Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement

Valoree Vargo

Valoree Vargo

Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement
CEO, KSU Foundation
Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement

Education

  • Alumna of Mount Aloysius College, PA

Job Description

Vice President Vargo is responsible for the overall leadership of the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, including the areas of Advancement, Advancement Information Services, Advancement Operations, Alumni Relations, Gift and Estate Planning, Corporate Relations, Foundation Relations and the Kent State University Foundation. Interim Vice President Vargo oversees all philanthropic planning to include alumni events and engagement activities around the country. She is a member of the President’s Cabinet and directs the activities of the Kent State University Foundation Board as its chief executive officer. She provides support for the Board of Trustees External Relations and Development Committee.

Direct Reports

  • Chief Financial Officer, Kent State University Foundation, Jessica Vargo
  • Associate Vice President, Communications and Outreach, Leigh Greenfelder
  • Assistant Vice President, Donor and Volunteer Engagement, Scott McKinney
  • Executive Director, Philanthropy, Brittney Braydich 
  • Executive Director, Philanthropy, Jennifer Kulics
  • Executive Director, Foundation Relations, Benjamin Tipton
  • Assistant to an Executive Officer and Volunteer Boards, Julie Rayl

Contact

vvargo2@kent.edu
330-672-6002

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