Contact The Mount Holyoke Fund

Office of Advancement
Mary E. Woolley Hall, lower level
Phone: 413-538-2032  |  800-MHC-GIVE
Fax: 413-538-2371
Email: giving@mtholyoke.edu

For correspondence: To make a gift:
Office of Advancement
Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
Office of Advancement
Mount Holyoke College
PO Box 889
South Hadley, MA 01075-0889

Directors

Allison Butler ’05

Director of The Mount Holyoke Fund

Allison Butler ’05 oversees The Mount Holyoke Fund team in the Office of Advancement. She works closely with a team of 11 staff members to raise more than $8 million a year for The Mount Holyoke Fund.

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Cristin Bates

Associate Director for Volunteer & Class Management

Cristin Bates oversees The Mount Holyoke Fund volunteer program, organizes the work of The Mount Holyoke Fund Committee, and serves as the staff liaison for 10 classes, including those classes that are celebrating their 25th and 30th Reunions.

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Beckie Markarian ’07

Associate Director/Marketing Specialist

As associate director/marketing specialist, Beckie Markarian works closely with colleagues within the Office of Advancement and across the College to manage all advancement marketing and communications projects (including print, email, social media, video and web).

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Amy Schrom

Associate Director for Leadership Annual Giving

In August 2018, Amy Schrom joined The Mount Holyoke Fund staff to encourage unrestricted giving to the College. She works directly with classes 46 years out through their 50th reunion to raise their 50th reunion gift to the College.

Schrom also directs the Leadership Annual Giving Program within The Mount Holyoke Fund. This team of staff reach out to loyal donors to encourage them to increase the level of their annual support, focusing on the Cornerstone Giving Society level (annual gifts of $1,837 or more).

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Officers

Kristen Fossum

Officer for Advancement Marketing

As officer for advancement marketing, Kristen Fossum works closely with department colleagues and partners across campus to manage and create a wide variety of cross-channel advancement marketing materials that engage and inspire.

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Matthew Haley

Officer for Leadership Annual Giving

As Officer for Leadership Annual Giving for The Mount Holyoke Fund, Matthew Haley encourages an increase in unrestricted giving, facilitates the work of the Beyond the 50th Committee, and serves as the staff liaison for classes in the six years following their 50th reunion.

Audrey Markarian '07

Senior Officer for Volunteer and Class Management

As senior Mount Holyoke Fund officer for volunteer and class management in the Office of Advancement, Audrey Markarian provides training and support to Mount Holyoke Fund volunteers in their 20th, 35th, 40th and 45th reunion cycles.

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Meghan Safford

Officer for Young Alumnae and Student Philanthropy

As The Mount Holyoke Fund Officer for Young Alumnae & Student Philanthropy, Meghan Safford assists the youngest 15 classes in their fundraising efforts, including the 15th, 10th, 5th and 2nd reunion classes. Safford also works with the alumni of the Frances Perkins Scholars program from all class years. The Senior Gift Campaign and student philanthropy initiatives are also managed by Safford.

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Staff

Karen Couture

Mount Holyoke Fund Coordinator

Karen Couture started at the college in 1987 and has spent all of those years working in the Advancement Office. She provides support to four officers which includes the Director of The Mount Holyoke Fund, Associate Director/Marketing Specialist, Officer for Advancement Marketing and an Officer for Young Alumnae/Student Philanthropy.

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Wanda Mauran

Gift Planning and Mount Holyoke Fund Coordinator

While the majority of her time is spent supporting the gift planning office, Wanda Mauran also supports the work for the post 65th reunion classes.

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Theresa O'Banner

Administrative Assistant

Theresa O'Banner works with 50th Reunion classes, the volunteer website and volunteer reimbursements.

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Julie Ogg

Mount Holyoke Fund Coordinator

Julie Ogg joined The Mount Holyoke Fund in November 2011 after a 7-year career providing administrative and program support in the Alumnae Association. As a Mount Holyoke Fund Coordinator, she works closely with volunteers from the classes of 1954–1962 to organize reunion class leadership, manage class gift goals, implement plans for meeting fundraising goals and monitor progress toward achieving these goals.

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