Greetings From the Office of Advancement

Claremont Graduate University’s ambitious students conduct meaningful research that creates bold, new ways of seeing and improving the world. Nationally recognized programs, renowned faculty, and innovative research equip our graduates with the knowledge and hands-on experience to make society better. This has been our mission since 1925—and we could not do it without your support.

The philanthropy of our community has always been critical to our efforts. As we approach 100 years of excellence in graduate education, we hope that you will celebrate with us and reflect on the many ways that Claremont Graduate University contributes to improving the world. To those who sustain and believe in our mission, we are thankful for our relationship and look forward to working with you in the years ahead.

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Development & External Relations

The Development & External Relations team focuses on maintaining the vitality of our university, working to expand philanthropic support, and building meaningful alliances with individuals and organizations wishing to create positive change through higher education.

We’re fostering new relationships and strengthening existing ones across our constituencies, from students and alumni to foundations and trustees. CGU alumni are more engaged than ever; the current board of trustees is committed to achieving a level of scholarly excellence unprecedented in our long history.

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Kristen Andersen-Daley

Vice President of Advancement

Email
kristen.andersen-daley@cgu.edu
Phone
909-607-8252
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Nancy Cavin

Assistant to the Vice President

Email
nancy.cavin@cgu.edu
Phone
909-607-7121
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Virginia Bard

Advancement Budget Analyst

Email
virginia.bard@cgu.edu
Phone
909-607-3674
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Anthony Todarello

Director of Individual and Planned Giving

Email
anthony.todarello@cgu.edu
Phone
909-607-9230
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Mary Jo Gruca

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Email
maryjo.gruca@cgu.edu
Phone
909-607-9509
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Tim Lynch

Director of Executive and Advancement Communications

Email
tim.lynch@cgu.edu
Phone
909-607-0275
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Gizel Avina

Associate Director of Gifts Accounting & Database Administration

Email
gizel.avina@cgu.edu
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Wesley Torrez

Alumni Data and Research Specialist

Email
wesley.torrez@cgu.edu
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Brittney Morales

Advancement Coordinator

Email
brittney.morales@cgu.edu

Marketing & Communications

The Marketing & Communications team supports the university through media outreach, print/online publications, and social media and assists with both internal and external communication efforts. If you need assistance with a communications-related project, we offer concept development, copywriting and editing, graphic design for print and web, and photography and videography (contingent on availability of resources). Please contact the Office with requests.

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Bryan Elliott

Director of Marketing

Email
bryan.elliott@cgu.edu
Phone
909-607-9224
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Silvia Liu

Content Marketing Strategist

Email
hsiao-hua-silvia.liu@cgu.edu
Phone
909-621-8396
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Alegria Martinez

Social Media Specialist

Email
alegria.martinez@cgu.edu
Phone
909-607-3216
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Robert Mulry

Marketing Communications Strategist

Email
robert.mulry@cgu.edu
Phone
909-607-3298
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Gina Pirtle

Senior Digital Designer

Email
gina.pirtle@cgu.edu
Phone
714-809-7805