Advancement Staff

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

Kassandra Jolley

Vice President for Advancement
Kassandra Jolley

Fred Baumgarten

Director of Foundation Relations and Sponsored Research

As director of the Grants Office, Fred oversees efforts to raise both institutional funds from foundations, corporations, and government sources—for scholarships, capital needs, program development, and other priorities—and sponsored research support for faculty research and scholarship.  

Joining Mount Holyoke in January 2018, Fred is thrilled to be part of a talented four-person team in the Grants Office. He works under the direction of VP for Advancement Kassandra Jolley and Dean of the Faculty Jon Western.

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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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Stacey Lyons

Associate Vice President for Advancement Operations

Stacey Lyons serves as the associate vice president for advancement operations. In this role, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the office and provides leadership for the College’s advancement services, annual giving and stewardship functions.

Kevin McCaffrey

Director of Government Affairs and Community Relations
Kevin McCaffrey

Keith Michel

Associate Vice President for Development

As Associate Vice President for Development, Keith Michel oversees the College’s major gifts program as well as the Advancement division’s planned giving and research efforts.

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Karen O'Connell

Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations

Karen O'Connell works with colleagues on the Advancement team and other campus partners to deliver information and experiences to Mount Holyoke College donors that illustrate the deep and lasting impact of their contributions to the College and that engage them with our mission.

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Anne Vittoria FP’05

Director of Gift Planning

Anne Vittoria works with alumnae and friends of Mount Holyoke College who wish to financially support the College by making gifts other than cash or securities — such as charitable annuities and trusts, bequests, privately held stock and real estate.

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Staff

Lisa Balicki

Assistant to the Vice President for Advancement

Lisa Balicki manages the schedule and travel for the Vice President for Advancement. She coordinates advancement travel for the president and serves as the administrative liaison between advancement and the president’s office. Balicki also communicates, directly and on behalf of the vice president, with board members, donors, staff and members of the College's senior management team on matters related to initiatives, programs, travel and schedule.

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Maryelizabeth Fahey

Office Manager and Senior Administrative Assistant

Mary Fahey assists the Office of Advancement with day-to-day operations including office management and budgeting; coordination of office-wide meetings, retreats and trainings; position searches and staff on-boarding. Fahey also provides administrative support to two directors and backs up the Executive Assistant to the Vice President as needed.