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University of Iowa News Release

 

March 14, 2007

UI Foundation Announces Staff Additions

Seven development professionals have joined the staff of the University of Iowa Foundation: two fund raisers for the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics; a director of development for the UI College of Public Health; a executive director of development for the UI College of Law and the Iowa Law School Foundation; an assistant director of development for Hancher Auditorium and gift planning; an associate director for annual giving programs; and an assistant director of marketing support annual giving programs.

The new foundation staff members are:

--Chuck Augustine, associate director of development, major gifts, UI Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics. Augustine is a graduate of Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration-management and economics. Most recently, he was a senior sales professional at Sanofi Aventis Pharmaceuticals in Cedar Rapids.

--Kate Carinder, associate director of development, major gifts, UI Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics. Carinder holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Kansas State University and a master's degree in educational technology leadership from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She was with Iowa State University, in a variety of external and media relations positions, for 17 years and most recently served as executive director of the Maquoketa (Iowa) Area Community Foundation.

--Scott Ford, director of development, UI College of Public Health. Prior to coming to the UI Foundation, Ford was director of public use at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Prairie City, Iowa, from 2003 to 2006, and at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Bloomington, Minn., from 2000 to 2003. From 1990 to 2000, he was the program coordinator for visitor services at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Coralville (Iowa) Lake Project Office. Ford also was a park ranger for the U.S. National Park Service, working at sites in Iowa, Missouri and Indiana. Ford earned a B.A. degree from Marycrest College in 1985.

--Stephanie Hilbert, assistant director of development, Hancher Auditorium and gift planning. Hilbert graduated from Iowa State University in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in marketing and management. Most recently, she was a client service associate for Principal Financial Group in Des Moines.

--Holly Olson, assistant director, marketing support, annual giving programs. Olson received a bachelor's degree in finance (2001) and a master of arts degree in postsecondary education (2006) from the University of Northern Iowa. She became an owner of Northeast Iowa-based TW Capital, LLC, and then went on to work as the assistant director of the Pioneer Fund at Grinnell College's Office of College and Alumni Relations before joining the UI Foundation staff.

--Charlene Sauer, associate director, annual giving programs. Sauer received a bachelor's degree in English from the UI in 2000. While attending the UI, she was a telefund program assistant and an annual giving intern at the UI Foundation, and she went on to work with mail, telefund and software programs in the fund-raising field. Most recently, she was vice president of sales and marketing at Agilon, LLC, in Cedar Rapids.

--Andrew Sheehy, executive director of development, College of Law and the Iowa Law School Foundation. Sheehy is a 1992 graduate of Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, where he received a B.A. degree in Spanish before beginning his career as an admissions and development professional. He served as director of development for the UI College of Education and the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at the UI Foundation from 2001 to 2005 - and then as executive director of development for the University of Maryland's College of Education - before returning to the foundation in his new role.

The UI acknowledges the UI Foundation as the preferred channel for private contributions that benefit all areas of the university. For more information, visit its web site at www.uiowafoundation.org.

STORY SOURCE: UI Foundation, P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, Iowa 52244-4550

CONTACT: Mary Greiner, assistant vice president, human resources 319-335-3305 mary-greiner@uiowa.edu. Writer: Leah Klevar

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