Office of Development and Alumni Relations Staff

How to Contact us

Please feel free to call us toll-free at 866-850-1846 or local at 641-269-1846 or send an email to alumni@grinnell.edu.

Our office hours during the academic year are 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. (Central Time), Monday through Friday.

Our mailing address is:

Office of Development and Alumni Relations
733 Broad St.
Grinnell, IA 50112-1690


Who We Are

Here is the Office of Development and Alumni Relations roster. Click on a person's name to send them an email directly.

Jaci ThiedeJaci Thiede, Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations

Jackie AanesJackie Aanes
Director of Operations


Meg Jones BairMeg Jones Bair
Director of Board Relations


No Photo AvailableJordan Bancroft
Campaign Coordinator


Jillian BeukemaJillian Beukema
Senior Associate Director of Annual Giving


Buddy BoultonBuddy Boulton
Director of Planned Giving


Jayn Chaney '05Jayn Bailey Chaney '05
Director of Alumni and Donor Relations


Paul ChristmanPaul Chrisman '99
Associate Director of Operations for Data, Analysis, and Reporting


Beth ConoverBeth Conover
Reunion and Awards Coordinator


Paige EverlyPaige Everly
Associate Director of Alumni and Donor Relations, Reunion and Awards


Kelly GarwoodKelly Garwood
DAR Systems Support Specialist


Jennifer GilbreaithJennifer Gilbreaith
Alumni and Donor Relations Assistant


Jessica HerzbergJessica Herzberg
Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Reunion Giving Program


Jim HowardJim Howard
Director of Principal Gifts


Jennifer JacksonJennie Jackson
Alumni and Donor Relations Coordinator


Sara JohnsonSarah Johnson
Associate Director of Major Gifts


Kim KirgisKim Kirgis
Operations Assistant


Laurel Knox Laurel Knox
Associate Director of Alumni and Donor Relations


Susan KriegelSusan Kriegel
Development Assistant


Adam LaugAdam Laug
Director of Development


No Photo AvailableAmelia Lobo '99
Assistant Director of Major Gifts


Bonnie MegelBonnie Megel
Annual Giving and Development Assistant

Beth MeldremBeth Meldrem
Administrative Assistant II


Janet MucklerJanet Muckler
Operations Manager


Joy MurphyJoy Murphy
Development and Alumni Relations Receptionist


Mae ParkerMae Parker
Director of Annual Giving


Nino ParkerNino Parker '07
Senior Associate Director of Alumni and Donor Relations, Regional and Special Events


Jill PetselJill Petsel
Director of Major Gifts


Tina PopsonTina Popson '97
Associate Director of Annual Giving, Parents and Families Program


Ashley Renstrom-SchaeferAshley Renstrom-Schaefer
Associate Director of Alumni and Donor Relations, Campus Partnerships


Sara RootSara Root
Assistant Director of Planned Giving


Dan SayDan Say
Web Specialist


Jeremy ShapiroJeremy Shapiro
Assistant Director of DAR Communications


Sarah Smith-BenantiSarah Smith-Benanti
Assistant Director of Alumni and Donor Relations, Diverse Communities


Stephanie SuttonStephanie Sutton
Director of Major Gifts


Michele TanzoschMichele Tanzosch
Assistant Director of Operations for Prospect Research


Julie VanErsveldeJulie VanErsvelde
Financial Assistant III


Bailey WallaceBailee Wallace
Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Phonathon


Mitch WolffMitch Wolff
Assistant Director of Student Programs


Dinah ZebotDinah Zebot '03
Associate Director of Major Gifts


Gretchen ZimmermannGretchen Zimmerman
Associate Director of Student Financial Aid and Stewardship


Mary ZugMary Zug
Assistant Director of Annual Giving for Class Fund Director Program