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Meet Our Team

The Division of Institutional Advancement is vested with the responsibility of raising visibility and credibility, cultivating friends, and securing financial resources to keep the promise of Spelman College as the liberal arts institution of choice for women of African descent.

Our vision is to create top of mind presence among our constituencies and the global community that will lead to desired levels of support and advocacy from public and private sectors.

In realizing this vision, we seek to create, sustain and support a climate of harmony, respect, and compassion that values innovation, empowers the individual, recognizes talent, celebrates achievement, and fosters a spirit of open communication, mutuality, collaboration, teamwork and fun!


Office of the Vice President

Jessie Brooks
Jessie Brooks
Senior Vice President
Rockefeller Hall, 202-C
404-270-5323
jlbrooks@spelman.edu

Nafizah Abney
Nafizah Abney
Executive Assistant to Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Rockefeller Hall, 202-D
404-270-5127
nafizahabney@spelman.edu


Advancement Services

Sondra Richardson
Sondra Richardson
Director, Advancement Services
Milligan 2002
404-270-5052
sondra.richardson@spelman.edu

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Research Coordinator
Milligan 2101
404-270-6418

Tracey Wilson
Tracey Wilson
Manager of Prospect Development
Milligan 2104
404-270-5038
twilson@spelman.edu

Marlene McWhorter
Marlene McWhorter
Identification and Strategy Manager
Milligan 2103
marlenemcwhorter@spelman.edu

Marsha Martin
Marsha Martin
Donor Services Specialist
Milligan 2105
404-270-5054
marshamartin@spelman.edu

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Jasmin Walton
Data Analyst/Programmer
Milligan 2106
404-270-5548
jasminwalton@spelman.edu

Lynn Miller
Lynn Miller
Database Assistant
Milligan 2103
404-270-6036
lmille23@spelman.edu


Stewardship, Scholarship Management & Reporting

Liane Sewell
Liane Sewell 
Assistant Director of Scholarship Management & Reporting
Rockefeller Hall, 203-C
404-270-5051
lsewell@spelman.edu

Jevetta Trapp
Jevetta Trapp
Stewardship Coordinator
Rockefeller Hall, 202-F
404-270-5659
jevettatrapp@spelman.edu

Lakesha Jones
Lakesha Jones, C'2016
Associate Director of Stewardship
Rockefeller Hall, 203-B
404-270-5062
lakesha.jones@spelman.edu



Annual Giving

Renee Foster
C. Renee Foster
Director of Annual Giving
203K Rockefeller
404-270-5051 (Office)
470-716-7373 (Cell)
reneefoster@spelman.edu

Doris Pierce-Hardy
Doris Pierce-Hardy

Assistant Director
Rockefeller Hall, 203-F
404-270-6417
dpierceh@spelman.edu

Erica Lamberson
Erica Lamberson
Development Marketing Officer
Rockefeller Hall, 203-H
404-270-5041
elambers@spelman.edu

Danielle Williams
Danielle Williams, MPH
Annual Giving Officer
Rockefeller Hall, 203-O
404-270-6410
daniellewilliams1@spelman.edu


Development Operations

Nelson Thomas
Nelson Thomas
Assistant Vice President for Development Operations
Rockefeller Hall, 202-A
404-270-5126
nelson.thomas@spelman.edu

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Antisha Burns
Sr Admin Assistant, Development Operations
Rockefeller Hall, 202-G
404-270-5395
antishaburns@spelman.edu


IA and Campaign Events

Jihan Lang
Jihan Lang
Director, IA and Campaign Events
Rockefeller Hall, 203-J
404-270-5063
jlang@spelman.edu

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Angelita Downing
Events Coordinator
Rockefeller Hall, 203-N
404-270-4122
angelitadowning@spelman.edu


Corporate Relations & Partnerships

Cassandra Joseph
Cassandra Joseph
Director, Corporate Relations and Partnerships
Rockefeller Hall, 203-L
404-270-5067
cassandra.joseph@spelman.edu

Kenika Quarles
Kenika Quarles
Corporate & Foundation Relations Coordinator
Rockefeller Hall, 203-O
404-270-4234
kenikaquarles@spelman.edu


Foundation Relations

Spelman College Post Award Specialist Mary Heath
Mary Copeland Heath
Post Award Grant Specialist
Rockefeller Hall, 203-D
404-270-5057
maryheath@spelman.edu

Susan Beckett Mitchell
Susan Beckett Mitchell
Director, Foundation Relations
Rockefeller Hall, 203-M
404-270-6427
susanbeckettmitchell@spelman.edu


Leadership and Planned Gifts

DeJane Thompson
DeJane' Thompson
Associate Director, Individual Giving
404-449-8242
dejanethompson@spelman.edu

Kevan Mitchell
Kevan Mitchell
Leadership Gifts Coordinator
404-270-6421
kevanmitchell@spelman.edu

Tradae Moore
Tradae' Moore
Leadership Gifts Officer
404-670-9868
tradaemoore@spelman.edu

Paulette Myers-Ervin
Paulette Myers-Ervin
Leadership Gifts Officer
770-855-1920
pmyerser@spelman.edu


Alumnae Engagement

Linda Hart Patton
Linda Hart Patton, C'88
Director
404-270-5058
lpatton@spelman.edu

Alyson S. Dorsey
Alyson S. Dorsey, C'2002
Associate Director
Granddaughters Club Adviser
404-270-5663
asdorsey@spelman.edu

Danielle Moore
Danielle Moore
Senior Alumnae Programs Manager
Pre-Alumnae Council Adviser
404-270-6043
dmoore55@spelman.edu

Arielle Bryant
Arielle Bryant
Alumnae Programs Coordinator
404-270-5128
ariellebryant@spelman.edu

Tashia Terry
Tashia Terry
Alumnae Programs Coordinator
404-270-5048 (main line)
tterry7@spelman.edu