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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.
  • Special Events & Public Programs: Creating and producing events that showcase the Mount’s creative programming and special initiatives.
  • 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

Alumnae Relations

Vew Alumnae Relations website

Kate Fergusson
Director of Alumnae Relations Coordinator and Volunteer Engagement

Individual Giving


Megan Shockro
Senior Director of Development


Maria Solano
Gift Planning Officer


Elizabeth Robles Jimenez '03
Development Officer


Esther Diaz '09
Institutional Advancement Assistant

Avni Thakkar
Donor Relations Manager

Institutional Giving


Matt Meyer
Director of Institutional Giving

Braden Hammer
Assistant Director of Institutional Giving

Communications & Marketing



Debbie Ream
Director, Communications & Marketing


Pia Abelgas Orense '15
Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing

Special Events & Public Programs

Heathe Schraeder

Heather Schraeder '07 MA
Director of Special Events and Public Programs


Susan Lee
Coordinator, Special Events and Public Programs

Da Camera Society

View Da Camera Society website

Carol Krause
Director of Advancement Services

Advancement Services

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Ed Rivera
Associate Director of Advancement Data Systems and Services

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.