Wendy Sumner-Winter has been appointed as the Director of Stewardship and Donor Engagement at Christian Brothers University (CBU). In this newly created position, Sumner-Winter will lead the University’s efforts to enhance its commitment to donors and increase its stewardship activities. As an integral part of Advancement, she will oversee planning, strategy development, and implementation of activities to increase communication and connections with donors.
As a CBU alum, Sumner-Winter is excited to be back on campus. “I am a native Memphian with deep roots and deep love for this city. I believe that Christian Brothers University is a cornerstone of this community, and I’m proud to be a part of it.”
Stewardship and working with donors is not new to Sumner-Winter. Previously, she served as the Alumni & Constituents Relations Coordinator at the University of Memphis and Executive Assistant & Development Coordinator at Harwood Center. In addition, Sumner-Winter serves as a contributing editor of The Pinch, the international literary and arts journal, is on the editorial board of Orphan Press Books, and has been a lecturer at the University of Memphis and owner/curator of the Midtown Artist Market Gallery.
“We are very excited to welcome Wendy back to CBU and as a member of the Advancement team,” states Steve Crisman, Vice President for Advancement. “She brings with her a strong enthusiasm for the Lasallian mission of the University and a commitment to nurture our connections with our donors, alumni and community. Wendy will also be a big part of refining how we steward the gifts that have sustained and will sustain CBU.”
Sumner-Winter earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from The University of Memphis and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Religious Studies from Christian
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