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Clark College News and Events

November 8, 2007
For Immediate Release
For additional information: 
Barbara Kerr, Executive Director of Communications & Marketing
Telephone:  (360) 992-2921


The Clark College Foundation looks to the future by welcoming three fundraising professionals to support Clark College and its students

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- The Clark College Foundation has welcomed three new fundraising professionals to enhance the foundation’s efforts on behalf of the college.  Susie Kasper, Dr. Daniel Lee, and Chris Mildner will have responsibility for annual giving, major and planned gifts, and prospect research.

In welcoming the new staff members, Foundation President Lisa Gibert said, “In its entire history, Clark College has truly been this community’s first choice provider of higher education and workforce development.  Clark College Foundation plays an instrumental role in garnering public support for the students and programs at Clark College.  I am delighted to welcome Chris, Daniel, and Susie to the Foundation.  Their expertise combined with their passion will help us in full engagement of the residents of Southwest Washington in elevating Clark College to the next level.”

Susie Kasper, Director of Annual GivingSusie Kasper joins the Clark College Foundation as the Director of Annual Giving. With over 20 years of experience in development and marketing, Kasper brings a wealth of knowledge in annual giving, volunteer management, direct mail, grant-writing, and event planning.

Susie Kasper attended St. Helen’s Hall (Oregon Episcopal School) before attending Gonzaga University where she studied sociology. She moved to New York City where she worked for major public relations firms as well as a nonprofit agency. After returning to the Pacific Northwest, Kasper worked for organizations including Providence Health Systems and The Salvation Army.

Dr. Daniel Lee, Director of Major and Planned GiftsDr. Daniel Lee is the foundation’s first Director of Major and Planned Gifts. In this role, Dr. Lee will be responsible for the cultivation of relationships with individuals, corporations, and private foundations with the ultimate goal of securing private support for the students, programs, faculty, and facilities at Clark College.

Dr. Daniel Lee completed his studies at University College London in Chemistry. Upon moving to the United States, he entered the financial planning arena where he worked as a financial advisor for American Express Financial services for 10 years. In addition, Dr. Lee has been a leader in development and major gift fundraising for Oregon Episcopal School and Reed College.

Chris Mildner, Director of Prospect ResearchChris Mildner becomes the foundation’s first Director of Prospect Research. Mildner has more than 16 years of experience in development and prospect research from working at University of Puget Sound, Willamette University, Oregon State University, and Portland State University.

As a senior research analyst at the Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) Foundation, Chris Mildner played a significant and proactive role in facilitating development of the private support base for various programs at OHSU. Mildner earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Communications and Public Relations from Rutgers University. She has authored many articles and made over a dozen presentations on topics related to prospect research.


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