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Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations
The Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations develops personal and financial resources that support the mission, vision, goals, and priorities of Regis College. Supporting this mission are the two branches of Institutional Advancement: Alumni Relations and Development. The Alumni Relations Office promotes leadership and involvement among alumni. The Development Office works to acquire funding from friends and alumni, foundations and corporations to ensure that Regis has the financial resources to carry out its mission effectively and consistent with the fundraising priorities of the Board of Trustees and the President. Development works to increase operating revenues, the College endowment, scholarships and funding for capital projects.
Miriam Finn Sherman, '98, MPA
Chief Development Officer
As both an alumna and employee, Miriam is well known to the Regis College community, as she was on the Advancement team from 2004-2006 and came back again in 2010. As the head of the Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations, Miriam manages all major and planned giving activities; all grant solicitations; and alumni relations. Her goal is to increase unrestricted and restricted giving for the College.
Miriam served as Senior Major Gifts Officer at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston from 2007-2010. From 2000-2004, she was associate director of development at Julie’s Family Learning Program in South Boston, and from 1999-2000, she was a development associate at St. Mary’s Women’s & Infant’s Center in Dorchester.
From 2004-2006, Miriam implemented a systematic program to identify funding sources, cultivate corporate and foundation relationships, and gain support for designated programs and capital needs of the College. In particular, Miriam successfully developed and executed a communications plan for alumnae and donors regarding the Regis College strategic plan or “Case for Growth” in August 2006.
Miriam received the Young Alumna Award in 2005, and has served on the Regis College Alumni Board of Directors as Chair of the Nominating Committee. Graduating from Boston Latin Academy in 1994, she came to Regis on full scholarship and majored in political science, graduating from Regis magna cum laude in 1998. Early in 2003 she received her Master’s in Public Administration from Suffolk University, with a concentration in non-profit management.
Tara Brady, MBA
Director of Development
Tara has been a key member of the Institutional Advancement team, leading fundraising efforts related to annual, planned and reunion giving. Formerly Tara was the Director of the Annual Fund. Prior to her time at Regis, Tara worked at the Massachusetts Dental Society for seven years, where she was the Manager of Foundation Development. Tara received her BS in Marketing from Boston College in 1995 and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Assumption College in 2007. Contact Tara if you’d like to know more about making a gift to Regis.
Shawna is the newest member of the Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Giving, joining the team in November of 2012. Her goal is to work with the Regis College community to build relationships that increase opportunities for corporation, foundation and government support aligned to the College’s priorities. She has over a decade of experience in proposal writing and grants management, and has collaborated on winning awards from local, regional and national funding sources.
Shawna brings experience in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 education, higher education, and the humanities to Regis. She has worked as the Corporation/Foundation/Government Development Officer at Cambridge College and as the Grant Writer/Developer for the Worcester Public Schools, as well as Director of Program/Program Development and Youth/Outreach Coordinator for the Worcester Center for Crafts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies from Stonehill College, a Master of Arts in Art History from UMASS Amherst, and a Master of Science in Non-Profit Management from Worcester State University.
Judy Spang '81
Senior Development Liaison
Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
Since 2003, Christina has been very involved with alumni and donor events and fundraising initiatives. Her new role as Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving will replace the position of Director of Alumni Relations, previously held by Barbara Clancy. Christina’s previous positions at Regis have included: Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Office Manager; Annual Fund Program Coordinator and Manager of Donor Relations and Special Events and Assistant Director of Development. Prior to her time at Regis, Christina worked in Client Relations at State Street Bank. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a BA in English with a concentration in Writing and Communications in 1996. If you would like to make a gift to the Annual Fund, would like to host a Regis reception, or would like to learn more about becoming involved as a Regis volunteer, contact her.
Betty Ann Elliott '49
A Regis alum, Betty Ann has been a part of the Regis community for many years, the last 30 of which she has spent as an employee. What began as a one-year stint to raise money for the Athletics Facility in 1979, turned into a longtime job. Betty Ann helps coordinate alumni events, keeps in touch with the alumni base, answers alumni questions, proofs class notes, and helps with general proofreading. Betty Ann has a bachelor’s degree from Regis in business. She can help you with any general questions about Regis events!
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
Alexis joined the Regis team in 2007. Over the past five years, she has worked closely with alumni, donors, and other volunteers to raise funds for the College. She also launched the Student Giving Program in 2009, which aims to educate the current students about the importance of annual giving. In addition to running annual giving programs, Alexis plans a variety of alumni events such as the Senior Toast, the annual Cape Cod summer luncheon, Hollyfest, and Reunion Weekend. Alexis has a BA in Psychology from UMASS Amherst and a MS in Organizational and Professional Communication from Regis College. If you are looking to make your gift to The Regis Fund, or if you have an idea for a great alumni event, she's the one to call.
Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Associate
Director of Advancement Services
Jayanthi has been with Regis for more than five years now. Her responsibilities include overseeing gift processing and data management. She is involved in managing the donor prospect tracking system, generating reports, conducting donor research and developing proactive strategies to constantly improve the integrity of data in the fundraising database. She is also involved in maintaining Tower Talk, the online Regis community, and designing e-appeals. She received her Bachelor’s degree from India and received her M.S. Computer Science and MSM from Bridgewater State University.If you’re looking for help on Tower Talk, call her.
Advancement Services Associate
Teresa joined the advancement team in 2008 as the Gift Coordinator processing all gifts and matching gifts made to the college. In addition, she is currently working as an associate in advancement services updating records and assisting with letters and research. She has a BA in English from Boston College. She is the one to go to if you have questions on a gift already made, or if you would like to change your contact information.
Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations
235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493-1571