Institutional Advancement Staff

David C. Beidleman
Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Community Relations David Beidleman | 717-361-1493

As Vice President for Advancement and Community Relations David is responsible for overseeing the Alumni Relations, Annual Giving, Major Giving, Gift Planning, Foundation, Government, 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 has served in the advancement field for 25 years in various roles at Elizabethtown, Lehigh, Lafayette and Franklin and Marshall College. David remains actively engaged with organizations within our community including his service on the Fulton Theater Board and the Manheim Township School District Foundation Board.





Lisa A. Wolfe Lisa Wolfe
Assistant to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Community Relations | 717-361-1419

Lisa is responsible for assisting the Vice President with office operations and travel arrangements.




Elizabeth A. Dahmusbethd
Executive Director of Gift Planning | 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





Mark A. Clapper '96ben
Executive Director of College Engagement Opportunities | 717-361-1499

Mark serves as the Executive Director of College Engagement Opportunities 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 guiding the annual giving operation, he also directs the Office of Alumni Relations and serves as Chief Executive Officer for the Elizabethtown College Alumni Association.


Benjamin R. Osterhout '05ben
Senior Associate Director of Annual Giving | 717-361-3749

Ben is responsible for overseeing the reunion giving program, direct mail program, matching gift processing, and annual fund reporting, as well as assisting with the Blue Jay Athletic Association and the Business Associates Society program.




Paige M. Weber '10Vacant
Assistant Director of the Annual Fund | 717-361-1994

Paige is responsible for overseeing the College's Student Outreach Ambassador program and the senior class giving program.




Jasper ChoiJasper
Development Database Coordinator | 717-361-1529

Jasper is responsible for coordinating, updating, and maintaining all data for the Office of Development.  He designs reports through programming and code and analyzes data and requests for reports and research. 


Tina Zarfoss Tina
Gift Accounting Coordinator | 717-361-6410

Tina is responsible for processing all charitable gifts to the College.  She prepares gift acknowledgements and maintains giving records.


Melissa Huffman BittingerMelissa
Annual Giving Assistant | 717-361-1489

Melissa is responsible for providing assistance for the annual giving operation and development-related programming and special events.





Lesley M. FinneyLeslie
Executive Director of Foundation & Government Relations | 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 | 717-361-3707Laurie Thompson

Laurie is responsible for endowment reporting, scholarship events, and stewardship responsibilities which include recognizing donors through coordinating on campus plaquing.




Cori K. Breault
Director of Development ResearchCori Breault | 717-361-1498

Cori is responsible for researching, collecting, and compiling background materials and research reports on alumni, parents, and potential donors to the College.




Marty Thomas-Brummé Marty Thomas-Brumme
Director of Major Gifts | 717-361-6493

Marty is responsible for managing the major gift team and securing capital, endowment, and annual fund gifts for the College, and is the College’s liaison to the Leadership Council.


Linda Roush                                   Linda           

Senior Development Officer and Coordinator of Campaign Programs | 717-361-1460

Linda’s primary responsibilities involve managing relationships with alumni and friends who share an interest in supporting Elizabethtown College. In addition, she serves as the coordinator of programs as the College prepares to implement its new strategic plan and secure funding for program initiatives. Linda has a strong background in fundraising including work on several capital campaigns and is an active community volunteer.

Kimberly S. SassamanKim
Major Gift Officer | 717-361-1491

Kim’s primary responsibilities involve managing relationships with alumni, parents, and friends who share an interest in supporting Elizabethtown College.



Bonnie S. Martin bonnie
Director of Church Relations | 717-361-1257

Bonnie is responsible for coordinating college events in relation to Church of the Brethren students, members, and congregations within the Atlantic Northeast and Southern Pennsylvania districts. Communicating an historical and covenantal relationship helps to continue a partnership of mutual understanding and respect, interaction and financial support.


M. Caroline Lalvani
Director of Elizabethtown Community Affairs and College Special Events | 717-361-1246Caroline

Caroline is responsible for overseeing large institutional events, such as Commencement, Convocation, the President's Dinner, Endowed lectureships, and Inaugurals. By serving on local boards and committees, she is able to establish, maintain, and enhance good relationships with Elizabethtown neighbors and local elected officials, while also advising college administration of community affairs and developments relevant to the College.


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