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Office of Institutional Advancement

North Central’s Office of Institutional Advancement continually engages our alumni, parents and friends to further support the mission of the College. From working with donors who provide financial resources for the College’s various funds, scholarships and programs to bringing alumni and friends together at campus, regional and special events, the goal of Institutional Advancement is to build strong ties and affinity for the College.

What to Support

Donors like you are the driving force behind our students’ success and the financial health of the College. You are there to help celebrate our victories and stand behind us through challenging times. You encourage and uplift us with your generous support. You provide the means for us to offer the very best liberal arts education. Below are the areas of support with the greatest need: 

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Why We Support

Without a doubt, North Central is blessed with amazing students and faculty who focus on becoming their personal best. In turn, our extended North Central Family has, for decades, given time, talent and treasure to allow us to have the best resources we can for our College. Learn more about some of the remarkable stories our generous donors have to share by clicking on the link below.

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How to Support

You may support the Campaign in many ways. Here is how you can give:

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Donor Recognition

Donors, whose gifts impact the lives of students at North Central College, have the distinction of becoming Honor Roll members. Click below to view 2022-2023 Honor Roll of Donors.


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Meet Our Staff

Get to know the Advancement Staff by clicking on the staff directory links below.

Adrian Aldrich '02 - Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Dean Bacon - Director of Major Giving

Jared Bogan M '10 - Senior Associate Director of Development for Athletic Giving

Maria Caselli '01/M '08 - Director of the North Central College Fund

Meg Cavanaugh - Assistant Manager of Advancement Services/Matching Gifts Coordinator

Bryan Herzog - Executive Director of Institutional Advancement

Sara Hubner '06 - Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Nancy Jensen - Administrative Assistant, Development & Alumni Engagement

Mike Moser '70 - Major Gift Officer

Dana O'Donoghue M '23 - Associate Director of Development for Parent & Leadership Annual Giving

Lane O'Shea - Leadership and Principal Giving Officer

Lisa Pettaway '94 - Director of Leadership Annual Giving

Mary Reynolds - Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement

Yoshie Whan - Director of Development


The institutional advancement staff at North Central College.