What We Do

Our Mission:

The mission of Biola University's Office of University Advancement is to cultivate engagement and generosity towards the university, and to facilitate the journey towards the Biola of tomorrow.

Contact Us:

  • For general questions regarding the Office of University Advancement, contact the Executive Assistant to the Interim Vice President: (562) 944-0351 x3843 | katie.hendrickson@biola.edu
  • For questions regarding your giving to the university, contact Advancement Services: (562) 903-4774 | adv.services@biola.edu

Offices & Services

Department Members

AllAdvancement Communications and MarketingAdvancement DivisionAdvancement OperationsAlumni and Family EngagementAnnual GivingCMRDevelopment DivisionFoundation Relations and Capital ProjectsMajor and Planned Gifts
Heather Cordell
Interim Vice President for Advancement
Kira McCracken
Associate Vice President for Advancement
Katie Hendrickson
Executive Assistant to the Interim Vice President for Advancement and the AVP for Advancement
Hilary Dempster
Director of Advancement Communications & Marketing
Digital Marketing Manager
Kyle Kohner
Advancement Communications Coordinator
Assistant Director of Alumni & Family Engagement
Laura Fong
Alumni Engagement & Student Transitions Manager
Veronica Sansonetti
Alumni & Family Care Coordinator
Sam Sim
Advancement Events Manager
Amy Weaver
Director of Annual Giving
Abigail Moore
Annual Giving & Engagement Manager
Ann Shepherd
Director of Foundation Relations
Evelyn DenOuden
Senior Director of Advancement Operations
Craig Belanger
Director of Development Research
Kelvin Hom
Business Sys Analyst, ADV
Senior Research Analyst
George Hsing
Asst Dir, Adv Business Svs
Yolanda Wright
Assistant Director of Gift Operations
Kathy Chiang
Manager of Gift Operations
Joshua Johnson
Data Analyst, Advancement
Director, Center for Marriage and Relationships
Alisa Grace
Co-Director, Center for Marriage & Relationships
Chelsea Smith
Admin Asst to Center Directors
Scott Singletary
Senior Director of Major and Planned Gifts
Eric Knudson
Regional Development Director
Regional Development Director
Regional Development Director, Director of Ruby Women
Denise Migeot
Donor Relations Specialist
Julie Cimino
Regional Development Director for Northern California
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