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Office of Advancement

The Lake Forest College Office of Advancement engages alumni, community stakeholders, parents, and organizations in the mission of the College to build a loyal community committed to advancing and supporting our students, faculty, and programs through service and philanthropic investment.

Katie Panning SpiethKatie Panning Spieth
Vice President of Advancement and Secretary of the College
Office: North Hall 300

Francis (Spike) GummereFrancis (Spike) B. Gummere  
Dean of Admissions, Emeritus
Office: North Hall 314

Outreach and Engagement

Alumni and Community Engagement seeks to build engaged and financially supportive networks within the College and its community.  This includes strengthening the alumni network and building similar networks among students, parents, friends, faculty and staff.

Marianne RiddellMarianne Riddell
Director of Annual Giving
North Hall

Kimberly BakerKimberly Baker
Director of Alumni Engagement

Lindsay BennettLindsay Bennett
Director of Alumni Engagement
North Hall 302

Stephanie Edgar

Stephanie Edgar
Assistant Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship
Office: North Hall

Jill Humecke

Jill Humecke
Advancement Coordinator
Office: North Hall

Gift Planning

Members of the Gift Planning team seek to build mutually beneficial relationships between donors and the College. This includes knowledge of College priorities and the ability to identify intersections with those priorities of the donor in order for meaningful gift opportunities to emerge. 

Rich Bartolozzi

Rich Bartolozzi ’86
Senior Director of Gift Planning
Office: North Hall 407

Beth Stresser

Beth Stresser 
Director of Gift Planning
Office: North Hall 409

Prospect Management and Operations

Prospect Management and Operations applies business intelligence to Outreach and Engagement and Gift Planning efforts.

William "Bill" Becker

William E. (Bill) Becker
Senior Director of Prospect Management and Operations
Office: North Hall 406

Kristi Kauth

Kristi Kauth '21
Assistant Director of Slate Data and CRM Operations
Office: North Hall