Susan Reilly

Senior Development Director, KU Endowment
Primary office:
1891 Constant Ave., Lawrence, KS 66047


Solicits major gifts and annual gifts in support of the stated needs of the School.
Assists Team Leader with programs for prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship for prospective and present major gift donors to the School of Engineering and the University of Kansas. 
Works with the dean, department chairs, Association officers and professional staff, University administrators, faculty, and volunteer leaders as needed to meet development goals.
Assists in the coordination, preparation and development of major gift proposals ($25,000 +) to School of Engineering prospects for presentation by the University Chancellor, the Dean of the School, Endowment Association staff, and volunteer leaders.
Assists with developing and implementing annual and long-range goals, objectives, and strategies to meet the private support needs of the School of Engineering consistent with the overall plan of KU Endowment.
Serves as staff point-of-contact for CEAE, Mechanical Engineering departments, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts.

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