The Development division raises funds to help advance the University’s student-centered mission. Working with volunteer leaders, faculty members, administrators and alumni, the Development team identifies funding sources for scholarships and financial aid, educational initiatives, facility upgrades and capital projects, and strengthens the University’s relationship with its graduates.

The division is comprised of several units: Annual Fund, which coordinates phonathon and direct mail appeals; Development and Alumni Relations, which oversees a broad range of fundraising and alumni activities; Development Data and Information, which maintains the University’s database of alumni and friends, and processes donations; Development Research, which provides research services; Planned Giving, which handles deferred gifts made through bequests, trusts, annuities and other financial instruments; and Special Events, which produces high-profile fundraisers.

If you have questions, please contact:

University Advancement

Kerry Kruckel
Vice President for University Advancement
516-299-2513 | 201-937-3563

Charles J. Rasberry
Senior Philanthropic Advisor
516-299-2784 | 516-835-9805

Joan Yonke
Director of Development and Annual Fund

Deirdre Whitman
Development Officer

Valerie Angeli
Director of Engagement
College of Veterinary Medicine

Shannon Preston
Director of Advancement
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

Sean T. Collins
Major Gifts Officer

Foundation and Corporate Relations

Arlene Zimny
Director of Grant Initiatives
University Advancement

Employer & Alumni Engagement 

General Inquiries
516-299-2263 | 718-780-6562 

Elaine Boylan
Director, Alumni and Employer Engagement

Amanda Seguna
Associate Director, Alumni and Employer Engagement