TCU Advancement

University Advancement

Donor Relations Staff

Julie WhittJulie Whitt
Associate Vice Chancellor of Donor Relations

Julie Whitt began her time with University Advancement at Texas Christian University in 2006 as the Director of Reunion Programs for the Office of Annual Giving. In 2007, she became the Assistant Director of Annual Giving and then joined the Office of Donor Relations in 2010 as Assistant Vice Chancellor. In her current role as Associate Vice Chancellor, Julie oversees strategic plans for stewardship, campaign related events and the Clark Society Board. Prior to TCU, she spent six years working for Tyler Junior College, where her final role was Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Special Events for the TJC Foundation. Julie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Texas at Tyler and is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP).  
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Beth CardwellBeth Cardwell
Senior Director of Donor Relations

Beth Cardwell joined University Advancement in 2008 as the Assistant Director of Gift Planning. She became the Associate Director of Gift Planning in 2012 and in 2017, joined the Office of Donor Relations. In her current role as Senior Director of Donor Relations, Beth manages activities for the Clark Society and Clark Society Board as well as the daily operations of the Donor Relations Office, including special events, the endowed scholarship and endowed fund programs and the gift acknowledgement process. Prior to joining TCU, Beth spent seven years working for Frost Financial Management Group, now Frost Wealth Advisors, where her final role was Assistant Vice President. Beth holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurial Management from TCU and is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP) and the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP). 
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Amanda BurmeisterAmanda Burmeister
Donor Stewardship Coordinator

Amanda Burmeister graduated from TCU in 2015 with a B.S. in Strategic Communication and a Minor in Business. Before joining the Donor Relations team, she worked in a variety of public relations sectors including nonprofit, agency and independent business. In addition to her professional experience, she studied abroad in London for a semester. In her role as Donor Stewardship Coordinator, she produces donor stewardship material for events and other projects, oversees the process of creating awards for the Clark Society and maintains photo inventory of all named campus facilities.
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Lauren CokerLauren Coker
Assistant Director of Events

Lauren earned a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies in 2014 and a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration in 2016 from Texas Tech University. Before joining the Donor Relations team, she worked as an event coordinator in Institutional Advancement for the Texas Tech University System. In Donor Relations, Lauren develops, plans, implements and analyzes with both flair and pizazz high-profile special events that carry out the mission and initiatives of the University.
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Audie KuhnAudie Kuhn
E-Stewardship Coordinator

Audie Kuhn joined the Office of Donor Relations in November 2016. In her role as E-Stewardship Coordinator, she is responsible for creating and designing print and online stewardship including event invitations, social media, e-newsletters and special projects. She also maintains the Clark Society and Donor Relations website. Audie earned a Bachelor of Science in communications from TCU in 2008. Prior to TCU, she worked for the YWCA Fort Worth, now the Center for Transforming Lives where her final role was Creative Director and Donor Relations Manager. Her love of spreadsheets is only surpassed by her love of her husband and two young children. 
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Jenny PitcockJennifer Workman Pitcock, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Endowment Reporting

Jenny Pitcock joined Donor Relations in the fall of 2015. Before coming to TCU, she worked as a freelance writer and editor. In her role as Assistant Director for Endowment Reporting, Jenny writes acknowledgement letters for gifts, researches and writes reports to donors which highlight the impact of funds they have endowed and helps create individualized stewardship plans for donors. She holds an M.A. in English from Indiana State University, and a Ph.D in American Literature from the University of Kentucky.
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Cindy CoffinCindy Coffin
Coordinator of Office Services

Cindy Coffin, Coordinator of Office Services, began working in the Office of Donor Relations in September 2010. She manages the department budget, works closely with Clark Society activities, supports the Associate Vice Chancellor, the Director and supervises the student worker. Cindy grew up in El Paso, Texas and still misses the great Mexican food. She is mom to two TCU grads and an adorable granddaughter. Cindy serves as the Secretary of the TCU Staff Assembly.
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Lori Dibrell

Lori Dibrell
Administrative Assistant

Lori Dibrell, Administrative Assistant, began working in the Office of Donor Relations in September of 2016. Before joining TCU, Lori was employed with Arlington Independent School District where she was a kindergarten teaching assistant for almost seven years. Lori supports the Donor Relations staff and also downloads, edits and track acknowledgement letters throughout the review process until they are mailed to the donors.  
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