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Women in Medicine and Science - School of Medicine - Wayne State University


The WSUSOM Women in Medicine & Science Group invites you to join us for a special interactive discussion: 

"Fundraising in Higher Ed and How it Works at Wayne State: An Interactive Panel Event"

Join us for this upcoming virtual event to connect with your colleagues and learn about fundraising and how to pursue potential support for your project, mission or group. Participants will learn the background and process of fundraising, how to identify potential donors, and who at Wayne State may be able to assist your fundraising efforts. 

A panel of WSU professionals with substantial and diverse fundraising experience representing multiple advancement disciplines will share their expertise and answer questions on how to get started and raise funds for your organization.  This virtual event is open to faculty, employees and students. 

When: Monday, September 20, 2021

Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 


Julie Burtch, Director, Foundation Relations  

Jim Dauer, Senior Major Gift Officer, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  

Bree Kneisler, Associate Director, Campaigns, School of Medicine 

Jeanine Simnick, Director, Annual Giving 

Tracy Utech, Associate Vice President for Principal Giving and Campaign Director 

Special panel guest: Alisa Moldavanova, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Coordinator, Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management 

Moderator: Olena Danylyuk , PhD, Technology Commercialization, Provost & VP Academic Affairs, WIMS 



To submit questions or topics that you would like the panel to address, or for more information, contact Olena Danylyuk at