General Inquiries

Thank you for your interest in Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music. If you would like to make a specific kind of gift, please contact one of the various divisions or offices detailed below. For more general inquiries about how you can support Oberlin and our mission of delivering an accessible world-class liberal arts education, please contact us at:

Toll-Free: (800) 693-3167 
Phone: (440) 775-8550 
Email: giving@oberlin.edu 

Mailing Address:
50 W. Lorain St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

Ask a Development Officer

Want to know how you can maximize the impact of your gift to Oberlin? Consult our Development Officers  to formulate the most effective way for making the most of your generosity.

Office Divisions

Office of the Vice President

Serving the interests of Oberlin’s alumni, parents, and friends, the Office of the Vice President maintains close relationships with donors and volunteers who help make Oberlin a special place.


Staff

William Barlow, vice president
Catherine Klima Gletherow, associate vice president
Lauren Haynes, chief of staff
Mary Kay Hipp, administrative assistant

Oberlin Annual Fund

The Oberlin Annual Fund encourages support of Oberlin and educates potential donors about the importance of annual giving to sustain Oberlin’s tradition of scholastic excellence, academic innovation, and musical artistry. These current use funds support scholarship, student life, and teaching and learning programs.

To make a gift in support of the Annual Fund, please visit Oberlin’s online giving page .

Or, if you’d prefer to send a gift by mail, print a donation form  and mail it to:

The Oberlin Annual Fund
Office of Development and Alumni Affairs 
50 W. Lorain St. 
Oberlin, OH 44074

If you have any questions, contact our office at (800) 693-3167  or (440) 775-8550 . You can also email the Annual Fund at annual.fund@oberlin.edu .


Staff

Connie Skingel, director
Sue Angell ’99, associate director
Angela Mattox, assistant director
Jack Fissinger, assistant director for Undergraduate and Young Alumni Philanthropy
David Stonebraker-Martinex, assistant director
Cynthia Kazaroff, administrative assistant

Development Operations and Communications

The office of Development Operations oversees the offices of Donor Relations, Development Resources, and Development IT.

Operations Staff

Kassy Wyman, assistant vice president and director
Lisa Karohl, associate director

Donor Relations Staff

Charley Stalker, director
Mike Baker, associate director
Emily Speerbrecher, associate director
Sharon Strong, administrative assistant

Development Communications Staff

J Keirn-Swanson, associate director

Gift Planning

The Office of Gift Planning is responsible for the deferred giving program, which includes bequests, charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, and the pooled income fund. The office also handles all gifts of stock, tangible personal property, and real estate.

Staff

Ann Deppman, director
Alan Goldman, associate director
Drew Severs, associate director
Myrna Fechko, administrative assistant

Major Gifts

The Major Gifts staff travels the country to work with Oberlin College alumni and friends to identify individual giving opportunities for annual, endowed, and planned giving. Our gifts officers work to encourage giving at the $50,000 level and above, providing support for faculty, student, and facilities projects. 

Staff

Jill Medina ’88, director
John Congdon ’90, major gifts officer
Jessica Ford, major gifts officer
Will Gravitt, senior major gifts officer
Sally Takada, major gifts officer
Julie Roman, administrative assistant

Parent and Family Giving

The Parent and Family Giving staff travels the country to work with Oberlin College parents to identify individual giving opportunities for annual, endowed, and planned giving. Our gifts officers work to encourage giving at the $50,000 level and above, providing support for faculty, student, and facilities projects. 

Staff

Amy Raufman, director
Misty Musson, assistant director

Alumni Relations

The Office of Alumni Relations is dedicated to sustaining lifelong relationships with alumni by providing opportunities to engage with Oberlin College and the community.

Staff

M. Danielle Young, assistant vice president
Meena Ghaziasgar, director
Brant Fairchild, associate director
Marissa Evans, assistant director
Jessica Stewart, assistant director
Kim Kosonovich, administrative assistant
Tina Roberts, administrative assistant
Deb Stanfield, administrative assistant

For other alumni services, see the Office of Alumni Relations