Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, College of Fine Arts
BioPrior to joining CMU in 2018, Denise was the Foundation Relations Specialist at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC, where she worked with leadership, faculty, clinicians, and staff to secure philanthropic support from foundations for student education, research, and patients at the six health science schools and UPMC hospitals. Prior to this, Denise spent several years as a fundraising manager at a local STEM education nonprofit, and supported the Division of Arts and Letters at the University of South Carolina. She has a degree in English Literature and Education Studies from the University of Cambridge, and began her fundraising career at the University in Newnham College’s development and alumnae office. Outside work, Denise can be found spending time with her husband and daughter and hiking with her dog.
Denise is responsible for developing relationships with corporations and foundations and acting as a liaison between funders and CFA to support the educational, research, and creative activities of the College.