The Office of Advancement: Who We Are
Our future rests on the foundation that the next generation of bright students will embody the mission of "the whole gospel for the whole world".
The Office of Advancement will partner with people of like mind and spirit to secure the necessary resources that will meaningfully advance the Kingdom of God through our students, faculty and staff. These resources will come in the form of our partners' prayer, time, talents and treasure.
The Advancement Office, by inspiring others, will empower the University to provide a comprehensive Christ centered education to students who value faith, reason and justice. Our future rests on the foundation that the next generation of bright students will embody the mission of "the whole gospel for the whole world" to impact every age, occupation and culture.
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Office of Advancement
Eastern University - Ott Hall
1300 Eagle Road
St. Davids, PA 19087
Advancement Email: email@example.com
Advancement Phone: 610-341-5932
Alumni Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alumni Phone: 610-341-5961
James G. Rogers - Associate Vice President of Planned Giving
James G. Rogers is a licensed CPA in Pennsylvania with corporate finance experience before beginning his career at Eastern in 1988. He has more than 25 years of Development experience focused particularly on tax-wise ways for donors to achieve their philanthropic goals. Jim is a graduate of Washington & Lee University and has an MBA from American University.
Natissa Kultan-Pfautz, MS '08 - Director of Donor Relations
Natissa joined the staff of Eastern University in 2006. While at Eastern, she has held positions in the Campolo College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CCGPS) along with Conferences & Special Events, before joining the Development team in July 2008. Natissa is a 2001 graduate of Taylor University (Upland, IN) and received her MS in Nonprofit Management from Eastern in December 2008. Originally from Western Pennsylvania, she is a diehard fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates. She and her husband, Scott, an ordained pastor and family counselor, whom she wed in October 2012, reside in the Downingtown area. Natissa enjoys working with individuals who desire to provide students with the resources and opportunities to succeed, while carrying out Eastern's mission of faith, reason and justice.
Serena Livingston, MS '14 - Director of Advancement Information Services
Serena joined the staff of Eastern in 2011 as Development Services Information Manager. She previously worked in Development at Adventures in Missions in Gainesville, GA. Serena is a 1983 graduate of Gordon College. Serena married Deryck Livingston in 1987 and they have two daughters. Her recreational activities include cycling, reading, watercolor painting, sailing, photography, and travel. She is delighted to be working at a Christian college helping to fulfill the mission of integrating faith, reason, and justice.
Paul Charles '11 - Advancement and Recruitment Officer
Paul spent 7 years as a youth worker after graduating high school in England, flying across the pond to study at Eastern in 2007. After graduating from the Templeton Honors College with a BA in Bible and Theology, he is continuing his studies by pursuing an MDiv at Palmer Seminary, where he met his wife Ashley, before returning to Eastern to work with both Templeton and Development in early 2013. He desires to see students challenged by influential thinkers throughout the ages, and is working with donors to continue making that a reality.
Carley Evangelista '13 - Coordinator of Online Engagements
Carley joined the staff shortly after graduating from Eastern University in May 2013. Working as a student worker the previous summer through the following school year she knew that she wanted to work for Eastern and was thrilled to accept the position upon graduation. Carley studied Business Management and Marketing and enjoys cooking and baking in her free time.
Pat Fitzpatrick - Gifts Processor & Matching Gift Coordinator
Kathy Urban - Executive Assistant to the Vice President
Mary E. (Chaplin) Gardner '83, M.Ed. '12 - Director of Alumni & Parent Relations
Mary first came to Eastern as a student in the fall of 1979 and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education in 1983. Her memories of being a student and RA are some of her most cherished memories. She went on to teach first grade for 10 years and then started her own business in direct sales for the next 14 years as she was raising her twin daughters and son. In 2006, she was thrilled to come back to Eastern as the Director of Alumni Relations and absolutely loves it.
Phone: 800-600-8057 or 610-341-5961
Laura A. Manger '98 - Coordinator of Alumni Events and Special Projects
Laura graduated from Eastern in 1998 with a BA in Youth Ministries and a minor in Leadership. While a student, she was a Student Chaplain, a member of the Chapel Worship Team, and played intramural volleyball for 4 years. She is also a Legacy Student since her dad, Bill Manger '66, is also an Eastern graduate. Laura was a youth pastor for 13 years the year before accepting the position in the Alumni Office in July 2007 and she loves getting to know our current students and alumni. She enjoys photography, scrapbooking, traveling, spending time with her nieces and nephews, and keeping the class of 1998 connected together as their Class Representative. Although she has lived in West Chester, PA for 12+ years, she will always be a "Jersey Girl" (originally from Branchburg, NJ). She also attends Christ Community Church in West Chester, PA.