Gifts and Records Team Members and Responsibilities

Saskia Sawyer, Director Gifts & Records (x12704,

  • Campus liaison
  • Finance feed & reconciliation
  • Donor questions related to gifts and pledges
  • Adjustments of gifts and pledges
  • University of Denver matching programs (endowed scholarship & other)
  • Pledge reminders

Kenny Howard, Assistant Director

  • Check and credit-card processing (incl. iModules gift management)
  • Stock (and other non-cash gift) processing
  • Tax receipts
  • Designation management (including endowment flow)
  • Gift-in-Kind/Wires/Estate Distribution processing
  • Payroll deductions & staff giving

Demetrio Lucero, Data & Gift Specialist

  • Gift processing
  • Corporate Matching Gift processing
  • Cashiering back-up

Marlena Porras, Data & Gift Specialist

  • Gift processing
  • Calling program gift & data processing
  • iPioneer back-up

Amanda Sandau, Data & Gift Specialist

  • Gift Processing
  • Calling program gift & data back-up
  • Mail (outgoing mailing quality control & handling of mail returns)
  • Research, Annual Fund and Donor Relations liaison

Cathy Thomas, Senior Data Specialist

  • iPioneer updates
  • Duplicate Banner record resolution
  • Records maintenance
  • Gift research back-up
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