Foundation Staff Changes Structure to Further Support Mission
EVANSTON, IL – The Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation, with a continued focus to support our members, has realigned its staff structure beginning this month. The change will allow both the Foundation and Fraternity to work together on their respective missions.
Foundation leaders have established a Director of Development and four Development Officers, who will be based out of our headquarters at the Levere Memorial Temple. Those staff members are responsible for providing donor identification, cultivation and stewardship as well as alumni engagement. The newly configured structure also will reinforce the Fraternity’s Chapter Development team and volunteers in provinces throughout the Realm.
Operations will be placed under both an Operations Manager and Operations Coordinator to supervise restricted giving, fund management, Levere Memorial Temple functions and events, archives, scholarships and planned-giving programs.
Evy Lipecka, who has served on our Foundation staff for seven years, will become the Director of Development. Meg Walker, currently the Operations Coordinator, will become Manager of Foundation Operations, and Tyler Stokesbary will now serve as Coordinator of Foundation Operations. Ryan Gibbons, whose time is shared in a Fraternity role, will remain a Coordinator of Alumni Engagement and oversee the scholarship program.
We would also like to take this opportunity to announce that two long-serving and well-respected Foundation staff members — William Winstead (Tennessee-Martin ’98) and Deran Abernathy (Texas-Dallas ’04) — are pursuing new opportunities. Not only do we deeply appreciate their service and dedication to our organization, we wish them the very best in their future endeavors and thank them for what they have accomplished in multiple capacities during their tenure. We look forward to their continued involvement as alumni volunteers.
The new Development Officer job positions will be communicated under separate cover as part of our commitment to hire, educate and train those individuals for field operations beginning in early 2018.