings and catering, performing Raisers Edge research, and providing general support to the Advancement team.

Contact for:

  • Reunion registration for alumni
  • Gift agreement processing and tracking
  • Unit 4 Finances (2176) and PCARD reconciling
  • Raisers Edge research
  • Advancement team schedules
Group(s): 
Development & Alumni Affairs
519-888-4567 x41739
Location: 
E7 7362

Role and responsibilities:

Completes writing and creative projects for the Dean and the Advancement team including proposals, some speechwriting, external messaging, advertisements, and special projects.

Projects are funnelled through Nenone Donaldson or Prachi Surti

Group(s): 
Development & Alumni Affairs
519-888-4567 x41740
Location: 
E7 7462
Group(s): 
Development & Alumni Affairs
519-888-4567, ext. 47948
Location: 
E7 7346
Group(s): 
Development & Alumni Affairs
519-888-4567 x47948
Location: 
E7 7346

Role and responsibilities: 

Responsible for stewardship strategy, donor relations activities and student engagement.

Contact for: 

  • Stewardship reports
  • Donor events
  • Sponsorship management
Group(s): 
Development & Alumni Affairs