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Advancement Services Staff

About us and contact information

Advancement Services is responsible for providing service to Advancement and the entire campus for all matters of gift policy, processing, accounting, investing and stewardship. Advancement Services provides policy and legal gift documentation guidance; creates, maintains and reviews gift funds; processes and receipts all charitable gifts in accordance with IRS and UC policy; accounts for and invests charitable gifts; enters and records private support; and stewards donors and campus customers with gift data and fund balances.

Advancement Services is the operating office for the governance and corporate operations of the UC San Diego Foundation, a legally separate nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. The Foundation is the public facing, charitable arm of UC San Diego. The Foundation Board of Trustees consists of 50 prominent alumni, donor and community partners.

Name Title Email Phone

Baytchev, Vlad

Investment Operations Manager (858) 534-4491

Bigney, George

Senior Accountant (858) 534-5648

Brambila, Alyssa

Assistant Director, Donor and Fund Stewardship (858) 534-8196

Caballero, Emeline

Gift Intake Analyst (858) 822-1857

Coombs, Margaret

Administrative Assistant; Executive Assistant to Marlene Shaver (858) 534-5289

Cramer, Corinne

Senior Director, Gift Policy Administration and Donor/Fund Stewardship (858) 534-8888

Drenon, Toni

Assistant Director, Gift Services (858) 534-0687

Ferreira, Luiz

Associate Director, Gift Policy Administration (858) 246-5813

Gach, Christine

Gift Services Analyst (858) 534-8929

Ghebrehiwet, Selam

Accounting Manager (858) 534-5263

Guidroz, Deborah

Gift Intake Analyst (858) 246-1090

Hamilton, Adrienne

Senior Writer - Donor Stewardship

(858) 534-9513

Hoffman, Sarah

Gift Services Analyst

(858) 246-0841

Lim, Carol

Assistant Accountant (858) 534-7247

Nguyen, Lynn

Financial Analyst, Gift Policy and Stewardship

Robotta, Gail

Senior Director, Gift Services and Business Operations (858) 534-8159

Shaver, Marlene

Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer, UC San Diego Foundation (858) 534-1032

Sherman, Alice

Senior Director, Trustee Engagement and Board Operations (858)534-6385

Sumber, Howard

Gift & Bio Data Specialist (858) 822-4492

Sykes, Kierstin

Controller, Foundation and Senior Director, Gift Fund Accounting (858) 822-1679

Tawatao, Johnny

Gift and Records Management Specialist (858) 822-4493

Tejera, Tori

Senior Writer - Donor Stewardship (858) 534-7689

Thomas, Taylor

Gift Processing Specialist (858) 246-5119

Tom, Jason

Assistant Accountant, Foundation & Charitable Gifts

Velasquez, Carla

Associate Director, Gift Policy and Stewardship (858) 534-0630


Donor Stewardship and Special Projects Analyst
For updates/changes, please contact Carla Velasquez.