To Benefit the Teaching, Research, and Outreach Programs of the Curry School of Education.
Gerald D. StarsiaExecutive Director(434) 924-6310Gerry Starsia is the first Curry School graduate to lead the Foundation since Mary Alice Gunter retired in 1994. His initial priorities include developing sustainable and reliable resources in support of the School’s aspirations, building a world-class fundraising organization and deepening engagement with alumni and donors. Read "Alumnus Gerry Starsia Appointed Curry Foundation Executive Director"Kelly ReinhardtMajor Gift Officer(434) 243-1962Kelly started her tenure at the Curry School in 2011, working closely with alumni, family, and friends to deepen engagement and facilitate philanthropic commitments across the school. Kelly serves as the project lead for the Curry School’s efforts in building capacity for autism research, training, and service, as well as Curry School’s work in contemplative sciences in teaching and learning.Mike CashmanDirector of Development(434) 924-7408Prior to the Curry School, Mike was the Director of Development for the Focused Ultrasound Foundation, responsible for leading an annual fund raising goal of $8 million dollars. Mike is a retired Navy Captain and served as a helicopter pilot for over 28 years. Mike serves as the project lead for the Classroom Simulator as well as guiding donors through the planned giving process.Renee Clark BushDirector of the Annual Fund(434) 924-0965After working in public accounting for four years, Renee "retired" to pursue her passion in higher education. Renee worked in student affairs and annual giving at several institutions before joining the Curry School. Renee focuses on annual giving and programming (including Dean’s Circle of Friends, student giving, alumni engagement, and digital media philanthropy).Jane BuckChief Operating Officer(434) 924-3086Jane oversees financial information and reporting of the Curry School Foundation contributions and investments, including the annual audit. She gathers financial information for the Curry School Foundation’s annual report and other external reporting needs.Marie PaceResearch Support and Development Coordinator(434) 924-0854Marie has been a part of the UVA community for over 20 years. Marie has experience in sales forecasting, budgeting, pipeline management and executive reporting. Marie coordinates development officers’ portfolios, engages Curry School alumni and friends, and provides high level administrative support for the Foundation team.Lynn BellAlumni and Foundation Communications Manager(434) 924-3450Lynn writes and produces communications for the Curry School. She is the editor and primary writer of the online Curry Alumni Magazine and printed alumni newsletters. She administers the Curry Class Notes site, the Curry School Alumni group on Linked In, the Curry School Facebook page, and the Curry School Alumni portal. She also organizes alumni engagement events.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The Curry School Foundation is the official fund-raising and gift-receiving organization for the Curry School of Education. Established in 1976 through the dedicated efforts and enthusiastic support of countless donors, volunteers and friends of the Curry School, the Curry School Foundation has maintained a focused mission: to benefit the teaching, research, and outreach programs of the Curry School of Education.