Institutional Advancement

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations works with Lasell's president, faculty, staff, and alumni to help establish broad levels of institutional awareness and philanthropic support for the College on a regional and national basis.

Development and Alumni Relations for Lasell College is composed of four main areas:

  1. Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, Dean Hickey, oversees the entire department.
  2. Alumni Relations and Annual Giving (Lauren McCauslin and Kelsey Barrows) strive to reach annual fundraising and "friend" raising goals for the department.
  3. Major Gifts (Wendy Dillon and Terri Houston), and Leadership Annual Giving (Rebecca Brenner) is focused on securing leadership gift support at the College. Strong relationships with friends and donors and building an enhanced philanthropic culture strengthen Lasell College in substantial ways across campus both today, and long into the future.
  4. Planned Giving & Corporate & Foundation Relations (Kathy Urner-Jones '83), is focused on securing various types of planned gift support for the College in addition to building relationships with and assisting faculty with writing grants for support from C & F resources.

Through these areas, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations connects and communicates with its broad constituency base, building ongoing relationships with alumni, donors and friends of the College, and strenghtening participation in and support of Lasell's programs and educational initiatives.

Student Profile

Emma LandegrenFashion Design & Production, Class of 2017"Having the option to explore many options in fashion at Lasell is what is so great. "  

News Highlight

Lasell Receives MassDevelopment Bond to Build New Academic Center  Thursday, November 19, 2015MassDevelopment has issued a $10 million tax-exempt bond to the College, which it will use to build and furnish a modern academic center that creatively combines it with a current structure; and a Victorian house that will serve as the president's residence. Construction on the new academic center is scheduled to begin late Spring 2016.