Donor Relations

The Donor Relations Office is responsible for demonstrating the sincere gratitude of all whose lives are impacted by philanthropy to the college. This is achieved through appropriate oversight to ensure that:

  • All financial resources are expended in a manner consistent with donor wishes
  • Donors regularly receive accurate accounting and reporting living up to the fiduciary responsibilities of the college
  • Donor gifts are acknowledged in as timely and personal a manner as possible
  • Special events and recognition initiatives are executed in a manner consistent with the college's highest standards
  • The Board of Visitors program provides an active and meaningful leadership role for volunteers
  • Donors receive, through written communication and personal interaction, assurance as to the impact of their gifts on the life of the institution


Denise Hart Howard, Director of Donor Relations, 704-894-2688
Natalie Bombard Akin, Associate Director of Donor Relations, 704-894-2717
Sana Klein, Assistant Director of Donor Relations for Administration, 704-894-2587
Jessica Olson, Special Events Coordinator, 704-894-2106
Mary Mack Benson, Gift Records Coordinator, 704-894-2102
Stephanie Roberts, Gift Records Coordinator, 704-894-2048
Sue Daschner, Staff Assistant, 704-894-2448
Karen Straight Locey, Staff Assistant, 704-894-2446