Augustana College

Advancement staff directory

Kathleen Bentler
Director of Development and Engagement

Kathleen travels primarily to the northeastern and midwestern states and southern California to build relationships and invite major gifts from alumni, parents and friends. 

Anne E. Calder '90
Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship

Anne directs donor relations programs, stewardship of gifts and endowed funds, the matching gifts area, and donor recognition including gift clubs, The Presidents Society, and the college’s new Interactive Philanthropy Center.

Brianne Berogan Myers
Director of Advancement Services

Brianne directs the use and implementation for the college's administrative software application across all areas of Advancement, overseeing and maintaining the integrity of the information entered into the system and managing requests for information and customized reporting.  She also supervises gift entry and prospect research operations.

Sue Flaherty
Secretary, Advancement Services

Sue processes daily gift receipts including credit card charges, online giving, matching gifts, and gifts to WVIK-FM, Augustana’s public radio affiliate station.

Cameron Hall
Director of Annual Giving

Cameron oversees gifts to The Augustana Fund, the college's annual fund.

Nancy A. Johnson '83
Associate Vice President of Development

Nancy manages the development program and gift officer team, and travels primarily to Arizona, the upper Midwest and throughout Illinois and Iowa to build relationships and invite major gifts from alumni, parents and friends.

Chris Loula '88
Secretary, Annual Giving

Chris works closely with the Director of Annual Giving in support of the college's annual giving program.

Chris Myers '91
Director of Development Research

Chris researches sources of financial support, develops reporting tools, analyzes trends, oversees the prospect management system, and works closely with gift officers in support of their regional work with alumni, parents and friends.

Kelly Noack '02
Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

Kelly directs the alumni and parent relations program including Homecoming, Family Weekend, Alumni Weekend, the Parents Council, Alumni Board of Directors and regional events for alumni, parents and friends. 

Samantha Panozzo
Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Sam works with the Director of Annual Giving on online giving and the AugieConnect phone-a-thon on campus.

Helene Patton '80
Secretary, Alumni and Parent Relations

Helene works closely with Kelly Noack to support alumni and parent relations programming including invitations, arrangements and reservations for local and regional events. Helene also serves with Sue Rector to support the Augustana Alumni Association Board and its activities.

Dianne Pegram
Secretary, Legacy Planning

Dianne supports the legacy planning program and assists members of Augustana Founders with their giving needs. Additionally, she provides support for Kathleen Bentler, Director of Development and Engagement.

Sue A. Rector '79
Assistant Vice President of Development

​Sue travels primarily to the central Plains​, midwestern,​ ​and southeastern ​states​ ​to build relationships and invite major gifts from alumni, parents and friends. S​u​e​ also manages the college's reunion giving program.

Krista Rittenhouse
Advancement Assistant, Donor Relations, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Krista works closely with Anne Calder to support the donor relations and stewardship program and with Lori Roderick to support the corporate and foundation relations program.

Lori Roderick '86
Associate Vice President of Development

Lori manages the college’s efforts to secure grant funding from private and corporate foundations and government agencies. She also manages the advancement operations area which includes gift processing, research and reporting.

Cindy Schroeder
Executive Secretary

Cindy works closely with Julie Crockett and Nancy Johnson to support the work of the Advancement Office. She serves as the primary contact person for the department.

Lisa Stachula
Grants and Corporate Relations Coordinator

Lisa works closely with Lori Roderick to secure grant funding from private and corporate foundations and government agencies for the college and its public radio station, WVIK.

Nancy Wray
Secretary, Advancement Services

Nancy processes daily gift receipts including gifts of cash, stock, and property and coordinates gift processes with Augustana's Business Office.