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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.

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Babette Allina
Executive Director of Government Relations
401 454-6317

Alaina Angellis
Development Associate
401 454-6776

Christy Law Blanchard
Senior Associate Director of IE Communications
401 454-6525

Lydia Breckon
Philanthropy Officer
401 454-6466

Liz Camara
Executive Assistant
401 454-6403

Justin Connolly
RISD Fund Officer
401 454-6476

Suzanne Cullion
Senior Analyst, Data Management & Reporting
401 454-6331

Katie Cush
Alumni Relations Officer
401 277-4986

Erica Domenico
Senior Prospect Development Analyst
401 454-6217

Katrina Ellis
Assistant Director, Alumni Communities
401 277-4931

Joanne Ferchland-Parella
Senior Executive Director of Development
401 454-6431

Betsy Freedman Doherty
Executive Director, RISD Fund
401 709-8637

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

Kelsey Grunstra
Development Associate
401 454-6257

Mariam Han
Assistant Director, Special Events
401 277-4813

Christina Hartley
Executive Director of Alumni Relations
401 454-6794

Emily Hayes
Data Coordinator

Rebecca Henriquez
Operations Associate
401 454-6477

Marjorie Hutter
Executive Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations
401 454-6432

Danielle Kachapis
Alumni Relations Special Programs Officer
401 454-6321

Holly Kirkman
Advancement Operations Associate
401 454-6791

Serena Livingston
Director, Gift Administration & Recording Secretary
401 454-6325

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

Matthew Lynch
Associate Director, Donor Relations
401 454-6540

Maria Marroquin
RISD Fund Officer
401 454-6422

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

Aaron McGarry
Senior Philanthropy Officer
401 454-6398

Diane Michalowski Freedland
Senior Philanthropy Officer
401 709-8669

Cleef Milien
Alumni Relations Associate
401 454-6343

Suzanne Myer Smith
Philanthropy Officer
401 454-6436

Chad Nelson
Senior Planned Giving Officer
401 454-6189

Sanaa Nelson
Alumni Relations Volunteer Officer

Rob Odoardi
Data Administrator & Application Specialist
401 454-6340

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

Susanna Prull
Associate Director of Institutional Engagement Communications
401 454-6399

Claire Robinson
Director of Special Events
401 454-6379

Sarah Sligo
Senior Philanthropy Officer
401 454-6469

Tue Tran
Director, Alumni Communities
401 277-6296

Ellen Walbrun
Associate Director of Annual Giving
401 454-6107

Amanda Wright
Associate Director of Donor Relations
401 454-6708