Cailean McWhorter, Annual Giving

Kudos to Cailean McWhorter for taking on the large task of rebranding all the Annual Giving collateral! Not only is he creating a new face for the Student Calling Program, but he’s also completed 12 new on-brand retractable banners and a myriad of other design projects for SPEP and Annual Giving. We all appreciate you, Cailean!

– Monica McDonald, Annual Giving


If there was a turkey large enough to feed the UMAC team for their tireless and dedicated work on making “UW in Shanghai” a success, I’d bake it (or deep fry it) and serve it to each and everyone on the team.  From web updates, creative designs (of all sorts of crazy things), last minute changes, figuring out what Chinese words go where, creating content, driving strategy, shipping, guiding messaging, emails (and more emails), galvanizing media and above all, making UW look good in China…UMAC was there (and is still there) at every turn.  And an extra special KUDO to Jennifer Johnston for her unwavering commitment to making sure all the parts and pieces came together before we all took off on the plane.  Thank you.

– Ray Li, Regional & International Advancement

Technology Service Lead Search Team: ATS Team, and Guest Interviewers, Patricia West, Nancy Gwin, Lora LaVerdiere, and Loc Dao (F&A)

The whole group:  Louis Tam, Brent Ciesliga, Lesley Reece, Luis Ballesteros, Lisa Marker, Carrie Danielson (Members of Advance Training & Support ), and Guest Interviewers, Patricia West (Annual Giving), Nancy Gwin (Gift Services), Lora LaVerdiere (PMRA), and Loc Dao (F&A) –

You all put together a wonderful array of interview questions, provided the candidates and each other a positive interview experience, and gave me invaluable insight for making the right hire. Thanks for a smooth and collaborative search process!

– Chris McEwen, ATS

F&A Team

I am thankful for our incredible team over in F&A. They don’t get the attention they deserve for keeping this hulk of a building working well for all of us. It isn’t easy, but you make it look like it is.

– Susan Hayes-McQueen, PMRA


I am thankful—always—of team PMRA. Great colleagues to work with, always looking for better information to help fundraisers/staff, always curious, and always smart. Thank you for a year full of wonder and knowledge.

– Susan Hayes-McQueen, PMRA