Assistant Vice President, Corporate & Foundation Relations
Linda is responsible for the overall management of corporate and foundation relationships for the Reynolda campus. She is the primary CFR contact for the Offices of the President, Provost, and Deans of the College and School of Business, and provides oversight for CFR activity associated with university-wide multidisciplinary initiatives and Centers/Institutes. Prior to joining Wake Forest’s University Advancement team in 2009, Linda led the corporate and foundation relations program at the College of William & Mary. Earlier in her career she also served in development roles at Dickinson College and Washington & Jefferson College. Linda holds a BA from Allegheny College and an MA from Duke University.
Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations
Sylvia seeks corporate and foundation partnerships for the School of Law, School of Divinity, STEM initiatives, financial aid, and more; she also provides oversight of CFR stewardship and prospect research efforts. Sylvia brings more than 12 years of experience in fundraising and grants, with expertise in proposal development, corporate and foundation relations, funding research, and stewardship. Most recently, she served as director of grants management for North Carolina New Schools, and as assistant director of research and stewardship in Duke University’s Office of Foundation Relations, where she developed and led programs in foundation and corporate prospect research, stewardship, and data analysis. Prior to these roles, Sylvia served in development roles at Wilson College and Loyola University in Baltimore. Sylvia holds a BA from Towson University and an MA from Hood College.
Assistant Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations
Ken’s duties include research to identify and profile corporate and foundation prospects for various programs, schools, and groups of the University. He also collaborates with others to prepare funding proposals and selected stewardship reports. He has 20 years of grantsmanship experience, including five years with the Wake Forest CFR team. In addition to an interest in philanthropy, he enjoys researching history and technology. Ken received his BA degree from Wake Forest University and MA degree from the University of Kentucky.