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Thank you for visiting the Urbana University Advancement site. We are so thankful for you -- our Urbana alumni, donors, and friends, and hope to stay connected with you and provide important updates via our website and eblast newsletters.
Throughout its history, Urbana University has relied on the generosity of alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations that endorse the University's mission of excellence. This support has played a vital role in propelling Urbana University forward. Now, more than ever, philanthropic funding is essential to sustain this important legacy. We are forever grateful for your generous gifts.
All current gifts of any amount go to our "Star Indeed" campaign. A Star Indeed is a giving program for Urbana University derived from Urbana’s alma mater song. The importance of this carefully selected motto portrays the character and unique educational approach of the university. The purpose of this program is to identify needs for the university such as improved scholarship programs, enhanced classroom technology, improved campus facilities, enriched campus life through community outreach programs, and increased operating support. This tax-deductible share plan then offers suggested gifts for those seeking to make contributions to Urbana University. Without the generosity of alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations, Urbana wouldn’t be the excelling institution that it is today. For more information about A Star Indeed and naming opportunities, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 937-484-1297.
We are pleased to welcome Jan Hillman as the new Vice President for Advancement. Hillman joined Urbana University in October 2013 and she brings a 35 year track record of significant success in fundraising, strategic planning and board development. Jan’s past accomplishments include exceeding eight figure fundraising campaign goals, founding non-profits and foundations, facilitating 130+ strategic plans and providing board education for 60 non-profit boards including higher education, hospitals, K-12 schools and human and social service agencies. Jan can be reached at 937-484-1297 or via email.
Natalie Rohlfs joined the staff at Urbana University in December 2013 as the Director of University Advancement. She hails from Troy Ohio with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism/Public Relations (BSJ) from Ohio University. At OU she was introduced to a career in Development as an intern. She comes to UU with eight years of Advancement experience with three years as Wright State University’s Director of Annual Giving, where she raised record-high dollars and participation for WSU’s alumni and friends Phonathon and faculty and staff giving campaigns. Natalie can be reached at 937-484-1282 or via email.
Kelly Evans-Wilson joins the advancement team as the Senior Director of Development. Since 2010 Kelly has served in various capacities at Urbana University, including Adjunct Instructor, Assistant Professor in the College of Business and most recently as the Director of the Center for Adult and Professional Studies. In addition to her Urbana University experience, Kelly possesses a strong fundraising background from her work with the American Cancer Society. For the past fourteen years, Kelly has raised money for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life at the local, state and national levels. Kelly was born and raised in Champaign County and is active in the Champaign Family YMCA, Champaign County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Messiah Lutheran Church. Kelly has a bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University, an MBA from Franklin University and a Master’s degree from The Ohio State University. She resides outside Mechanicsburg with her husband, John, and their three children.