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 Major Gifts

  Meg Jones Bair, Director of Board Relations

Brooke Benschoter  Brooke Benschoter, Associate Director of Alumni and Donor Relations

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

  Buddy Boulton,  Director of Planned Giving

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

  Molly Campe '96, Senior Associate Director of Alumni Relations

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

 Paul Chrisman '99, Technical Assistant II

  Michelle CzarneckiAssistant Director of Student Programs 

Nate Dobbels  Nate DobbelsAssistant Director of Alumni Relations for Career Programs

  Paige Everly, Associate Director for Reunions and Awards

  Kelly Garwood, System Support Specialist

  Jennifer Gilbreaith, Alumni and Donor Relations Assistant

No photo availible   Anna Halpin-Healy '13, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations for Regional Programs
No photo available  Nihad Heto '05, Assistant Director of Major Gifts

 Jim Howard, Director of Principal Gifts

Shane Jacobson Shane Jacobson, Vice President

No photo available Sarah Johnson, Assistant Director of Major Gifts
No photo available Brenda Kremer, Alumni and Donor Relations Assistant

Susan Kriegel DAR staff photo Susan Kriegel, Development Assistant

Adam Laug DAR Staff Photo  Adam LaugDirector of Development

  Sue Martindale, Database Records Services Assistant

  Beth Meldrem, Administrative Assistant II

  Janet Muckler, Operations Manager

  Joy Murphy, Receptionist

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

  Nino Parker '07, Associate Director for Special Events

  Sara Root, Assistant Director of Development Research

No photo available  Luke Saunders '12, Assistant Director of DAR Communications
No photo available  Dan Say, Web Specialist         

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 and Donor Relations Assistant   

  Julie VanErsvelde, Financial Assistant III

Vince Walker  Vince Walker, Associate Director of Major Gifts

No photo available Aamir Walton '15, Assistant Director of Annual Giving - Class Fund Director Program

 Angela Winburn  Angela Winburn, Alumni Engagement Coordinator
No photo available Gretchen Zimmerman, Associate Director of Student Financial Aid & Stewardship 


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