Development & Fundraising
Paul Adamo '81
Vice President for College Advancement
Executive Director, College at Oneonta Foundation
Paul has been working at SUNY Oneonta since 1993. His work includes managing and leading the Division of College Advancement and assisting alumni and friends of the college in making a significant impact through their contributions. He also works closely with the College at Oneonta Foundation Board of Directors to raise and administer gifts and grants to enhance the academic status of the college through endowment, scholarships and institutional programs. Paul typically travels to visit alumni in Manhattan, Southwest Florida, Washington, D.C. area, San Francisco, and Atlanta.
Associate Vice President for College Advancement
Shelly leads our team of Advancement Officers in their efforts to develop relationships with alumni. Shelly’s geographic regions of responsibility include Colorado, Maryland, New York’s Westchester County, the Midwest, Pennsylvania, and New England. Shelly has been working at SUNY Oneonta since 2017.
Director of Gift Planning
Ellen coordinates all aspects of our Planned Giving program and works directly with donors wishing to make an impact through their estate. She also works to build relationships with alumni and donors in Northeastern and Central Florida, Western New York, and Arizona. Ellen has been working at SUNY Oneonta since 1995.
Senior Advancement Officer
Tim works to build relationships with alumni and donors, particularly in Manhattan, Albany and the Capital Region, New Jersey, Southern California, Lower Hudson-Catskills, Tennessee, and the Pacific Northwest. His wife, an elementary school teacher, is Class of 2001. Tim has been working at SUNY Oneonta since 2005.
Jill Sherwood Mirabito
Senior Advancement Officer
Jill joined the SUNY Oneonta Development and Fundraising staff in August 2016. Jill actively engages with alumni and other individuals, particularly in Southeast Florida, Texas, the Carolinas, and on Long Island, NY, to advance SUNY Oneonta's mission and strategic plan through significant gifts to the College at Oneonta Foundation in support of students, faculty, staff and institutional programs.
Manager of Foundation and Corporate Programs
Audrey joined the Advancement Team in June 2014, and is responsible for spearheading efforts to secure and manage foundation and corporate support aligned with College-wide institutional priorities, academic activities, programs and initiatives. She also administers select programs funded by the College Foundation.
Director of the Fund for Oneonta
Kim joined the Division of College Advancement in September 2012, and provides strategic direction for the college's annual giving program. She is responsible for securing support for the Fund for Oneonta from alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the college through mail, phone and electronic appeals.
Assistant Director of the Fund for Oneonta
Ben has worked for the Division of College Advancement since August 2017. He is responsible for the recruitment, hiring, and training of student callers for the college's phone fundraising program (the Phonathon), as well as daily supervision of the Phonathon program during the academic year.
Ben Wendrow '08
Director of Advancement Services and Donor Relations
Ben has been working in Development and Fundraising since May 2013. He is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing the college’s donor-centered stewardship and communication programs, including recognition publications and events.
Associate Director of Donor Relations
Karen joined the College Advancement team in 2009. She works closely with the College Foundation’s scholarship donors and scholarship recipients. Karen plays a key role in planning and implementing donor programs, events and activities; always illustrating the impact that giving has on SUNY Oneonta and its students.
Coordinator of Donor Relations
Steve began working at SUNY Oneonta in 2016. He assists the Division of College Advancement in properly recognizing and acknowledging financial supporters of the college. His responsibilities include implementing stewardship activities for donors and cooperative involvement in the gift entry process. He also participates in event planning and implementation.
Advancement Database Manager
Christine began working at SUNY Oneonta in 2016. As the database manager, Christine oversees the daily maintenance and operation of the Advancement database, which maintains alumni and donor information. Additionally, she is responsible for technology management, user training and support, and data queries.
Manager of Stewardship and Donor Communications
The Manager of Stewardship and Donor Communications is resposible for overseeing the charitable gift entry and acknowledgment process, as well as assisting with the colleges donor stewardship and communications program.
Gift Processing Assistant
Chris has worked for the Division of College Advancement since July 2017. She is responsible for the daily processing of charitable gifts to the college, assuring that contributions are accounted for correctly and efficiently. Additionally, she is responsible for the prompt mailing of acknowledgement letters to our donors and contributes to a number of donor relations and service projects.
Barb joined the Division of College Advancement in 2015. She is primarily responsible for processing demographic and constituent updates in our alumni and donor database.
Secretary to the Vice President of College Advancement
This position provides administrative support, which includes preparing correspondence, making travel arrangements, preparing materials for meetings with donors and volunteers, event planning, and managing and purchasing office supplies. This position also provides a great deal of administrative support for the College at Oneonta Foundation.
Secretary to the Associate Vice President for College Advancement and
Senior Advancement Officer
Alison has been working at SUNY Oneonta since 2006, and with the Division of College Advancement since 2014. She provides administrative support, which includes preparing reports and correspondence, setting up meetings and assisting with travel plans and alumni events.
Secretary to the Directors of Gift Planning and
Advancement Services and Donor Relations
This position provides administrative support, which includes preparing reports and correspondence, setting up meetings and assisting with travel plans and alumni events.