Institutional Engagement

Institutional Engagement (IE) is responsible for engaging RISD’s alumni, parents, students and donors in meaningful ways and encouraging them to financially support the college. IE cultivates and stewards relationships and raises money from a variety of sources – individuals, foundations and corporations – to support the priorities of the college. These priorities are determined by the president, provost and deans and correspond to strategic initiatives and institutional needs.


Patricia Brown
Alumni Relations & Special Events Planner
401 454-6343

Liz Camara
Division Administrative Assistant
401 454-6403

Suzanne Cullion
Director of Advancement Services
401 454-6331

Melody Debairos
Leadership Giving Associate
401 454-6776

Gail Duarte
Information Systems Assistant
401 454-6325

Katrina Ellis
Alumni Relations & Special Events Coordinator
401 277-4931

Sylvia Fournier
Director Prospect Research
401 454-6792

Christina Hartley
Director of Alumni Relations
401 454-6794

Jeanine Hendrickson
Gift Processor Donor Records
401 454-6791

Julia Karahalis
Associate Director, Stewardship and Communications
401 454-6525

Bill Kramer
Vice President for Institutional Engagement
401 454-6532

Andrea Marth
Director of Advancement Operations
401 454-8683

Claire Moitra
Senior Research Analyst
401 454-6217

Tim Monroe
Executive Director of Development
401 454-6434

Claire Robinson
Leadership Giving and Events Manager
401 454-6379

Christina Rodriguez
Alumni Relations Coordinator
401 454-4853

Jennifer Salisbury
Senior Leadership Giving Officer
401 454-6432

Sarah Sligo
Director of Individual Giving
401 454-6469

Kimberly Souza
Coordinator of Development Information Systems
401 454-6333

Sarah Sullivan
Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government Partnerships
401 454-6431

Sommer Thomas
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
401 454-6326

Ellen Walbrun
Associate Director of Annual Giving
401 454-6107

Amanda Wright
Stewardship Officer
401 454-6708