Meet the IA Team
Institutional Advancement Staff
Brian G. Falck '95
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Brian has worked in higher education for 25 years after earning his bachelor of science degree in business administration from Elizabethtown College and his master of science degree in arts administration from Drexel University while completing his thesis at Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center. He has served in multiple capacities in administrative leadership positions as well as within the classroom for Otterbein University and Ithaca College in arts management.
He further developed his fundraising career and campaign experience in developing major and planned giving programs at Ithaca College, Gettysburg College, and Dickinson College. Most recently at Dickinson as Associate Vice President, Brian helped to restructure the Advancement team and strengthen or launch several initiatives including the implementation of a signature donor engagement process for an adaptive campaign. He is thrilled to be serving his alma mater as Vice President for Institutional Advancement and looks forward to a new era of sustainable growth for Etown. He and his spouse, Kelly Calnon Falck ’97, who serves as the Executive Director of the Lion Foundation in Camp Hill, PA, have three daughters ranging from middle school to college age and live in Dillsburg, PA, where his family is active in serving the community and school activities.
Kori L. Garber
Assistant to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Kori provides administrative support to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and designated senior IA staff, ensuring internal and external relationships and communications are well managed. This includes the coordination of all travel by arranging donor visits and other donor engagement opportunities. She also leads the administrative management of the division. Kori has more than 25 years of administrative experience supporting executives in a variety of industries.
Cori K. Breault
Director of Relationship Management and Advancement Operations
Cori manages the IA division’s reporting, prospect management data, special projects, and named funds. This is inclusive of tracking project fundings, donor/prospect status, and scholarship and endowments. In addition, she manages a gift portfolio to secure capital, endowment, and annual gifts to the College from individual and corporate relationships. Cori has served in the advancement field for more than a decade. She holds a BA from Kutztown University and an MEd from Penn State University.
Carrie Puentes Bornmann
Assistant Director of Donor Relations
Carrie helps ensure that all donors of Elizabethtown College are honored and informed. She will manage processes that further develop deep connections between donors and their student and faculty recipients, provide timely financial reporting and ongoing relevant communications, as well as support other forms of public recognition. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with degrees in history and political science and is pursuing an MA in communication at Lancaster Bible College.
Andy D. Herring
Associate Director of Development Research
Andy is responsible for the management of prospects through the fundraising cycle and helps ensure the integrity of development data. He holds a BM in music composition and MS in arts management from Shenandoah University. Prior to this role, Andy was the Executive Director of Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz.
Evan Birch (Brock)
Director of Alumni Relations
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Serving as the Director of Alumni Relations, Evan is responsible for planning and implementing programs and projects that engage alumni in strengthening Elizabethtown College. Collaborating with colleagues on and off campus, he creates and maintains pathways for alumni participation that advance their lifelong connection to the College. Additionally, he provides leadership and vision for regional, affinity, and interest-based programming and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Elizabethtown Alumni Association.
Emma D. Pile '21
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Emma assists with email communications, social media marketing, and the alumni website (etownalumni.com). She helps manage projects on campus such as Homecoming & Family Weekend and class reunions. She also supports regionally based engagement events and activities. Emma holds a BA in communications with minors in theatre and film studies from Elizabethtown College.
Mary A. Clark
Administrative Assistant for Alumni Relations
Mary provides administrative support for the Office of Alumni Relations. This includes support for the alumni website (etownalumni.com), database management, and event planning and preparation. Mary has worked at Etown since 2012.
Benjamin R. Osterhout '05
Director of Annual Giving
Ben began his career in higher education fundraising in 2005 after graduating with a BS in business administration—marketing and accounting from Elizabethtown College. Ben earned an MBA with an emphasis in marketing from The Pennsylvania State University. As the director of annual giving, Ben leads the college’s direct mail program, Etown’s Power of One Day 24-hour giving challenge, matching gift program, online solicitations, and annual fund reporting. On campus, Ben serves as the advisor to Circle K and the Class of 2026.
Blake E. Reed
Assistant Director of Annual Giving/Digital Gift Officer
Blake oversees the Student Outreach Ambassador program and manages on-campus giving through the Senior Class Gift and student engagement. Blake also works directly with alumni through digital outreach efforts to encourage support of the Elizabethtown College Fund. Blake is the advisor for the Class of 2023 and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy from Elizabethtown College. She holds a BA in political science from Albright College.
Tina M. Zarfoss
Gift Accounting Coordinator
Tina manages all processes for charitable gifts to the College. She prepares gift acknowledgements and maintains giving records. Tina has worked at Etown since 2014.
FOUNDATION & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Lesley M. Finney
Executive Director of Foundation & Government Relations
Lesley has worked in higher education for more than 20 years. At Etown she works with faculty and staff as part of the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (OSRP) and with Institutional Advancement to develop sponsored projects and grants related to corporate, foundation (private and family), and government programs. Past leadership roles include serving as the director of development at a K-12 school, director of a national research program, and managing editor of a nationally distributed magazine, and assisting with special events and public relations campaigns for a national foundation.
Ben S. Rupp
Executive Director of Giving Programs
As Executive Director of Giving Programs, Ben serves as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement’s chief advisor in all matters related to major and annual giving and provides innovative leadership for all IA giving programs. He also works directly with Etown supporters who wish to further the mission of the College through capital, endowment, and annual gifts. Ben has more than 15 years of higher education development experience in both public and private education settings. He graduated from Penn State University with a degree in journalism.
Major Gifts Officer
Marty is responsible for securing capital, endowment, and annual giving gifts for the College. Marty has served in the advancement field since 2003. He holds an MEd in counseling from Millersville University and a BA in special education from Mansfield University.
Alyssa R. Trentzsch
Individual Giving Officer
As an Individual Giving Officer, Alyssa works directly with supporters of Etown who have a passion for philanthropy and choose to invest their gifts in order to continue to further the mission of the College. Through continued relationship building, Alyssa ensures that all supporters of the College are meeting their own philanthropic goals. Etown’s motto, “Educate for Service,” is something that is near and dear to Alyssa; as with her previous role with United Way of Lebanon County, she believes that all should use their education to be a force for good. Alyssa holds a BA in communications from Penn State University.
Liz M. Martin
Administrative Assistant for Giving Programs & Writing Coordinator
Liz provides administrative support to departments under the Executive Director of Giving Programs and is responsible for writing and editing work for the IA Division. She is the main point of contact for the President's Leadership Council. Liz holds a BS in communication from Clarion University and has worked at Etown since 2017.
Mark A. Clapper '96
Executive Director of Legacy Planning and Engagement
Mark serves as the Executive Director of Legacy Planning and Engagement at Elizabethtown College. A 1996 graduate of the College, he provides leadership within the Institutional Advancement Division for programs that support ever-increasing levels of relationship and involvement between the College and members of its greater community. Specifically, he works closely with individuals who choose to make lasting impacts through bequests via their will, charitable gift annuities and trusts, retirement plan beneficiary designations, and more. In addition to these programs and his gift portfolio management, he also guides the overall vision for the Alumni Relations operation and leads church relations efforts.