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The Division of Student Affairs Office of Development and External Relations provides Division-wide leadership and support in the areas of fundraising and external relations. Through the establishment and cultivation of relationships with friends, parents, alumni, foundations and corporations, we work to create shared interests with an ultimate goal of philanthropic support for Division-wide and departmental priorities.

The Division of Student Affair's development staff stands ready to assist you in any way that will make it easier and more satisfying to contribute. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you make your contribution to the Division of Student Affairs.

Ed Kenny

Ed Kenny

Director

Ed Kenny rejoined the University of Maryland in 2012, after spending four years as an undergraduate and an additional two years pursuing a Master's Degree in Public Policy while a Graduate Assistant in Resident Life. Ed was named the Director of the Student Affairs Development Office in 2019 and works with alumni, parents, friends, foundations, and corporations to enhance engagement and cultivate support for students and programs across the Division of Student Affairs. Prior to joining the Student Affairs team, Ed worked in international development as the Director of Operations for a NGO working overseas with people with disabilities. He also worked as a Policy and Budget Analyst for the Maryland General Assembly.

Ed Kenny may be reached at (301) 405-0322 or edkenny@umd.edu.

Casey Bell

Casey Bell

Senior Associate Director
Casey Bell joined the University of Maryland Division of Student Affairs Development Team in the fall of 2018. Casey focuses on corporate sponsorships, parent and family philanthropy and engagement and individual support for Division of Student Affairs priorities. Prior to joining the Student Affairs team, Casey spent over two years with the College of Education at UMD raising philanthropic support through major and planned gifts for various programs and initiatives within the College.

Casey is a proud Terp and began her career in development as a caller at the Tell-a-Terp call center as an undergraduate student! When she isn't busy cheering on the Terps, you can find her running, reading and spending time outdoors with her husband.

Casey Bell can be reached at (301) 314-3694 or cbell9@umd.edu.

Terry Zacker

Terry Zacker

Associate Director, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Terry Zacker has been with the University of Maryland for 26 years. Zacker works to ensure that corporations, foundations, organizations and alumni are engaged with programs through the Stamp Student Union, and find ways for alumni to give back by establishing scholarship funds or providing support for programs and activities that were meaningful to them. Zacker also teaches a class about leadership in athletics.

You will not be surprised to learn that whether it is on campus or in her community, past students constantly stop her to catch up and stay connected. When she gets the chance, you can also find Zacker helping her parents on the farm in Maine where she grew up.

Terry Zacker can be reached at (301) 314-7165 or tzacker@umd.edu.

Ari Kroop

Ari Kroop

Development Coordinator
Ari Kroop has been with the University of Maryland since 2009. He started as an undergraduate student who worked part-time in the Office of Development and External Relations, and joined as a full-time staff in 2011. Ari helps support all the initiatives within the office and ensures that everything is running smoothly.

Ari Kroop can be reached at (301) 314-4900 or arikroop@umd.edu.

Claire Sullivan

Claire Sullivan

Development and External Relations Coordinator, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Claire Sullivan joined the University of Maryland Development Team in 2014. Sullivan works alongside Terry Zacker to help secure corporate sponsorships, scholarships, grants and individual support for the various programs and initiatives within the Adele H. Stamp Student Union. Sullivan’s work ensures that students have the support they need for critical programs, such as Veteran Student Life, Student Entertainment Events, Graduate Student Life.

Claire Sullivan can be reached at (301) 314-8511 or csulliv@umd.edu.

Isaac Moore

Isaac Moore

Associate Director of Development (Major Gifts)
Isaac Moore joined the development and external relations team in 2019, after taking on roles as a Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving in the University of North Carolina System and as a Senior Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at Bucknell University. Isaac works with internal and external constituents of the university to build bridges of connection that lead to investment in the educational experience for students. Isaac graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Public Administration degree from Pennsylvania State University.

Isaac can be reached at 301.314.0246 or im3@umd.edu.

Lydia Nicholson

Lydia Nicholson

Associate Director of Developments (Grants)
Lydia Nicholson joined the Division of Student Affairs, Office of Development and External Relations in 2019. Lydia manages grant projects across the division, focusing on managing a range of student-centric projects in collaboration with our 14 departments.

Lydia can be reached at 301.314.1336 or lydian@umd.edu.


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Through the establishment and cultivation of relationships with friends, parents, alumni, foundations and corporations, we work to create shared interests with an ultimate goal of philanthropic support for Division-wide and departmental priorities.

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Office of Development and
External Relations
8400 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 200
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 314-4900
sagiving@umd.edu

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