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 promoting philanthropy and development of leadership-level stewardship for NC State and its affiliated colleges and foundations.
Heather Tart, Director of Stewardship
Works with senior development and university leadership to create stewardship opportunities for NC State’s most loyal donors. Leads and supports campus-wide efforts to strengthen the university’s comprehensive donor relations program.
Lisa Hall, Senior Development Writer and Editor
Serves as editor and principal writer for high-level communications on behalf of the chancellor, the vice chancellor of University Advancement and central development offices that promote philanthropy at NC State and advance the university’s ongoing fundraising priorities. Leads development of philanthropy- and stewardship-related content and provides communications assistance to campus partners.
Amy Rossi, Assistant Director of Development Communications
Creates philanthropy-focused content for internal and external audiences and provides communications assistance to partners in central development offices and across campus. Develops universitywide Day of Giving and Pack Appreciation Day messaging and manages quarterly philanthropy e-newsletter and internal philanthropy toolkit updates, along with key stewardship communications.
Taylor Pardue, Development Writer
Creates philanthropy-focused content for internal and external audiences, and provides communications assistance to the Office of Planned Giving. Hosts the NC State Philanthropy Podcast and manages the Philanthropy in the News e-digest and the giving.ncsu.edu website, along with key stewardship communications.
Emma Ross, Development Writer
Creates philanthropy-focused content for internal and external audiences and provides communications assistance to the Office of Annual Giving. Contributes to giving.ncsu.edu website content and updates and helps manage stewardship communications.
Jessie Blekfeld-Sztraky, Stewardship Officer
Works with campus partners on various projects to build strong, lasting relationships with major donors, including universitywide initiatives like Day of Giving and Pack Appreciation Day. Leads and supports annual scholarship reporting efforts, develops stewardship plans and donor acknowledgments.
Kayla Merrill, Stewardship Officer
Works with campus partners on various projects to build strong, lasting relationships with major gift donors, from digital stewardship to impact reporting and donor acknowledgments. Supports universitywide stewardship efforts, including Pack Appreciation Day and Day of Giving.
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.