Foundation Fund Committee

The Foundation Fund Committee assists in the development and planning of fundraising events, initiatives, and planned-giving programs to ensure the continuation of the Women Leaders scholarship program via the Foundation Fund and the continuation of the Women Leaders Opportunity Fund


  • Assist Women Leaders Board and staff in creating and implementing yearlong giving campaign for Women Leaders Foundation Fund contributions.
  • Identify potential donors and solicit donations to Women Leaders Foundation Fund.
  • Assist in the planning of the Party for a Purpose (the premier fundraising event at National Convention).
  • Solicit great auction items for the Party for a Purpose.
  • Assistant with bidding and other donations on-site at Convention (not a requirement for all, but requested for those in attendance).

Qualifications for Committee Members

  • Ability to develop a creative, entertaining event;
  • Possess good organizational skills with the ability to plan and facilitate a multi-faceted social event;
  • Willingness to give of time and energy to fundraising ideas and solicitation;
  • Exhibit talents and enthusiasm to get the job done.

Time Commitment

Conference calls are typically on hour in length and held approximately once a month. The committee's busy time is May-October. 

2019 Committee Members

Committee Chair: Marra Hvozdovic, Director of Compliance, Atlantic Coast Conference 

Board of Directors Liaison:
Joeleen Aiken, Associate Athletic Director/Student-Athlete Development/SWA, Georgia Tech 
Tamica Smith Jones, Director of Athletics, University of California, Riverside 

Staff Liaison: 
Elisha Orama, Manager of Events 

Committee Members

  • Ashleigh Alcorn, Director of Major Gifts, Coastal Carolina University
  • Giuliana Figliomeni, Director of Operations, University of Notre Dame
  • Katie Guynn, Director, Student-Athlete Academic Services, Lehigh University 
  • Madison Hahesy, Athletics Administration Fellow, University of North Carolina
  • Hannah Harmon, Championship Event Manager, NAIA
  • Paula Jackson, Assistant Director of Athletics/SWA, Hampton University
  • Jill Koclanes, Assistant Athletic Director for External Relations, Dartmouth College
  • Jaqueline Mattson, Director of Development, University of Texas
  • Angie Potthoff, Director of Athletics, Chartiers Valley School District
  • Jessica Ramberg, Director, Digital Media, America East Conference
  • D'minia Stokes, Premium Sales & Service Representative, Florida State University
  • Makini Thompson, Assistant Athletics Director of Administration, Florida State University
  • Lisa Thuer, Associate Director of Leadership Annual Giving, Oberlin College
  • Marianne Vydra, Deputy AD/SWA, Oregon State University
  • Andrea Young, Financial Assistant, North Carolina State University