Advancement Communications

cherylCheryl Nations
Associate Vice-President
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206.221.7041
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Team Purpose:
Through strategic marketing and communications as well as strong partnerships across our organization, we build and strengthen relationships that cultivate pride and investments in the University of Washington.

Our Units:
Communications and Planning | Creative Services | Event Management | Finance and Operations | Executive Assistance

Communications and Planning

Communications & Planning is Advancement’s strategic donor communications partner, helping fundraising teams articulate goals, identify opportunities and navigate implementation through university partnerships.

danielleDanielle McGarrity
Associate Director, Comm. and Planning
What I do
206.685.0168
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Philanthropy Awareness and Emerging Initiatives:

  • Cultivate understanding of Advancement throughout UW
  • Campaign communications planning
  • License plate marketing: stewardship and impact reporting
  • Seek opportunities to infuse Advancement in new places
  • Integrate Advancement messaging and opportunities into UW activities


alyssaAlyssa Campbell
Associate Director, Comm. and Planning
What I do
206.616.0443
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Central Partner Communications:

  • Annual Giving
  • Corporate & Foundation Relations
  • Donor Services
  • Planned Giving
  • Principal Giving
  • Regional Advancement (including International Giving)

Creative Services

Creative Services is the voice and brand stewards for Advancement. With unique expertise, we connect people to the UW by expressing the University’s stories through thoughtful, creative solutions.

alanyaAlanya Cannon
Director of Creative Services
What I do
206.616.5535
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wayneWayne Gillam
Asst. Director of New Media
What I do
206.616.7545
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abbyAbby Klingbeil
Asst. Director of Editorial
What I do
206.616.5569
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lisaLisa Robbins
Asst. Director of Design
What I do
206.221.8949
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thomThom Feild
Production Manager
What I do
206.685.0280
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julieJulie Lauderbaugh
Editorial Manager
What I do
206.616.5568
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KellyKelly Huffman
Copywriter
What I do
206.543.2642
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nickNick Bolton
Design Manager
What I do
206.685.7006
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kimKim Karn
Traffic and Ad Manager
What I do
206.616.1262
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nickaNick Allen
Design Intern
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lilyLily Katz
Editorial Intern
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Email
natalieNatalie Wittenbrook
Web Intern
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Event Management

Events produces high-touch and meaningful experiences that support University marketing strategies and fundraising initiatives. We design a range of targeted, dynamic programming for our closest supporters to the community at-large.

andreaAndrea Callis
Director of Events
What I do
206.616.0348
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annieAnnie Allredge
Assistant Director, Events
What I do
206.616.5523
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pamelaPamela Dore
Events Manager
What I do
206.685.7951
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lauraLaura Cañate
Events Manager
What I do
206.685.7060
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Stephanie Garbaczewski
Events Manager
What I do
206.221.7087
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laurenLauren Olsen
Events Specialist
What I do
206.616.2513
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jessicaJessica Cheng
Events Intern
What I do
206.616.9733
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KalKal Krueger
Events Intern
What I do
206.616.9733
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Finance and Operations


sarahSarah Shanahan
Associate Director of Finance and Operations
What I do
206.685.0224
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martaMarta Taggart
Assistant to the Associate Vice-President
What I do
206.616.8645
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camilleCamille Worsech
Finance and Operations Intern
What I do
206.685.4213
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Executive Assistance


kathyKathy Burk
Executive Communications Manager
What I do
206.616.6912
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petaPeta Dyken
Senior Event Manager
What I do
206.685.6337
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