The Leadership Gifts Division of Institutional Advancement seeks to establish, develop and enhance long-term philanthropic relationships with the alumni, parents and friends of Haverford College. A primary goal of these valued relationships is to communicate the College's key priorities and to find avenues that align these initiatives to the passion and interests of our donors. The Leadership Gifts staff collaborates closely with other I.A. departments, as well as with faculty, students and staff of the Haverford community. Leadership Gifts seeks to develop appropriate and thoughtful ways to engage our alumni and friends in the life of the College. We seek to enhance their current experience of the College, so that gifts can be inspired by more than nostalgia, and so our alumni derive true value from their current Haverford associations. The Leadership Gifts staff approaches donors primarily through personal visits, targeted cultivation events, and through our alumni volunteers. Endowed gifts are gifts or pledges of $100,000 or more over five years. Endowed gifts contribute to the long range plans of the college by building and preserving our purchasing power. Gifts of less than $100,000 are directed to the Annual Fund to support the vibrancy of current activities at the College. Together, endowment gifts and Annual Fund contributions are the vital signs of the College's fiscal health, and directly impact the quality of the education and experience that Haverford can offer its students - today and in the generations ahead. The College is deeply grateful for the generosity of our alumni and friends, and our collective energy in the stewardship of this 175 year old institution.
Ann West Figueredo '84
Director of Leadership Gifts
Program Coordinator, Leadership Gifts
Associate Director of Major Gifts
Associate Director of Leadership Gifts
Associate Director of Major Gifts
Associate Director of Major Gifts, West Coast
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Ann West Figueredo is a Philadelphia native who has lived abroad in Mexico, France, and Switzerland. Ann was a member of Haverford’s first co-ed class and received her MBA from Columbia University. She has held senior management positions in Fortune 500 corporations, start-up companies, and not-for-profits. Ann is married to a graduate of Haverford’s class of 1983, and she and her husband have three daughters – the eldest graduated in Haverford Class of 2012. Ann enjoys travel, running, yoga, and environmental advocacy.
A Philadelphia native, Colleen Berry graduated from Arcadia University with a B.A. in Corporate Communications. Colleen spent over 18 years in the financial services industry, focusing on the development of business strategies, marketing and communication within the wealth management market and she is now eager to contribute her skills and talents to the Leadership Gifts team. Colleen had the exciting opportunity to live in London, England recently and currently resides at her home in Havertown. She enjoys cooking, traveling, watching football, and is a self proclaimed “foodie” who loves food and wine.
From Ottawa, Canada, Alex Molot received his B.A. in English Literature and Politics from Brandeis University and his M.A in Judaic Studies from New York University, where he worked for the Remarque Institute and taught classes in modern Jewish history and European history. Before joining the Leadership Gifts team, he worked in the development field for Jewish non-profit organizations committed to social justice and progressive approaches to Jewish life and culture. Alex and his wife moved to Philadelphia from New York City in 2004 and have a son and daughter.
Charlie Goldsmith is a Denver native. He received his undergraduate degree in education from the University of Northern Colorado and his M.S.Ed. from Kansas State University. Much of his career was spent in the Institutional Investment Management business prior to moving into the non-profit sector. Charlie resides in the Denver area with his wife and daughter where he enjoys cooking, gardening, and outdoor activities.
Director of Gift Planning
Assistant Director of Gift Planning
Associate Director of Gift Planning
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Steven Kavanaugh is the Director of Gift Planning at Haverford College. He has served in this capacity since 1988. Prior to his position at Haverford College, Steve served as the Director of Planned Giving at Drew University and Director of Major & Planned Gifts at Drexel University. He received his B.A. from Earlham College.
Olga Briker joined Haverford College as the Associate Director of Gift Planning in 2008, after serving ten years as the Director of Development at Silver Springs – Martin Luther School. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, Olga earned a doctorate at Columbia University in Russian Literature. She has served in various capacities in academic and nonprofit arenas.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Margaret Gindhart spent several years working in the Treasurer’s Office at Penn handling securities settlement and establishment of endowment funds/trusts. She was Assistant Planned Giving Officer at Penn before becoming a team member of the Specialized Trust Unit of a Philadelphia Bank. Margaret joined the Gift Planning Office in 2005.
Foundation, Corporate, and Government Relations
The Office is staffed by an Assistant Vice President for Academic Resources who reports directly to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, as well as an Associate Director. The Assistant Vice President's primary responsibility is to work with senior administration and the faculty on the development of proposals to support institutional priorities. In addition, the Assistant Vice President serves as an ex officio member of the Steering Committees for the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, the John B. Hurford Humanities Center and the Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center. The Assistant Vice President is also the head of the Art Collections Advisory Committee.
The Associate Director manages the faculty grant-seeking program, and is the primary point of contact for government grant applications. He also identifies and researches possible new foundation, government, and corporate funders; and he works to ensure proper stewardship and reporting of active grants. Faculty members can learn about the grant-seeking service at Haverford College through the Faculty Grant-Seeking site.