Strategic Communications, Marketing, and Engagement

Educate & Inspire

Inspires investment in the university through compelling storytelling, engagement, and information sharing. The team develops strategies, crafts messaging, produces materials and coordinates communications with UF Advancement and campus partners.

  • Campaign Communications: Informs and educates stakeholders to champion and implement a shared campaign communications plan, raising UF’s awareness and reputation through key messaging and storytelling
  • Unified Brand: Fosters “Go Greater” unified brand through an integrated and collaborative university advancement communications model
  • Communications Project Management: Executes strategic advancement communications through priority system and with high-quality and efficient production
  • World Class Events: Engage and inspire constituents by producing signature University of Florida events that promote institutional priorities and support the fundraising enterprise
  • Wow Stewardship: Engages and steward donors through a comprehensive campaign donor relations strategy and structure

Team Listing

Donor Relations

Claire Burns
Director of Donor Programs
352-392-7762      click to email

Megan Christopherson
Director of Donor Engagement
352-392-5862      click to email

Rachel Smith
Assistant Director of Donor Engagement
352-392-3881      click to email

Vice President and Campaign Events

Jaclyn O'Brian
Interim Director of Special Events & Engagement
352-392-7758      click to email

Claire Belkot
Special Events Planner
352-846-3602      click to email

Anja Fairholm
Assistant Director
352-392-3379      click to email

Giovanni Lugo
Assistant Director
352-392-5973      click to email

Maggy Stansly
Special Events Planner
352-392-6424      click to email