September 23-30, 2018
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Assistant Vice President for Alumni and Donor Engagement
Ralia C. Vardaxis ’87 was announced assistant vice president for alumni and donor engagement in January 2018. Vardaxis has served as a leadership gifts officer at Albright College since 2011 and was integral to the success of the recently completed That Their Light May Shine campaign, which raised over $58 million for the college. She has excelled at creating long-lasting relationships, engaging alumni and donors, raising funds and has shown leadership in bringing group fundraising projects to fruition.
In her new role, Vardaxis will oversee alumni and donor engagement and will work collaboratively with the Alumni Association Board of Directors and lead alumni relations events, communications and volunteer opportunities. Recognizing the important relationship between engagement and individual philanthropy, Vardaxis will provide leadership and oversight of The Fund for Albright, the College’s annual fund.
Director of Advancement Events and Communications
Stephen K. Thomas ’14 has been named director of advancement events and communications. Thomas is an Albright alumnus who studied business administration with a concentration in marketing and management. He was a member of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity, captain of the Albright swim team, an admission ambassador and the Albright lion mascot! In his role at Albright, Thomas will be responsible for executing events related to alumni outreach and donor engagement as well as the social media communications and writing components necessary to promote and engage our alumni base.
Coordinator of Alumni and Donor Engagement
Heather L. Glass has been named coordinator of alumni and donor engagement. In her role, she will support the entire staff of alumni and donor engagement, lending clerical support and coordinating special projects. She brings with her skills in event planning, financial reporting and database management.