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Advancement Staff

The Iona University Advancement division is a team of dedicated professionals who promote the mission of the University by building long-term relationships between Iona University and its more than 50,000 alumni, parents, and friends in order to generate goodwill and philanthropic support.


The Office of Advancement is located at 33 Pryer Terrace, New Rochelle, N.Y., 10804.

Laura Doherty

Senior Vice President for Advancement & External Affairs

Phone: (914) 637-7704

Lindsey Gialanella

Executive Assistant for the Senior Vice President of Advancement & Alumni Engagement

Phone:  (914) 637-7704

Pamela Bottge '92

Assistant Vice President for Advancement & Alumni Engagement

Phone: (914) 633-2413

Christine Downes '05, '09 MA

Sr. Director of Development

Phone:  (914) 637-7749

John L. Kahl '70, '79MBA

Director of Development, Golden Gaels

Phone:   (914) 914-633-2263

Elizabeth Faia Orgera ’10MBA

Director of Development Events

Phone:  (914) 633-2409

Miranda Kozak

Sr. Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving

Phone: (914) 633.2003

Chyna R. Hill, '22MBA

Assistant Director of Annual Giving 

Phone:  (914) 633-2435

Jen Carfagno

Assistant Director for Alumni Engagement, Events

Phone: (914) 637-7759

David Nielsen

Assistant Director of Student-Alumni Engagement and the Gaels Go Further Mentor Program

Phone: (914) 633-2410

Sydney Zanca '22

Assistant Director of Advancement Communications

Phone: (914) 633-2391

Andrew McKay

Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations

Phone: (914) 637-2706

Randi Kois Hanvey

Director of Advancement Services & Prospect Research

Phone: (914) 637-7738

Vincent Varvara

Assistant Director of Advancement Services

Phone:  (914) 633-2405


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