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KU Endowment 101 – Building Connections
Brian Sussman

If you've recently exchanged texts with KU Endowment regarding an upcoming event, watched a video update about your school or engaged in a conversation with a staff member about your cherished campus memories and upcoming volunteer opportunities, it’s likely you’ve connected with one of our Donor Engagement Officers.

Our Donor Engagement Officers all have one thing in common: we are “people people” who truly enjoy interacting with University of Kansas alumni and friends. On average, each officer reaches out 30 to 50 times a day to share news about discoveries, student and faculty activities, exciting initiatives and updates about what is going on at KU’s five campuses. Each message is a unique, one-on-one conversation, tailored for every recipient. We want to personally connect with each KU community member to truly learn what is important to you. Our goal is to consistently reach out with information and opportunities about the university that are compelling and relevant.

This means our officers are expert generalists who know a little bit about all areas of the university, and we are thrilled to talk KU with you. We can answer questions about the largest freshman class in history, new deans in engineering and nursing, how the sports teams are doing this spring, exciting research breakthroughs, what new construction projects are underway and so much more. So, the next time you see a message from Alyssa, Brian, Gail, Steve or Juan Pablo, that’s us — and we’re excited to get to know you!

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