Development Communications and Stewardship

The Office of Development Communications and Stewardship uses a strategic, integrated approach to communicate with NC State alumni and friends about the importance of private support and to help ensure their long-term engagement with the university.


Amy Feriozzi, Executive Director of Development Communications and Stewardship
Provides strategic direction and vision for the Office of Development Communications and Stewardship. Drives communications efforts related to the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign to promote philanthropy and development of leadership-level stewardship for NC State and its affiliated colleges and foundations.
Phone: 919-513-8192

Heather Tart, Director of Stewardship
Works with senior development and university leadership to create principal-level stewardship opportunities for NC State’s most loyal donors. Leads and supports campus-wide efforts to strengthen the university’s comprehensive donor relations program.
Phone: 919-513-7175

Lisa Hall, Senior Development Writer and Editor
Serves as editor and principal writer for high-level communications on behalf of the chancellor and vice chancellor of University Advancement that promote philanthropy at NC State and advance the Campaign’s fundraising priorities. Provides communications assistance to campus partners.
Phone: 919-515-1930

Jessie Blekfeld-Sztraky, Stewardship Specialist
Works with campus partners on various projects to build strong, lasting relationships with major gift donors, from developing stewardship plans to crafting impact reports and donor acknowledgments.
Phone: 919-515-4760

Amy Rossi, Development Writer
Creates philanthropy-focused content for internal and external audiences, and provides communications assistance to campus partners. Manages the Philanthropy in the News e-digest, Campaign website updates, Campaign newsletters and Campaign Toolkit updates.
Phone: 919-513-2688

Scot Shelley, Development Communications and Stewardship Coordinator
Serves as the office coordinator, supporting the management and coordination of a wide array of communications pieces and donor stewardship projects.
Phone: 919-513-0779