Vice President for Development
Ben Beakes is a 2002 graduate of the University of Charleston. He comes back to his alma mater from the political arena where he served as Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Betty Ireland and most recently as State Director of the John McCain campaign. Ben will be works with the overall development effort of the University and welcomes any questions you may have.
Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
Bridgette Borst is a 2007 graduate of the University of Charleston. Bridgette has experience as the director of student activities at UC, and as a television news reporter in Wheeling, WV. She is the liaison for alumni and parents, and is responsible for planning alumni and family events, managing social media for alumni, finding classmates, and coordinating reunions, in addition to assisting parents of current students with their needs.
Annual Fund Director
Jamie DeYoung is a 2003 graduate of LeTourneau University with a B.A. in Psychology. She is originally from Southern California and worked at universities in Texas and Minnesota before moving to West Virginia. Jamie oversees fundraising for the Annual Fund and works with the student Phonathon and University of Charleston Builders.
Director of Advancement Services
Tina Wright began working at the University of Charleston in 2002 as a donor researcher and is now the Director of Advancement Services. Her job is to identify and research potential donors, coordinate efforts of our fundraisers, and oversee department database recordkeeping and reporting. Tina's previous work experience has been in the banking, advertising, and non-profit industries.
Director of Donor Relations
Stephanie Martin is a 1999 graduate of the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology. She has spent much of her professional career working in the buying offices of corporate retailers where she has gained experience with business, marketing, and PR strategies. Stephanie joined the Advancement Office in 2009 and is UC’s Director of Donor Relations. Please contact Stephanie for questions regarding gifts to the University or for any donor-related inquiries.