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Daniel J. Martin | President

The president is responsible for overall management of KU Endowment in accordance with its charter and bylaws. He reports to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Read President’s Welcome Message


Allison Long | Senior Vice President

The Administration Division encompasses the departments of accounting, document imaging, human resources, information systems, student loans and scholarship administration.


Jerome Davies | Executive Vice President

The Development Division oversees fundraising for all campuses, including development research, donor relations, annual giving, constituent development, the Chancellors Club, corporate and foundation development, gift planning, medical development and scholarship support.


James G. Clarke | Senior Vice President

The Investments Division is responsible for KU Endowment’s investment programs in accordance with the guidelines and procedures established by the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees.


Monte Soukup | Senior Vice President

The Property Division administers KU Endowment’s investments in real property in accordance with the guidelines and procedures established by the Property Management Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Development Leadership

Our senior development team members can help you with any questions related to making a contribution for all the schools and units listed here, and for any other areas you may want to support.

Jerome Davies

Executive Vice President, Development

Jim Mechler

Associate Senior Vice President, Lawrence Development

Becci Blaesing

Vice President, Medical Development
Academic Medical Center

Kristen Toner

Deputy Athletic Director and Assistant Vice President, Development

Dan Simon

Assistant Vice President, Lawrence Development

Whitney Escalante

Assistant Vice President, Lawrence Development

Nell Lucas

Associate Vice President, Medical Development

Minda Mason

Assistant Vice President, Medical Development

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 Support your passion by making a gift that impacts the lives of students, faculty, patients, and researchers for generations to come. On their behalf, we thank you for your generosity.