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Advancement Staff

The University Advancement staff is dedicated to reaching out to alumni, donors and the public community to advance Saint Xavier University's mission and core values.

Maribel Acevedo
Office: O'Grady Center
Phone: 773-298-3313
Email: acevedo@sxu.edu

Maribel Acevedo
Assistant Director/Post-Award Manager of Corporate, Government and Foundation Relations

Maribel Acevedo is responsible for managing the post-award component of the University's grants program by identifying grant management needs and addressing grant management issues. She works closely with principal investigators and a range of internal departments to ensure that all grants are administered effectively, efficiently and in full compliance with University and grantor policies and procedures. Acevedo has been at SXU for eight years and hopes to work more closely with SXU's grant program investigators through workshops and trainings to enhance their knowledge of grantor agency and federal compliance requirements.

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Office: O'Grady Center
Phone: 773-298-3320
Email: boudos@sxu.edu

Jeannette Boudos
Executive Director of Special Events

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Office: O'Grady Center
Phone: 773-298-3943
Email: condreva@sxu.edu

Nancy Condreva
Administrative Assistant for Executive Director, Annual and Special Giving

Nancy Condreva provides primary secretarial and administrative support to the Executive Director of Annual and Special Giving in the implementation of the University's direct mail fundraising program and in portfolio management. She also provides general administrative support to the office of Alumni Relations.

Wendy Doherty
Office: O'Grady Center
Phone: 773-298-3940
Email: doherty@sxu.edu

Wendy Doherty
Executive Assistant for University Advancement

Wendy Doherty has worked in a variety of roles throughout her 26 years at SXU. In her current role, she provides primary secretarial and executive administrative support. She coordinates administrative activities for University Advancement, such as: operational budgets, credit card charges, liaison to the Office of the President and maintains donor records in Raiser's Edge. She continues to maintain her goal of keeping the University Advancement office running smoothly at all times, while providing assistance to the entire staff when needed.

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Phone: 773-298-3253
Email: fitzpatrick@sxu.edu

Mary Fitzpatrick
Director of Prospect Research and Gift Planning

Mary Fitzpatrick identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards "deferred gift" prospects and donors; primarily, those donors who are interested in estate planning options. On the research side of her role, she provides donor research for SXU staff and faculty in order to help facilitate their successful fundraising efforts.

Jean Gainer
Office: O'Grady Center
Phone: 773-298-3316
Email: gainer@sxu.edu

Jean Gainer
Executive Director of Alumni and Donor Relations

Jean Gainer provides leadership to strengthen the University's relationship with alumni and friends of SXU through activities, programs and events that reflect the mission, vision, goals and objectives established in the University's strategic plan. She oversees the planning and execution of alumni activities in targeted regions across the state, region and nation to enhance alumni engagement and cultivate connections. Over the next year, Gainer will work to increase alumni participation at events by tailoring events to meet the interests of specific demographics. She has been a part of the University Advancement team for 10 years.

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Office: O'Grady Center
Phone: 773-298-3317
Email: mkelly@sxu.edu

Marie Kelly
Executive Director of Annual and Special Giving

Marie Kelly is responsible for the planning, development, implantation and evaluation of the University's Annual Fund direct mail fund raising program and one-on-one personal cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects and donors. In addition, she serves on the President's Scholarship Celebration and SXU Golf Classic committees and is responsible for donor/attendee personal solicitation and sponsorship support for each event.

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Office: O'Grady Center
Phone: 773-298-3311
Email: kenyeri@sxu.edu

Jennifer Kenyeri
Director of Special Events

Jennifer Kenyeri has been with the University since 1999. She is responsible for the planning and execution of a variety of events, both internal and external to the University, that broaden the awareness of Saint Xavier locally and nationally as well as strengthen relations among its donors, friends, alumni, faculty, staff and students. Kenyeri works collaboratively with internal departments and external sources to produce highly visible events that help to further SXU's reputation as a leader in higher education. She is also the project lead on select events and assists other departments on key events as a consultant, production assistant and on-site manager. Together with the executive director of special events, she collaborates on the creative process and strategic development of events to ensure that the goals of the University are reached.

Erin Mueller
Office: O'Grady Center
Phone: 773-298-3319
Email: emueller@sxu.edu

Erin Mueller
Executive Director of Corporate, Government and Foundation Relations

Erin Mueller oversees pre-award proposal development and submission; award acceptance and contract negotiation; and post-award management and compliance (non-financial), including monitoring of performance reporting. She joined the SXU community in November 2016 and brings 14 years of experience to the University Advancement team. Her goals in the coming year are to apply her experience and knowledge of corporate, government and foundation fundraising to best suit Saint Xavier's strategic plan. She hopes to continue to work with faculty and leadership to cultivate new funding opportunities.

Sharon Panozzo
Office: O'Grady Center
Phone: 773-298-3312
Email: spanozzo@sxu.edu

Sharon Panozzo
Gift and Record Processor

Sharon Panozzo is responsible for processing donations to the University and thanking the donors. She enters and maintains data in the development gift information system. This year, Sharon hopes to continue her hard work in assisting the University Advancement team, as she has done during her past 15 years of service to the University.

Anna Simons
Office: O'Grady Center
Phone: 773-298-3322
Email: asimons@sxu.edu

Anna Simons
Executive Director of Advancement Services

Over the course of 13 years, Anna Simons has been a vital member to the University Advancement team. In her role, she plans, analyzes, designs and implements all necessary and/or required reports relative to all University fundraising activities and constituent data management. In coordination with the associate vice president of advancement and the accounting department, she works to plan, develop and implement audit control procedures relative to gift acceptance, gift management, gift receipting and gift reporting regarding credit care, check and cash securities transfer transactions. In the upcoming year, Simons hopes to maintain data integrity and acquire more employment information on SXU's constituents. As always, she will continue to look for ways to improve systems, protocols and processes and to make the system work smarter, which makes University Advancement staff more successful in their fundraising.

Brandon Swanson
Office: O'Grady Center
Phone: 773-298-3279
Email: bswanson@sxu.edu

Brandon Swanson
Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Brandon Swanson joined the University Advancement team in November 2017. He worked at SXU in a similar role from 2015-2016. Swanson strives to engage and interact with alumni and friends through the use of social media and online channels. He also assists in the planning and implementation of the numerous different events that the alumni office holds throughout the year. Swanson is also actively engaged in development at the University, working with Athletics to acquire sponsorships and redevelop the athletic annual fund, known as the "Cougar Club."