CONTACT: CARL BENDORF
Assistant Vice President, Health Sciences Center Development
UI Foundation News
500 Levitt Center for University Advancement
Iowa City IA 52242
Phone: (319) 335-3305 or (800) 648-6973
Release: Oct. 1, 2002
Elizabeth Slappey joins UI Foundation development staff
G. "Libby" Slappey of Cedar Rapids, Iowa has joined the staff of
the University of Iowa Foundation as associate director of development for
the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and University of
Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Slappey is the newest member of the UI Foundation team that raises private
gifts for the UI colleges of medicine, public health, dentistry, pharmacy
and nursing, as well as for UI Hospitals and Clinics. Slappey's primary fund-raising
duties will be for the internal medicine and ophthalmology departments in
the UI's medical school.
A 1974 graduate of Coe College, Slappey was communication and resource director
for Planned Parenthood of East Central Iowa from 1992 until joining the UI
Foundation. Prior to that, she was an account executive with Stein Educational
Division and Stamats Communications, and served as development officer for
the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and director of alumni and parent programs
for Coe College.
"Libby brings a wonderful range of talents and an impressive breadth
and depth of experience to our staff," said Carl Bendorf, the foundation's
assistant vice president for Health Sciences Center development. "We
look forward to reaping the rewards of her fund-raising abilities for the
benefit of faculty, clinicians, students and patients of the UI's health center."
Slappey has been active in community affairs for many years, serving on
the boards of directors or in other volunteer leadership capacities for several
organizations, including the Iowa Women's Foundation, Five Seasons Senior
Housing, the Catherine McAuley Center for Women, Christ Episcopal Church,
Episcopal Diocese of Iowa, Planned Parenthood of East Central Iowa and the
Junior League of Cedar Rapids.
The UI Foundation is acknowledged by the UI as a preferred channel for private
contributions that benefit all areas of the university. Foundation staff work
with alumni and friends to generate funds for scholarships, professorships,
facilities, equipment, research and other university priorities. For more
information about the UI Foundation, visit its web site at www.uiowafoundation.org.