The Advancement staff act as liaisons between Grace and alumni and donors. The Grace connection stays alive long after graduation through special alumni events and publications, which these staff members coordinate. Take the time to know them – they’d love to know you!
Administrative Assistant – Alumni Services
Jacki began working in the Alumni Services Office in 2012. Her organization, communication ability and growing technology skills help keep Grace alumni connected to each other and their alma mater through alumni gatherings and publications like Two, Eight and Nine. Jacki’s husband, Bill, is Grace’s Head Baseball Coach and Assistant Athletic Director.
Telephone: 866-448-3472 (866-GIVE-GRACE) ext. 6127
Director of Alumni Relations
Tammy is a 1981 graduate of Grace College, with a behavioral sciences major and a biblical studies minor. She also earned her M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Grace in 1988. Tammy helps keep Grace alumni connected to their alma mater by coordinating alumni events around the country, including Homecoming, and all communication to and from alumni. She also oversees the Grace Alumni Advisory Council.
Telephone: 866-448-3472 (866-GIVE-GRACE) ext. 6129
Advancement Assistant – Grace Fund
Heather joined the Office of Advancement team in 2012. She helps coordinate phonathon activities and many of the operations for the Millennial Scholar Academy. In addition, she also helps plan Advancement special events, including student interactions through the Junior-Senior Circuit on Professionalism.
Telephone: 866-448-3472 (866-GIVE-GRACE) ext. 6120
Mary is a 1978 graduate of Grace College, having majored in English with a biblical studies minor. Mary processes gift receipts, provides data management support, and edits department and institutional communication pieces.
Telephone: 866-448-3472 (866-GIVE-GRACE) ext. 6123
Rhonda has been working in the Grace Office of Advancement since 2001. Her many responsibilities include planning donor events, tracking donor information, overseeing student workers, and managing other office affairs. She is the mother of four Grace College graduates.
Telephone: 866-448-3472 (866-GIVE-GRACE) ext. 6122
Director of Planned Giving
Greg is a graduate of Grace Theological Seminary. Greg specializes in building relationships with people, a skill he uses in the ministry of planned giving. He maintains contact with alumni and friends of Grace who wish to make lifetime contributions to Grace. In addition, he organizes the Inner Circle prayer letter.
Telephone: 866-448-3472 (866-GIVE-GRACE) ext. 6124
Executive Assistant to the President
Nancy is a graduate of Grace College and has been on Grace’s staff since 1975. She has served three Grace presidents — first, as administrative assistant and now executive assistant to the president. In this capacity she provides Dr. Manahan and the Board of Trustees with all administrative, organizational, and clerical support and serves as a critical link to the Office of Advancement.
Telephone: 574-372-5100 ext. 6394
Director of the Grace Fund
Jon has been a member of the Advancement team since 2001. He oversees phonathons and general solicitations and performs much of the institution’s grant writing and grant management. He is also the director of the Millennial Scholar Academy and the Junior-Senior Circuit on Professionalsim, in addition to serving as Grace's Associate Head Men’s Basketball Coach.
Telephone: 866-448-3472 (866-GIVE-GRACE) ext. 6126