Development and Alumni Relations Team

Our Mission
To bind meaningful and lifelong relationships that transform lives through a Grinnell education.

Our Workplace
The Development and Alumni Relations team works in a suite of offices in one of the town of Grinnell's historic buildings, the Old Glove Factory. Our building is shown above in the banner image in before- and after-renovation shots.

How to Contact Us
Please feel free to call us toll-free at 866-850-1846 or local at 641-269-1846 or
send an email to Our office hours during the academic year are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Central Time), Monday through Friday. Our summertime break (June and July) office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Central Time), Monday through Friday. Our mailing address is: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, 
733 Broad St., Grinnell, IA 50112-1690

Who We Are
Here's our team roster. Click on our names to correspond by email.

  Jackie Aanes, Director of Operations 

Angelina Ahrens   Angelina AhrensAssistant Director of Development

  Meg Jones Bair, Director of Board Relations

Jill Beukeman DAR staff photo  Jillian Beukema, Associate Director of Annual Giving

  Buddy Boulton, Associate Director of Development                           

Erin Bustin DAR Staff Photo  Erin Bustin, Reunion Giving Consultant for Annual Giving                           

  Molly Campe '96, Associate Director of Alumni Relations

  Jayn Bailey Chaney ’05, Director of Alumni and Donor Relations

 Paul Chrisman '99, Technical Assistant II, Operations

 Michelle CzarneckiAssistant Director of Alumni Relations for Student Programs 

Nate Dobbels  Nate DobbelsAssistant Director of Alumni Relations for Career Programs

  Melanie Drake '92, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations for Admission Programs

  Paige Everly, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

  Kelly Garwood, Database Applications Technician

  Jennifer Gilbreaith, Donor Relations Assistant

  Jim Howard, Director of Principal Gifts

 Shane Jacobson Shane Jacobson, Vice President

 Susan Kriegel DAR staff photo Susan Kriegel, Development Assistant

Adam Laug DAR Staff Photo  Adam LaugDirector of Development

  Sue Martindale, Alumni and Donor Services Assistant

  Beth Meldrem, Administrative Assistant II

  Janet Muckler, Operations Manager

  Joy Murphy, Receptionist

  Nino Parker '07, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

  Sara Root, Assistant Director of Development Research

Lila Singer-Berk, DAR Staff Directory Photo   Lila Singer-Berk, Assistant Director of Annual Giving for Phonathon

 Mary Stahl DAR staff photo   Mary Stahl, Associate Director of Development for Planned Giving

Michele Tanzosch DAR Staff Photo   Michele Tanzsoch, Alumni Relations Assistant   

Mae Turley, DAR Staff Directory Photo  Mae Turley, Director of Annual Giving

  Julie VanErsvelde, Financial Assistant III

Vince Walker  Vince Walker, Associate Director of Development

 Angela Winburn  Angela Winburn, Alumni Engagement Coordinator


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