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Office of Vice President – University Advancement

William McAvoy alt
William J. McAvoy

William J. McAvoy

Senior Vice President of University Advancement
Office: Higgins House, Suite 5
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5337
Bill McAvoy joined WPI in 2012 as vice president for university advancement, working closely with WPI’s president and the board of trustees to support strategic institutional priorities. He is responsible for all advancement activities, including fundraising and relations with individual donors, foundations, government, and WPI’s 38,000 alumni in 104 countries. Under his leadership, WPI recently completed a $248 million campaign, surpassing the goal of $200 million. ... View Profile

Gina M. Patterson

Executive Assistant
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5010

Office of Lifetime Engagement

Peter Thomas

Peter A. Thomas

Executive Director Lifetime Engagement
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6074
Peter is the Executive Director of the Office of Lifetime Engagement for Alumni Parents and Friends. ... View Profile
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Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Elizabeth Alletto

Assistant Director Annual Giving
Elizabeth Chirico

Elizabeth Joy Chirico

Associate Director Annual Giving
Jennifer Daigle

Jennifer L. Daigle

Operations Associate
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6089
Monica Ellis

Monica Ellis

Director of Annual Giving
Phone: +1 (508) 8314836
Jackie Lewis

Jackie Lewis

Assistant Director, Annual Giving
Thea Marcoux

Thea Marcoux

Interim Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship
Maureen Maynard

Maureen E. Maynard

Associate Director Alumni Relations
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5606
Jessica Musto

Jessica Musto

Annual Giving Associate
Phone: +1 (508) 8315132
Brianne Ross

Brianne Shay Ross

Associate Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving
Phone: +1 (508) 8316751
Aubrey Valley

Aubrey A. Valley

Director Lifetime Engagement
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5697

Advancement Events & Communications

Judith Jaeger

Judith Jaeger

Exec Dir Advancement/Events Co
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5962
Christine Brown

Christine M. Brown

Production Manager
Anna Dealy

Anna J Dealy

Associate Director-Advancement
Theona Scola

Theona K. Scola

Asst Dir Advancement Events
Office: Higgins House
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5784
Leigh Sjogren

Leigh A. Sjogren

Director Advancement Events
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5348

Foundation & Corporate Philanthropy

Erin Harper

Erin Harper

Associate Director of Foundation & Corporate Philanthropy
Wendy King

Wendy King

Info System Support/Grant Asst
Lynn Lancaster

Lynn Lancaster

Director of Foundation & Corporate Philanthropy


Lisa Maizite

Lisa Corinne Maizite

Assistant VP for Development
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5073
Elizabeth Gitschier

Elizabeth Gitschier

Administrative Assistant VI
Bethany McNulty

Bethany McNulty

Stewardship Reporting Coordinator
Sira Naras

Sira Naras

Assistant Director, Donor Relations
Office: 85 Prescott St 2nd flr
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x4890

Leadership Giving

Donna Stock

Donna K. Stock

Asst VP Leadership Giving
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6073
Margarita Alicea

Margarita Alicea

Asst Dir of Advancement Ops
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x4177
Tracy Baldelli

Tracy Baldelli

Associate Director-Advancement
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6021

Staci Colby

Director of Development
Pamela Cummings

Pamela J. Cummings

Administrative Assistant VI
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x4965
Lynne Feraco

Lynne Feraco

Exec Director, Planned Giving

Ashley Goethals

Director of Development
David Pula

David Johnathan Pula

Director of Development
Phone: +1 (508) 8316292
Karen Sharpe

Karen Sharpe

Director, Academic Advancement
Maria Torres Reyes

Maria Torres Reyes

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6001

Volunteer Engagement

Stephanie Pasha

Stephanie Pasha

AVP, Strat Vol Engagement
Phone: +1 (508) 8316620 x6620
Stephanie Pasha has been working at WPI since 2004, and joined the Office of the President as assistant vice president, chief of staff, and secretary of the corporation in 2014. She has worked with the university leadership team and the rest of the WPI community on a number of institutional initiatives and major campus events, including two presidential inaugurations. She was a lead on developing TouchTomorrow, WPI’s signature event promoting science and technology to a broad, public K-12 audience. ... View Profile
Cynthia Woehrle

Cynthia Woehrle

Administrative Assistant V
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6947

Government & Community Relations

Linda Looft

Linda Carre Looft

Asst VP of Gov&Comm Relations
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5570
Katie Bilotta

Katie Bilotta

Director, Community Relations
Phone: +1 (508) 8314657
Mary Centrella

Mary C. Centrella

Office Coordinator
Phone: +1 (508) 8316024

Global Strategies & Special Projects

Karen Bean

Karen L. Bean

Exec Dir Academic Advancement
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x4169
Thea Marcoux

Thea Marcoux

Interim Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship
Catherine Seed

Catherine A. Seed

Advancement Associate
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5736

Advancement Services & Information Technology

Cheryl Ann Cerny

Cheryl Ann Cerny

Asst Vice Pres, Adv Operations
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x4967
Kaitlin Badjo

Kaitlin M. Badjo

Advancement Service Gift Coord
Christina DeVries

Christina L. DeVries

Exec Dir Advancement Services
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6716

Christina D Foley

Biographical Records Spec
Elizabeth Gribbons

Elizabeth Ann Gribbons

Dir of Prospect Mgmt & Res
Jodi Hogan

Jodi Hogan

Mgr, Advancement Serv Ops
Wendy King

Wendy King

Info System Support/Grant Asst

Kathy A. Kuhlwein

Financial Reporting Mgr
Phone: +1 (508) 8316740 x6740
Anthony McMahon

Anthony McMahon

Dir of Advancement Info Tech
Phone: +1 (508) 8315333
Rebekah Nydam

Rebekah Nydam

Assistant Director of Prospect Management and Research

Lindsey Underhill

Advancement Information Analyst

Corporate Relations

Sharon Deffely

Exec Dir Acad/Corp Development
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5635
Sheila Bailey

Sheila J. Bailey

Assoc Special Projects Manager
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6064

Shirley J. Goyette

Events Manager
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6065