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Theta Foundation Teams:

Executive
Administration
Programs
Fundraising


Executive Director

Kristen Magnes Kaiser, CFRE, Alpha/DePauw

kkaiser@kappaalphatheta.org
1.800.526.1870 ext. 147

 

  • Serves as Chief Executive Officer of Theta Foundation.
  • Provides leadership for the effective and efficient operation of Theta Foundation according to the stated mission, goals, and policies established by the Board of Trustees.
  • Is responsible for the success and efficiency of development, programs, communications, and operations of the Foundation.
  • Serves as primary spokesperson for the Foundation, communicating the mission of Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation.

Administration Team:

 

Director of Finance and Administration

Donna Heinekamp

dheinekamp@kappaalphatheta.org
1.800.526.1870 ext. 109

 

  • Serves as Chief Financial Officer.
  • Directs and oversees Theta Foundation’s strategic financial, investment, and administrative operations.
  • Facilitates and supervises employee benefit programs, contracts, audits, and items that lead to the success and efficiency of Theta Foundation operations.

Manager of Operations

Cindy Shaffer Thoennes, Alpha Chi/Purdue

cthoennes@kappaalphatheta.org
1.800.526.1870 ext. 119

 

  • Supports organization operations by managing and maintaining office systems and gift entry, processing, and acknowledgement.
  • Prepares reports, provides customer service and other tasks to support the operations of Theta Foundation.
  • Assists with Theta Foundation’s stewardship program.
  • Serves as executive assistant to the Executive Director.

Gift Entry & Donor Records Coordinator

Elizabeth Ricke

ericke@kappaalphatheta.org
1.800.526.1870 ext. 110

 

  • Records, acknowledges, and legally receipts donations to Theta Foundation.
  • Assists with recording development activity and donor research.
  • Assists with the preparation of mailing lists and reports.
  • Helps donors with questions regarding gifts and established funds.

Programs Team:

 

Director of Programs

Gaylena Merritt, Alpha/DePauw

gmerritt@kappaalphatheta.org
1.800.526.1870 ext. 148

 

  • Directs all aspects of Theta Foundation’s scholarship and grant programs, including application processes and recipient notification.
  • Works closely with Foundation leadership, staff, volunteers, and professional partners to administer and manage Foundation programs.
  • Works in partnership with development and finance staff members to oversee endowed funds and maintain relationships with fund contacts.

Programs Coordinator

Mary Kate Kronzer, Gamma/Butler

mkronzer@kappaalphatheta.org
1.800.526.1870 ext. 113

 

  • Supports all aspects of Theta Foundation’s scholarship and grant programs, including application, evaluation, and selection processes.
  • Maintains membership and application databases.
  • Prepares and coordinates communications related to Foundation programs.

Fundraising Team:

 

Marketing Manager

Madisen Ray Petrosky, Sigma Kappa Sorority

mpetrosky@kappaalphatheta.org
1.800.526.1870 ext. 108

 

  • Responsible for executing the marketing projects and campaigns associated with individual and chapter annual giving programs, Theta Foundation’s strategic brand identity, and stewardship activities.
  • Responsible for executing print publications and online presences in social media and websites.

Jami Slaton - Staff PhotoManager of Annual & Chapter Giving

Jami Harrison Slaton, Alpha Sigma/Washington State

jslaton@kappaalphatheta.org
1.800.526.1870 ext. 126

 

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