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Division of Development and University Relations

Division Directory

Rick Kimbrough, Vice President for External Affairs
Brian Scislo, Senior Director of Development for Special Projects
David Jurenovich, Director of Development for the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Science
Chris Gallegos, Director of Development for Feik School of Pharmacy/University Campaign
Tracy Ladgenski, Director of Development for the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing
Alex Castañeda, Director of Planned and Reunion Giving
Martha Gutierrez, Administrative Assistant
Clarissa Gauna, Development Assistant

The Division of Development and University Relations at the University of the Incarnate Word coordinates and manages all fundraising activities to provide support for University and high school operations, capital projects, special programs, planned giving and the endowment. In this endeavor, the vice president is assisted by the Alumni Relations Office, the Development Office, and the Foundation and Corporate Relations Office. Division offices provide direction for all campus-sponsored and fundraising projects. Student organizations are strongly encouraged to contact the vice president for advice and assistance.

Planned Giving helps donors make a gift to UIW both now and in the future through various giving options that can bring immediate and deferred tax advantages to the donor and his heirs while also having a meaningful impact on UIW. Typical planned gifts include will bequests, charitable gift annuities and life income gifts.

Office of Advancement Services

Ronan McAshan, Director of Advancement Services
Lynn Davis-Johnson, Campaign Coordinator/Prospect Researcher
Elia Trevino, Prospect Research Analyst
Daniel Gonzalez, Stewardship and Gifts Coordinator
Aurora Tovar, Switchboard and Database Processor
Denice Jimenez, Administrative Assistant

Department of Alumni

Mayra Carbajal-Levy, Alumni Networks and Health Professions Manager
Callum Riley, Alumni Communications Manager

The Office of Alumni encourages alumni to be involved with their alma mater after graduation and maintains a database of alumni records for 40,000 graduates and former students of the University of the Incarnate Word. Membership is automatically granted to all bachelors, masters and doctoral graduates of UIW, the UIW Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCaP) and the UIW Universe Online program. Graduates of China Incarnate Word and Centro Universitario Incarnate Word are also considered part of the UIW Alumni Association.

Events such as Homecoming, reunions and various networking and special events are hosted by department staff. The Department of Alumni is always looking into new ways to involve alumni and parents with the University of the Incarnate Word.

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Office of Communications and Brand Marketing

Margaret Garcia, Director of Communications and Brand Marketing
Ashley Davis, Assistant Director of Communications and Brand Marketing
Michael Valdés, Media and Public Relations Manager
Victoria Reyna, Content Strategy Manager
Cari Gold, Communications Officer
Stephanie Denning, Communications and Content Manager
Meghan Kuentz, Special Events Manager
Michelle Vasquez, Digital Experience Strategy Manager
Zoey Cadena, Secretary

The UIW Office of Communications and Brand Marketing (OCM) is responsible for promoting and advancing the image of the University of the Incarnate Word and St. Anthony Catholic High School through advertising, marketing, public relations, publications, social media and special events.

The OCM staff is also responsible for coordinating community events including the annual Light the Way holiday campus lighting celebration, press conferences, and overseeing ad distribution, design and placement.

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Office of Annual Giving

Ana P. Bribiesca Hoff, Director of Individual Giving
Dorothy Hemphill, Stewardship and Gifts Coordinator
Brittany Sharnsky, Annual Fund Associate

The Annual Giving Office is responsible for conducting fund-raising campaigns and special events to support the Annual Fund for the University of the Incarnate Word.

Monies raised through the Annual Fund help to make up the difference between student tuition (which covers approximately 68%) and the total cost of education at the University of the Incarnate Word. The Annual Fund provides monetary support for student scholarships, academic divisions, library and computer resources, academic and student services, and campus ministry and counseling programs. The Associates Campaign (for gifts of $1,000 or more) is a major program of the Annual Fund.

Another annual event, the Swing-In Golf Tournament and Auction Dinner, also supports scholarships as well as athletic programs and equipment. The Annual Giving Office also coordinates the Annual Employee Campaign and pursues funding for endowed student scholarships and endowed professorial chairs.

Visit the Giving website

Visit the Swing-In website

Visit the Employee Campaign website

Foundation and Corporate Relations Office

Jon Gillespie, Director
Terri Galvin, Administration Assistant/Researcher

This office is responsible for cultivating donor relationships with corporations—local, national and multinational—as well as philanthropic foundations and the federal government. It continually conducts research to determine what opportunities for funding are available from sources and submits proposals and applications accordingly. The office is not only reactive, assisting faculty, staff and administrators in developing and preparing proposals, but it is also proactive, initiating projects and programs and writing the proposals to seek funding for them.

The Foundation and Corporate Relations Office currently is pursuing funding for a variety of projects and programs at Incarnate Word, including renovation and expansion of the Science Hall, Communication Arts technology and scholarships, and several international initiatives in Asia and Central and South America.

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Contact Information

Division of Development and University Relations

Buckley-Mitchell Advancement Center
4301 Broadway, CPO 309
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 805-3552

Advancement Services

Buckley-Mitchell Advancement Center
4301 Broadway, CPO 309
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 805-3552

Department of Alumni

J. E. and L. E. Mabee Library
4301 Broadway, CPO 298
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 829-6014
alumni@uiwtx.edu

Office of Communications and Brand Marketing

J. E. and L. E. Mabee Library
4301 Broadway, CPO 316
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 829-6001
pr@uiwtx.edu

Office of Annual Giving

J. E. and L. E. Mabee Library
4301 Broadway, CPO 317
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 829-6013
(210) 829-3952 fax

Foundation and Corporate Relations Office

Buckley-Mitchell Advancement Center
4301 Broadway, CPO 127
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 829-3971
(210) 829-2760 fax