Institutional Advancement

A community engaging alumni and advancing opportunities


Institutional Advancement is excited to build a lifelong culture of engagement and philanthropy at St. Ambrose University. The Ambrose experience is defined by powerful faculty-student interaction, emphasis on collaboration and innovation in teaching and opportunities to influence change through service and faith. The work in Institutional Advancement is to help continue and enhance that legacy of excellence, and it is exciting to be part of that effort.

Whether it is attending alumni events, participating in the Day of Giving, working with our students or supporting our capital initiatives, we are pleased to keep you connected to St. Ambrose University today.

Anne Gannaway
Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Alumni Engagement and Events

Alumni at Homecoming

We work to find the perfect ways for you to reunite with college classmates, connect and network with our faculty and staff, and hear more about what is happening at St. Ambrose University today!


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Day of Giving logo

On April 23, 2024, Bees came together to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our students and the future of St. Ambrose University. #beesgiveback

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Alumni and Advancement

No matter how long its been since you've been on campus, we hope you stay involved through our events and supporting the university.

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Institutional Advancement Staff

To contact the office of Advancement and Alumni, please call 563-333-6290.


Anne Gannaway, Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Brodie Ambrose, Director, Corporate Engagement
Margaret Babbitt, Director, Advancement Communications and Marketing
Terri Beutel, Assistant Director, Advancement Information Resources
Kris Burt, Director of Administrative Services
Matthew Blair, Director of Campaigns and Leadership Giving
Justina Crawford, Manager of Special Events
Dan Haverkamp, Director, Development
Lindsey Kennedy, Assistant Director of Research and Prospect Management
Milissa Lamantia, Gift Lead
Wendy Pondell, Senior Director of Alumni and Community Engagement & Special Events
Elaine Quinn, Advancement Services Support Lead
Emily Rettler, Coordinator of Annual Giving and Data Analytics
Michele Sapp, Donor Acknowledgement Lead
Danielle Spengler
, Executive Coordinator
Megan Tarasi, Director, Annual Giving
Lydia Trimble, Event Support Specialist
Kristen Veto, Assistant Director of Alumni and Community Engagement & Special Events

2022-2023 Annual Report

Download our Annual Report to learn more about SAU today!

So, what's next?

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