Advisory Board

Macalester College
Vice President for Advancement
Andrew is the Vice President of Advancement at Macalester College where he oversees all aspects of advancement for the College, including Development, Communications and Marketing, Alumni Relations and Advancement Services.   He also worked at the University of Minnesota Foundation where he... More>
Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation
Vice President
Lorraine del Prado is Vice President at Seattle Children’s Hospital & Research Foundation.  In that role, she is responsible for engaging and assisting donors who wish to make a transformational impact on the health and well-being of children.  She also leads philanthropic initiatives that... More>
Director of Strategy
Peter Drury is a seasoned nonprofit executive, strategist and fundraiser. He is Director of Strategy for Splash (, a quickly scaling social enterprise that replicates successful international business practices to secure clean water for kids globally. Peter is also a popular instructor... More>
Valparaiso University
Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
Nancy’s career spans more than 25 years in the development and implementation of cross-platform media marketing, communications and strategic programs to raise funds and awareness for multibillion-dollar corporations, foundations and other philanthropic organizations.  In her current role as the... More>
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement
For more than 35 years Jim has worked with philanthropists at Bowling Green State University, Mayo Clinic and the University of Colorado. Focusing on gifts of significance, Jim has worked primarily with benefactors who have given more than one million dollars to the institutions he has served. He... More>
University of Minnesota
Chief Development Officer
John has progressive fundraising and management experience and a proven record of building successful development programs. In 2013, John joined the University of Minnesota as a chief development officer after having served at St. Olaf College and Luther Seminary over the last 25 years. He has... More>
University of San Francisco
Associate Professor, School of Management - Business Analytics and Information Systems
Associate Professor Vijay Mehrotra is helping to transform management in today's data-rich, information-poor business world. A trailblazer in the field of global call center operations management, Dr. Mehrotra's work as an educator, academic and professional utilizes mathematical models and... More>
S.Z. Panetta & Associates, LLC.
Sarah Zanzot Panetta is the owner and principal of S. Z. Panetta & Associates, LLC. She brings over 20 years' experience working with generous individuals who wish to make a positive impact on the world through philanthropy. She has served organizations with international brands that connote... More>
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Senior Director, Planned Giving
John assists benefactors and their advisors with philanthropic estate planning, life income arrangements, and real estate, life insurance, and complex asset contributions. John has held positions with Mayo Clinic, Princeton University, Colorado School of Mines, and the Marine Biological Laboratory... More>
Rochester Institute of Technology
Associate Vice President for Development
Craig is best known for his leadership, personal solicitation skills, and gift planning know-how. In 2007, Craig joined the Division of Development and Alumni Relations at Rochester Institute of Technology as Associate Vice President for Development. In that role, he leads a group of 21 field... More>