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Washington University in St. Louis
University Advancement Programs
One Brookings Drive

St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (866) 988-7477

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Greater New York/Northern New Jersey

Nearly 27,000 Washington University alumni, parents and friends live in the Tri-State. Events are hosted year-round, and we offer many opportunities to get involved. Be sure to check out the volunteer opportunities and the calendar of upcoming events.

For more information about events in Greater New York, we encourage you to contact Washington University staff members who travel there.

The university appreciates the work of our leaders in Greater New York; their names are listed below. Our volunteers are building on our momentum to achieve an even stronger presence there in the years ahead.

Find local alumni in our alumni directory.

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WashU Alumni Network
WashU Alumni Network Staff Contact
Suzanne Wagstaff Director, Alumni Networks and Regional Advancement Programs
Alumni RelationsBaltimore, Hawaii, Kansas City, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC
(314) 935-5526 office
(314) 935-7297 fax
Campus Box 1210
Volunteer Leaders
Allison Swimmer AB '17 WashU New York Network Young Alumni Chair
Bennett Kleinberg AB ’87 WashU New York Network Chair
Ken Press AB ’91 Chair – Northern New Jersey
Nivedita Kulkarni BSBA ’07 Chair – Professional/Industry – Entertainment
Josh Zinns BSBA ’01 Chair – Professional/Industry – Real Estate
Phil Barnett Parent Co-Chair – Professional/Industry – Finance
Howard Kahn Parent Co-Chair – Professional/Industry – Finance
Elizabeth Giardina BFA ’02 Co-Chair – Professional/Industry – Fashion
Megan Maguire Steele BFA ’02 Co-Chair – Professional/Industry – Fashion
Eliot Society
Eliot Society Staff Contact
Mandy Ray Executive Director of Advancement
Annual Giving
(314) 935-2849 office
(314) 935-7297 fax
Campus Box 1210
Volunteer Leaders
Bob Ansehl AB ’76, Parent Chair
Regional Advancement Programs
Regional Advancement Programs Staff Contact
Nick Diefenbach Senior Regional Director
Regional Advancement Programs
(314) 935-9857 office
(314) 935-7078 fax
Campus Box 1228
Brent Jackson Executive Director for Regional Advancement and Principal Gifts
Regional Advancement Programs
(314) 935-3592 office
(314) 935-7078 fax
Campus Box 1228
Emily Thompson Regional Director
Regional Advancement Programs
(314) 935-5241 office
(314) 935-7078 fax
Campus Box 1228
Bill Stoll Senior Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
Major Gifts & Capital Projects
(314) 935-7574 office
(314) 935-9739 fax
Campus Box 1228
Jim St. Louis Senior Regional Director
Regional Advancement Programs
(314) 935-5243 office
(314) 935-7078 fax
Campus Box 1228
Volunteer Leaders
Barbara Thomas AB ’76 Chair, Regional Cabinet
Jerrold B. Grossman Chair - North Jersey, Regional Cabinet
Parent Programs
Parent Programs Staff Contact
David Sims Senior Director
Parent Engagement and Advancement
(314) 935-4836 office
(314) 935-5111 fax
Campus Box 1202
APAP Staff Contact
Allison Davis Associate Director
Alumni & Parents Admission Program
(314) 935-4736 office
(314) 935-8052 fax
Campus Box 1028
Volunteer Leaders
Christopher Mayfield BSBA '10 Chair - Fairfield County, CT
Susan Kim AB '95 Chair - Mercer County, NJ
Jean Ellefson AB ’94, BS ’94 Chair - Central New York
Hilary Kaplan AB '92 Chair - Middlesex County, NJ
Pam Bookbinder Clarke AB ’06 Chair - Morris & Essex Counties, NJ
Sara Yood AB ’03 Chair - New York City
Stacy Yeung AB ’01, JD ’04 Chair - New York City
Elana M. Santibanez BSBA ’09 Chair - Long Island
Harrison Pravder AB ’16 Chair - Long Island
Karen Deitch AB '05 Chair - Westchester County
Josh Deitch AB '05 Chair - Westchester County
Wendi Uzar EN ’02 Chair - Northern New Jersey
Harry Varon BFA '18 Chair - Northern NJ

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