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Stephanie Cubba
Stephanie Cubba
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Institutional Advancement

Welcome to Mount St. Mary's College's Division of Institutional Advancement.

We are dedicated to furthering the mission and reputation of the Mount—and are proud to be a part of an institution that provides an excellent education to a wide variety of deserving students, from traditional undergraduate and graduate-level students to working adults looking to earn their first degree.

To support the College and its students, Institutional Advancement includes the following departments, which are involved in friend raising, fund raising, and community engagement:

  • Alumnae Relations, which seeks to engage alumnae through outreach, volunteer, and mentorship opportunities.
  • Individual Giving, which is charged with gathering the resources needed to maintain and expand the Mount’s educational excellence through annual giving, major gifts, and estate planning.
  • Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations, which establishes partnerships to fund and support the diverse programs offered by the Mount.
  • Public Relations, which fosters relationships with and raises awareness of the College among Mount constituents, community leaders, government representatives, and the media.
  • Special Events, which creates and manages events to showcase and support various programs and initiatives at the Mount.
  • Advancement Services, which provides the support services necessary to manage Institutional Advancement activities.

Your gift to the Mountno matter the sizeis greatly appreciated. Whether you are giving to the Mount Fund, contributing to or starting a scholarship fund, or pledging a gift in your estate plans, your generosity gives Mount students the best opportunity to become tomorrow’s leaders.

If you have any questions or ideas to share, please do not hesitate to contact anyone on our staff, which is listed below.

On behalf of the entire College community, we thank you for your interest and support.


Office of the Vice President

Stephanie Cubba

Stephanie Cubba
vice president for institutional advancement

Kimberly Kenny

Kimberly Kenny
assistant vice president for institutional advancement

Jeanne Ruiz

Jeanne Ruiz '63
director of engagement and donor relations

Catherine Panarelli

Catherine Panarelli
executive assistant

 institutional advancement fax 213.477.2544

Alumnae Relations

Elizabeth Robles Jimenez

Elizabeth Robles Jimenez '03
director of alumnae relations

Leilani Ford

Leilani Ford '10 MA
assistant director of alumnae relations


alumnae relations fax 213.477.2763

Individual Giving

Maria Solano

Maria Solano
director of annual giving

Cindy Hizami

Cindy Hizami
director of planned giving

Christina Quezada

Christina Quezada '09
annual giving coordinator

Lynn Frangos

Lynn Frangos
development officer

Sarah Jensen-Harte

Sarah Jensen-Harte
assistant director of prospect research and management

Esther Diaz

Esther Diaz '09
office manager


development office fax 213.477.2763

Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations

Jeremy Niculescu

Jeremy Niculescu
director of corporate and government relations

Riza Freeman

Riza Freeman
grants coordinator


corporate, foundation, and government relations fax 213.477.2763

Public Relations

Debbie Ream

Debbie Ream
director of public relations

Pia Abelgas Orense

Pia Abelgas Orense
assistant director of public relations

Phillip Jordan

Phillip Jordan
manager of public relations


public relations fax 213.477.2544

Special Events

Heather Schraeder

Heather Schraeder '07 MA
director of special events and public programs

Susan Lee

Susan Lee
coordinator, special events and public programs

Advancement Services

Sue Ott

Sue Ott
director of advancement services

Leeval Whitely

Leeval Whitely
database coordinator

advancement services fax 213.477.2544