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About University Advancement

The Tufts University Advancement division is dedicated to advancing the mission of the university by engaging Tufts alumni, organizations, faculty, parents, and friends in mutually beneficial philanthropy and volunteerism. Tufts deeply appreciates its generous donors and is committed to ensuring that gifts are both stewarded well and aligned appropriately with university priorities and values. In 2020, Tufts updated its Gift Policy to articulate the vision for our work with greater clarity and transparency. The Policy opens with Guiding Principles for Gift Acceptance that we encourage all prospective donors to review. Thank you for visiting this site, and please feel free to reach out to any of the staff below with your questions or suggestions.

Office of the Senior Vice President

  • Eric C. Johnson

    Eric C. Johnson
    Senior Vice President for University Advancement

    Phone: 617-627-5484

    Eric is senior vice president for University Advancement, overseeing the university’s entire fundraising, alumni engagement, and donor relations enterprise. Eric has 37 years of fundraising experience, 33 of them at Tufts, where he began his career as a major gift officer for the School of Arts and Sciences. He has also worked as director of development for Arts and Sciences, director of principal and leadership gifts, and executive director of development. Eric helped develop the President’s Marathon Challenge in 2003, the year he ran his first marathon. He is currently leading the university’s Brighter World campaign.

  • Sara Judge

    Sara Judge
    Vice President of Development

    Phone: 617-627-4426

    Sara is vice president of development, overseeing the fundraising and campaign management teams, and is a key strategic partner in leading fundraising across the university. Prior to joining Tufts in 2020, Sara was deputy vice president of development at Princeton. Sara also served as president of China Institute in America, the oldest U.S.-China organization in the U.S., and as global director at Avenues: The World School, managing operations in China. After graduating from Princeton with a degree in East Asian Studies/Chinese, Sara studied at Peking University and worked at a consulting firm in Beijing for four years.

  • Margot A. Biggin

    Margot A. Biggin
    Executive Director of University Advancement

    Phone: 617-627-3287

    Margot is executive director of University Advancement, overseeing fundraising for the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering, Tisch College of Civic Life, Annual Giving, Gift Planning, and Corporate and Foundation Relations. Prior to joining Tufts in 2013, Margot was vice president of the Wayland Group, a consulting firm to nonprofit organizations. She was also director of development at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Big Brother Association, and worked at two United Ways, in Boston and White Plains, N.Y. Margot served on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Massachusetts for 18 years. A graduate of Smith College, she earned an MBA from Boston University.

  • Bill Gehling, A74, G79

    Bill Gehling, A74, G79
    Executive Director, Office of Alumni Engagement

    Phone: 617-627-4426

    Bill, A74, G79, is executive director for the Office of Alumni Engagement. In collaboration with alumni engagement staff at the university’s professional schools, the Office of Alumni Engagement coordinates programming for reunions, alumni chapters, shared interest groups, career development, and lifelong learning. Previously, he served as senior advisor for University Advancement for four years following his 16-year tenure as director of Athletics. Bill was honored in 2015 with the Tufts Athletics Distinguished Achievement Award, as well as the Hosea Ballou Medal. In 2016, he received the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award.

  • Jonathan Schwartz

    Jonathan Schwartz
    Executive Director of Campaign Management

    Phone: 617-627-0632

    Jonathan is executive director of campaign management and oversees the Brighter World campaign. Prior to joining Tufts in 2014, he was senior associate vice president for advancement and director of university campaigns at the University of Rochester. Jonathan previously served as assistant vice president for development and senior director of capital projects at Washington University in St. Louis. He started his career in advancement at Caltech. A graduate of Georgetown, Jonathan also holds a master’s degree in radio, television, and film studies from Northwestern.

  • Jo Wellins

    Jo Wellins
    Executive Director of University Advancement

    Phone: 617-627-5906

    Jo is executive director of University Advancement, overseeing the work of the senior directors of development and alumni engagement of Tufts’ professional and graduate schools. She focuses on strategies and programs to engage the university’s key donors (both domestically and internationally), liaises with the International Board of Advisors, and co-leads the Women’s Impact Initiative. Her career spans more than 40 years in nonprofit fundraising and management, including 26 years at Tufts, and 12 with NPR and PBS stations. Jo earned her undergraduate degree in communications studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

  • Jeffrey P. Winey, AG90, A22P

    Jeffrey P. Winey, AG90, A22P
    Senior Director, Principal Gifts and University Initiatives

    Phone: 617-627-5468

    Jeff, AG90, A22P, is senior director of Principal Gifts and University Initiatives and oversees the University Gift Officer and Asia Relations teams and the Principal Gifts Donor Relations and Stewardship staff. He also manages the Tufts Financial Network and its advisory committee and the President’s Council. Jeff, who has 29 years of experience working for University Advancement, is a former annual fund director and previously worked at Bowdoin College and Babson College. A graduate of Bowdoin, Jeff also holds a master’s degree in urban and environmental policy from Tufts.

Annual Giving

  • Sean Devendorf

    Sean Devendorf
    Senior Director of Annual Giving

    Phone: 617-627-5335

    Sean started at Tufts in 2007. After holding various fundraising roles at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, he assumed the position of senior director of annual giving in 2015. He currently works to help foster a culture of annual giving across the university and lives by the motto, “Every Gift is Jumbo.” Prior to Tufts, he worked as the director of alumni relations at the Rumsey Hall School in Washington Depot, Conn. He is a graduate of Vassar College and, as a conversation starter, likes to share that he has a certificate in applied positive deviance from the Friedman School.

Corporate & Foundation Relations

  • Ippolita Cantuti-Castelvetri

    Ippolita Cantuti-Castelvetri
    Senior Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

    Phone: 617-627-6696

    Ippolita has served as senior director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) since 2016 after three years as associate director of CFR for the Tufts University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Tufts, Ippolita was associate director of preclinical research and development at NeuroPhage Pharmaceuticals, and assistant professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital. She earned an MS in biology from the University of Rome/La Sapienza, and a PhD in experimental psychology from Tufts. Ippolita has co-authored more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals and books.

Gift Planning

  • Brooke Anderson

    Brooke Anderson
    Senior Director, Gift Planning

    Phone: 617-627-4975

    Brooke is the senior director of Gift Planning at Tufts. She helps donors meet their philanthropic, financial, and estate planning goals through planned gifts and gifts of complex assets. Brooke oversees the university’s gift planning team, charitable trust and gift annuity program, and estate contributions. Prior to joining Tufts in 2006, Brooke held gift planning roles at the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston. She is past president of the Planned Giving Group of New England and received her BA in international politics and economics from Middlebury College.

School of Arts and Sciences

  • Nancy Mahler, J88

    Nancy Mahler, J88
    Senior Director of Development

    Phone: 617-627-5483

    Nancy is senior director of development for the School of Arts and Sciences, overseeing major gifts, Athletics, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA), Hillel, and the Parents Giving Program. She brings more than 25 years of experience to the role. Nancy joined Tufts in 2013 from Kaspick & Company, where she was a relationship manager after serving as a vice president at State Street Global Advisors. In both positions, she worked with nonprofits on the planning and investment of their planned giving programs and consulted on complex gifts. She received a BA in political science, magna cum laude, from Tufts and a JD from Boston University School of Law.

  • Matt Scheck

    Matt Scheck
    Director of Development

    Phone: 617-627-4315

    Matt joined Tufts in 2013. As director of development, he oversees the major gifts team for the School of Arts and Sciences, manages relationships with alumni across the country, and serves as the primary University Advancement liaison for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He has worked in development for more than 15 years, previously holding positions at Manhattanville College and UC Berkeley. He is an undergraduate alumnus of Colby College and received his MPA at New York University. His wife is also a member of the Tufts community, as a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry.

School of Engineering

  • Kosta Alexis

    Kosta Alexis
    Senior Director of Development

    Phone: 617-627-4512

    Kosta rejoined Tufts in 2018 as senior director of development for the School of Engineering. He leads fundraising efforts for the school, ensuring continued generous philanthropic support and positive alumni engagement. Kosta previously was vice president of institutional advancement at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, which he joined after many years raising funds for Tufts’ School of Arts and Sciences along with a successful career in the fixed income world. He holds a BS in anthropology from James Madison University.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts

  • Torrey Androski

    Torrey Androski
    Director of Development

    Phone: 617-627-0611

    Torrey has been a member of the Tufts community since 2015. In her role as director of development for SMFA at Tufts, Torrey is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to engage those interested in supporting SMFA—through annual and major gifts and the SMFA Art Sale. Before joining SMFA, she served as the director of development and alumni engagement for Tisch College, working with the dean to build and grow philanthropic support. She came to Tufts after 15 years in Washington D.C., serving in development roles at American University and National Cathedral School.


  • Mark Adzigian, A88

    Mark Adzigian, A88
    Senior Associate Director of Development, Athletics

    Phone: 617-627-0376

    Mark is responsible for raising funds to support annual operating needs, endowments, and capital projects in the Department of Athletics. Prior to Tufts, he was the general manager for Atlantic Hockey Sports Properties, and also spent 15 years at Sacred Heart University leading multiple areas of operations for athletics. He served as an artillery officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1989-1996, and as a trustee of the Silver Bay Family Conference Center on Lake George (N.Y.) for 12 years. Mark graduated from Tufts in 1988 and played lacrosse and hockey. He earned his MS in sport management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1997.

Parents Giving Program

  • Gina A. DeSalvo

    Gina A. DeSalvo
    Director of Parents Giving Program, Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering

    Phone: 617-627-0644

    Gina is director of Tufts’ Parents Giving Program, overseeing parent philanthropy and engagement, the Parents Leadership Council, and events for parents including Parents and Family Weekend. Gina joined Tufts in 2006 as the associate director of volunteer management where she developed the Tufts Fund Gift Officer program. Prior to Tufts, Gina was senior manager of alumni clubs in Boston University’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations, where she worked for eight years. Gina holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boston University.

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

  • Ana Alvarado

    Ana Alvarado
    Senior Director, Development and Alumni Engagement

    Phone: 508-839-7907

    Ana joined Tufts in 2012 as senior director of development and alumni engagement for Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. She oversees a department that engages and solicits alumni, parents, and friends in support of school priorities that advance health and wellness for all species with compassion and commitment to evidenced-based medicine. Ana has worked in various development roles since 1995 at the Smithsonian Institution, Harvard School of Public Health, and most recently, as director of gift planning at College of the Holy Cross. She holds a BS in biology from the University of Panama.

  • Stephanie Mullervy

    Stephanie Mullervy
    Director, Veterinary Annual Giving

    Phone: 508-839-7902

    Stephanie serves as Cummings School’s director of annual giving, a post she has held since 2013. She manages direct mail, email, and telephone solicitation for the School’s 7,000+ constituents. Prior to joining Tufts, she worked as a direct mail and telephone fundraising consultant for political, environmental, wildlife conservation, social service, and health care organizations. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in communication with a minor in English from Boston College, and a master’s degree in public administration and nonprofit management from Suffolk University.

School of Dental Medicine

  • Stephen Muzrall

    Stephen Muzrall
    Senior Director of Development & Alumni Engagement

    Phone: 617-636-6927

    Stephen serves as the senior director of development and alumni engagement for the School of Dental Medicine, where he works with his team to champion the school’s priorities with donors and volunteers. Steve joined TUSDM in 2019 as the director of development and has experience serving in leadership roles at Father Bill’s & MainSpring, Wheelock College, and as a gift officer at Stonehill College.  He is a graduate of Providence College with a degree in history and political science and received a graduate certificate in nonprofit leadership from Wheelock College.

  • Marianne Blaney

    Marianne Blaney
    Director, Tufts Dental Fund

    Phone: 617-636-3434

    Marianne is director of the Tufts Dental Fund, responsible for marketing and fundraising strategy to support the priorities of the School of Dental Medicine.  Prior to joining Tufts in 2009, she worked at Simmons College, Emerson College, and Cabot Corporation. She holds a BS in business from Boston University.

The Fletcher School

  • Cory Diamond

    Cory Diamond
    Senior Director of Development and Alumni Engagement

    Phone: 617-627-2720

    Cory serves as senior director of development and alumni engagement at the Fletcher School. Prior to joining Tufts in 2020, Cory held various fundraising roles at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Law School, and Brown University. After graduating with a BA from Brown University, Cory worked as an assistant coach for the men’s basketball teams at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and at Brown. He then moved to the Jewish Community Center of Rhode Island as athletic director before beginning his career in advancement.

  • Alyssa Cooper

    Alyssa Cooper
    Director, The Fletcher Fund

    Phone: 617-627-4833

    Alyssa joined the Fletcher team in 2020 as director of The Fletcher Fund. She is an annual fund enthusiast and has spent her 19-year advancement career in annual giving. She most recently served as the director of the Ithaca College Annual Fund. Alyssa holds a bachelor of science degree in communication from Ohio University.

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy/Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA)

  • Cindy Briggs Tobin

    Cindy Briggs Tobin
    Senior Director of Development and Alumni Engagement

    Phone: 617-636-0962

    Cindy joined Tufts in 2000 as the Friedman School’s director of annual giving and alumni engagement. She was promoted to lead the department in 2007 and added the HNRCA to the office’s responsibilities in 2014. She oversees a team that engages, solicits, and stewards alumni and friends, among others, for school and center priorities. Prior to Tufts, she worked in fundraising for MASSPIRG, the American Heart Association, and Boston University. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and psychology from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in public relations from Boston University.

  • Janine Baisch

    Janine Baisch
    Director of Annual Giving, Friedman School and the HNRCA

    Phone: 617-636-6692

    Janine is director of annual giving for the Friedman School and the HNRCA, overseeing annual fund marketing, solicitations, and strategy. Janine joined Tufts in 2016 as the associate director of alumni engagement at the Friedman School. Prior to Tufts, Janine worked in alumnae and parent relations at Ursuline Academy in Dedham, Mass., and alumni clubs and regional programs at MIT. Janine received her degree in marketing communications from Emerson College and completed her EdM in educational leadership and policy studies at Boston University.

School of Medicine

  • Rebecca Scott

    Rebecca Scott
    Senior Director of Development and Alumni Engagement

    Phone: 617-636-2777

    Rebecca has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising, including serving as director of gift planning for Tufts from 2005 to 2012 and, prior to that, as the associate director of gift planning at the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. She was also vice president for programming for the Planned Giving Group of New England. A graduate of McGill University, Rebecca was the general manager of Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal. Rebecca completed a residency in new media design at the Canadian Film Centre and is a co-founder of the interactive marketing company Trapeze Media.

  • Kristin Hill

    Kristin Hill
    Director, Fund for Tufts Medicine

    Phone: 617-636-6771

    Kristin came to Tufts in 2013 with eight years of experience in development, with expertise in direct marketing and analytics. At the medical school, she oversees all aspects of the annual fund, including strategy and execution of direct marketing efforts, reunion class giving, leadership donor cultivation and retention, as well as partnering closely with alumni engagement colleagues to manage the Tufts Medical Alumni Association and student fundraising efforts. Kristin is also a graphic designer and graduate of Northeastern University.

Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life

  • Karen Culbert, A21P

    Karen Culbert, A21P
    Director of Development and Alumni Engagement

    Phone: 617-627-2728

    Karen is director of development and alumni engagement for the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, responsible for fundraising for Tisch programs and engaging Tufts alumni with interests in civic engagement. Karen began her career in 1989 as a development researcher at Tufts and has worked in a variety of roles at Tufts School of Dental Medicine, Concord Academy, the Fletcher School, Gartner, Inc., and New England Deaconess Hospital (now Beth Israel Deaconess). Karen holds a BA in political science and history from Merrimack College and an MA in history from Boston University.