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Advancement Operations and Campaign

Advancement Operations and Campaign is made up of nine teams who contribute expertise in fundraising, donor engagement, prospect research and management, data and business intelligence, and communications to support UC San Diego’s fundraising goals.


Elizabeth Powell
Associate Vice Chancellor, Advancement Operations and Campaign | (858) 822-5507

Jennifer Martin
Managing Senior Executive Director, Advancement Central Fundraising | (858) 337-0960

Allison Schneider
Managing Senior Executive Director, Advancement Central Programs | (858) 246-1614

Christy Bliss Ramos
Executive Director, Donor Experience and Engagement | (858) 822-6604

Joel Bingham
Executive Director, Prospect Development | (858) 822-6613

Ashley Garcia
Executive Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations | (858) 822-6622

Jason Horger
Managing Director, Advancement and Campaign Communications | (858) 534-1901

Elise S. Wald
Executive Director of Development, Office of Gift Planning | (858) 534-0911

Advancement and Campaign Communications

Advancement and Campaign Communications provides creative support for all areas of Advancement, including writing and editing services, design expertise, strategic consulting and project management to maintain stylistic consistency with campaign branding and ensure the success of our fundraising communications.

Jason Horger | (858) 534-1901

Advancement Systems and Data

The Advancement Systems and Data team manages ESP, our constituent management system, to ensure information is accurate; collaborates with teams across campus to integrate data with student and payroll systems across campus; and configures ESP.

Joel Bingham | (858) 822-6613

Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence processes data requests including ad hoc lists and reporting, maintains refreshable reporting, provides prospect modeling to identify the best potential donors, and conducts analysis that improves workflow and serves the unique needs of colleagues across Advancement.

Lee Thomsen | (858) 822-5216

Corporate and Foundation Relations

UC San Diego’s Corporate and Foundation Relations team builds partnerships between our campus, companies and foundations to advance new and transformative projects that address local and global challenges. We provide expertise and resources to aid in cultivating meaningful relationships, strategic planning, proposal development, stewardship and impactful engagement. 

Corporate and Foundation Relations website

Contact: | (858) 822-0062

Donor Experience and Engagement

Donor Experience and Engagement builds lasting relationships with donors. We coordinate with campus leadership and fundraising units to facilitate stewardship efforts — from events to reports to giving societies — that demonstrate philanthropy’s impact on our campus, our community and our world.

Christy Bliss Ramos | (858) 822-6604

Gift Planning

The Office of Gift Planning includes experts who can help cement our donors’ legacies. Whether it’s a gift of real estate or a living will, planned gifts spark groundbreaking research and empower the next generation of changemakers.

Gift Planning website

Contact: | (858) 534-2249

Prospect Management and Research

The Prospect Management and Research team provides accurate constituent biographies and documents efforts to engage potential donors. The research arm assembles relevant information into accessible formats, while the management arm tracks prospect plans and interactions and conducts portfolio optimization.


Prospect Management
Susan Saraiva

Prospect Research
Annabel Ocubillo