Office of Development Staff
David C. Beidleman
Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Community Relations
firstname.lastname@example.org | 717-361-1493
As Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Secretary to the Board of Trustees, David is responsible for overseeing the Alumni Relations, Annual Giving, Major Giving, Gift Planning, Foundation and Government Relations, The High Center for Family Business, Community Relations, and Church Relations at Elizabethtown College. He works extensively with the Board of Trustees, Leadership Council, Alumni and Parents Councils to advance the engagement with all constituencies including alumni, parents, and friends. David holds a BA and MEd from Lehigh University and Post Graduate Certificates from the Management Development Program and the Institute of Educational Management at Harvard University, Graduate School of Education. He has served in the advancement field for 25 years in various roles at Elizabethtown College, Lehigh University, Lafayette College and Franklin and Marshall College. David remains actively engaged supporting organizations within our community including his service on the Fulton Theater Board of Trustees, etc.
Lisa A. Wolfe
Assistant to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Community Relations
email@example.com | 717-361-1419
Lisa is responsible for assisting the Vice President with office operations and travel arrangements.
Elizabeth A. Dahmus
Executive Director of Gift Planning
firstname.lastname@example.org | 717-361-1545
Beth is primarily responsible for the College’s gift planning program which includes individual giving through wills, living trusts, annuities, charitable trusts, insurance, and life estates. She has served Elizabethtown College for seven years and has over 2 decades of experience in Advancement
Benjamin R. Osterhout '05
Director of Annual Giving
email@example.com | 717-361-3749
Ben is responsible for overseeing the annual giving operations including direct mail program, matching gift processing, reunion giving, and annual giving reporting.
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
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Liz leads the College's Student Outreach Ambassador program, student philanthropic efforts, senior class giving campaigns, and young alumni giving strategies. She also assists with the development and implementation of annual giving stewardship efforts.
Areas of Expertise:
- Young Alumni Giving
- Student Philanthropy
Gift Accounting Coordinator
email@example.com | 717-361-6410
Tina manages all processes for charitable gifts to the College. She prepares gift acknowledgements and maintains giving records.
CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION PROGRAMS
Lesley M. Finney
Executive Director of Foundation & Government Relations
firstname.lastname@example.org | 717-361-1445
Lesley is responsible for institutional relationships with foundations and government entities.
Laurie J. Thompson
Assistant Director of Development for Stewardship and Operations
email@example.com | 717-361-3707
Laurie is responsible for donor relations, endowment reporting, scholarship events, and donor recognition plaquing on campus.
Cori K. Breault
Director of Development Research and Major Gift Officer
firstname.lastname@example.org | 717-361-1498
Cori is responsible for leading the Research team in collecting and compiling data and reporting on alumni, parents, and potential donors to the College. In addition Cori manages a gift portfolio to secure capital, endowment, and annual giving gifts for the College.
Associate Director of Development Research
email@example.com | 717-361-3738
Darcey provides support to the Director of Research in the areas of prospect management, supports the President and Vice President for Institutional Advancement by scheduling College visits, organizing travel and itineraries, and preparing background for visits and events.
Areas of Expertise
- Travel planning
- Prospect research
- Fundraising priorities
Director of Major Gifts
firstname.lastname@example.org | 717-361-6493
Marty is responsible for managing the major gift team and securing capital, endowment, and annual giving gifts for the College, and is the College’s liaison to the Leadership Council.
Mark A. Clapper '96
Executive Director of College Engagement
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Mark serves as the Executive Director of College Engagement at Elizabethtown College. A 1996 graduate of the College, he provides leadership for programs that support ever-increasing levels of relationship and involvement between the College and members of its greater community. In addition to his gift portfolio management, he also directs the Office of Alumni Relations and serves as Chief Executive Officer for the Elizabethtown College Alumni Association.
Administrative Assistant for Major Gifts, Planned Giving and Government Relations
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Liz is responsible for assisting all Major Gift Officers with office operations and travel arrangements. She also assists Planned Giving and Government Relations with any administrative needs.