Skip to Main Content

Institutional Advancement


Stephanie Cubba
Special Assistant to the President and Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Institutional Advancement at Mount Saint Mary’s University

Our team is dedicated to furthering the mission and reputation of Mount Saint Mary’s University, in Los Angeles. We are proud to support and promote the students and alums who call Mount Saint Mary’s home — from young women in our traditional undergraduate programs to co-ed adults in our Weekend/Evening College and Graduate Division.

To support the University, our students and our communities, Institutional Advancement includes the following services:

  • Alumnae Relations: Engaging Mount Saint Mary’s alums through outreach, career connections, and volunteer and mentorship opportunities.
  • Individual Giving: Supporting the Mount’s dynamic faculty and unstoppable students through funding from alums, parents, and friends designated to the mount fund, restricted gifts, scholarships, and planned gifts. Visit to learn more.
  • Institutional Giving: Establishing partnerships with a variety of outside institutions to fund and support the diverse array of programs offered at Mount Saint Mary’s.
  • Communications & Marketing: Fostering relationships with community leaders, government representatives and members of the media, while raising awareness of the University’s programs, students and faculty.
  • University and External Events: Developing and producing all donor and campaign events, fundraisers and public programs to showcase the Mount’s creative programming and special initiatives. Additionally, responsible for overseeing reservations and logistical support for all University internal department events and external rentals and filming on both campuses.
  • Da Camera Society: Presenting L.A.’s critically acclaimed Chamber Music in Historic Sites concert series — offering the experience of music in a social and architectural context, including within the Mount’s historic Doheny Mansion.
  • Advancement Services: Providing the support services necessary to maintain and support Institutional Advancement activities.

Full staff contacts in each area are listed below. Our main office lines are:
Phone: 213.477.2764
Fax: 213.477.2763

For public relations assistance, please visit our Communications & Marketing page. Make a difference at the Mount – visit today!

Regardless of your connection, thank you for your support of Mount Saint Mary’s University! Your generosity enables our students to reach their full potential and to better not only themselves, but their communities and the world.

Office of the Vice President


Stephanie Cubba
Vice President for Institutional Advancement


Kimberly Kenny
Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement


Esther Diaz '09
Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Alumnae Relations

View Alumnae Relations Website

Tom Arteaga

Tom Arteaga
Director of Alumnae Relations and Volunteer Engagement

Brittany Skiles

Brittany Skiles
Manager of Alumnae Relations and Volunteer Engagement

Individual Giving

Kevin Barry

Kevin A. Barry
Senior Director of Development


Maria Solano
Gift Planning Officer

Institutional Giving

Megan Uebelacker
Director of Institutional Giving

Braden Hammer
Associate Director, Institutional Giving/Corporate Partnerships

Communications and Marketing


Debbie Ream
Director of External Relations, Marketing and Communications

Jennifer Sakurai

Jennifer M. Sakurai
Associate Director of Communications 

Eva Diaz

Eva Diaz
Manager, Communications & Marketing 


University and External Events

Heathe Schraeder

Heather Schraeder '07 MA
Director of University and External Events


Susan Lee
Assistant Director of University and External Events

Lei Wat headshot

Lei Wat
Manager of University and External Events

Advancement Services

Ed Rivera
Director of Advancement Data Systems and Services

Avni Thakkar
Manager of Advancement Services and Donor Relations

About Mount Saint Mary’s University

Mount Saint Mary’s is the only women’s university in Los Angeles and one of the most diverse in the nation. The University is known nationally for its research on gender equality, its innovative health and science programs, and its commitment to community service. As a leading liberal arts institution, Mount Saint Mary’s provides year-round, flexible and online programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Weekend, evening and graduate programs are offered to both women and men. Mount alums are engaged, active global citizens who use their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their communities and the world.