Institutional Advancement

Institutional Advancement (IA) is responsible for engaging RISD’s alumni, parents, students and donors in meaningful ways and encouraging them to financially support the college. IA 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.

For more about IA and our mission visit the giving section of


Becca Bell
Data Management and Systems Coordinator

Yousra Bibee
Data Coordinator
401 454-6791

Emily Blackwell
Data Management and Systems Specialist
401 427-3136

Nora Bolinski
Senior Philanthropy Officer
401 454-6469

Maghan Bolles
Assistant Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Lydia Breckon
Philanthropy Officer
401 454-6466

Millie Brown
Development Associate, Major and Planned Gifts
401 427-3024

Liz Camara
Executive Assistant
401 454-6403

Tisha Causeway
Data Coordinator

Celia Contreras
Development Associate, Advancement Services
401 427-3057

Natalia do Couto
Philanthropy Officer
401 277-4865

Alvaro Diaz Sanchez
Senior Institutional Advancement Reporting and Research Analyst

Michaela Donnelly
Associate Director, Digital Communications
401 427-3121

Carolyn Drew
Senior Executive Director, Major and Planned Gifts

Amy Duffell
Philanthropy Officer
401 277-4968

Rebecca Dupras
Senior Planned Giving Officer
401 427-3151

Katrina Ellis
Alumni and Family Relations Officer, Regional Clubs and Programs
401 277-4931

Lauren Faria
Assistant Director, Institutional Giving and Evaluation
401 454-6793

Annabeth Faucher
Alumni Relations Development Associate
401 427-3146

Evan Gallivan
Executive Director, Campaign Planning & Strategies
401 454-6434

Colleen Glenney
Alumni and Family Relations Officer, Reunions

Kristen Hall
Data Management and Systems Specialist, BBNC Network
401 454-6331

Christina Hartley
Senior Alumni and Family Relations Officer, Global Engagement

Emily Hayes
Data Coordinator

Rebecca Henriquez
Operations Manager
401 454-6477

Samantha Heuthorst
RISD Fund Associate
401 427-3021

Michael Hill
Development Associate, Major and Planned Gifts
401 454-6116

Megan Horton
Senior Prospect Development Analyst

Emilee Kilburn
Development Associate, RISD Fund
401 427-3009

Gillian Kiley
Senior Associate Director, Strategic Communications

Erin Lashway
Analyst, Data Management and Systems

Serena Livingston
Director of Gift Administration and Recording Secretary
401 454-6325

Misa Lobato
Director of Prospect Management and Analytics
401 454-6792

Andrea Marth
Executive Director, Advancement Operations and Systems
401 454-8683

Aaron McGarry
Senior Philanthropy Officer
401 454-6398

Diane Michalowski Freedland
Senior Philanthropy Officer
401 709-8669

Kira Mudd
Alumni and Family Relations Officer, Families

Suzanne Myer Smith
Philanthropy Officer
401 454-6436

Gabriel Navarro
RISD Fund Officer
401 427-3441

Ali Nebel
RISD Fund Officer

Christiana Nocera
Development Assistant
401 454-6322

Rob Odoardi
Director, Advancement Technology
401 454-6340

Hannah Ortiz
Institutional Advancement Communications Associate
401 277-4942

O’Neil Outar
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
401 454-6532

Ariane Porter
Membership Engagement Coordinator
401 454-6321
401 454-6321

Susanna Prull
Associate Director, Visual Communications
401 454-6399

Brittany Puryear
RISD Fund Officer

Kat Read
Associate Director, RISD Fund Class Giving & Student Philanthropy

Courtney Reardon
Special Events Manager
401 277-4863

Claire Robinson
Director of Special Events
401 454-6379

Joaquin Romero
RISD Fund Officer
401 427-3015

Ellen Scotto-Bourget
Campaign Project Coordinator

Amee Spondike
Senior Executive Director, Museum Advancement
401 454-6316

Amber Stout
Associate Director, Donor Relations

Lauren Thacker
Senior Associate Director, Strategic Communications

Ellen Walbrun
Associate Director, RISD Fund
401 454-6107

Edward Weinman
Editor, RISD Alumni Magazine

Bridget Wiffin
Executive Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
401 454-6432

Tammie Worthington-Witczak
Associate Director, Donor Relations
401 454-8659

Amanda Wright
Director, Donor Relations
401 454-6708