Development Communications & Marketing

The Office of Development’s Development Communications and Marketing team functions as an in-house editorial and design agency for development needs across constituencies and programs. Our services include writing, editing, design, marketing consultation, advertising development, and production for print and electronic platforms.
Core Services


Our editorial services include writing and editing for:

  • proposals, case statements, and fundraising appeals
  • news releases, news articles, newsletters, and donor features for print and web
  • correspondence
  • event needs such as speeches and talking
  • collateral such as brochures, fact sheets, advertising, and more


Our team can help conceptualize, develop, and design materials that include:

  • electronic and direct mail fundraising collateral such as postcards, mailers, e-solicitations, and proposals
  • communication and marketing collateral such as newsletters, case statements, annual reports, fact sheets, flyers, brochures, folders, posters
  • correspondence, note cards
  • event materials such as invitations, programs, banners,
  • web design including templates, graphics, content, and forms
  • graphic design needs, including logos and graphics guidelines


Our team offers diverse experience ranging from practice in higher education, nonprofit, corporate, fundraising, and agency settings, thereby enabling them to assist units through:

  • detailed marketing and communications planning
  • branding
  • project management, including brainstorming content and design concepts, identifying customization opportunities, defining print specifications, obtaining quotes, and coordinating project details

Contact Us

If you have questions about how the Development Communications and Marketing team can assist you in your work, please contact a member of our team or email us at

Jason Peevy Jason Peevy '92
Associate Vice President for Communications, Marketing & Campaign Strategy
Ryan King Ryan A. King
Digital Philanthropy Strategist
Lisa Lofland Lisa Lofland
Communications and Marketing Specialist
Sheryl Nix Sheryl Caldwell
Communications and Marketing Specialist
Beth Smith Beth L. Smith '88
Director of Communications and Marketing
Emily Wilkins Emily Wilkins
Art Design Specialist
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