Annual Giving & Laurentian Engagement Staff

Kimberly Robinson Hissong '94
Executive Director

A 1994 graduate of St. Lawrence, Kim joined the Office of Annual Giving & Laurentian Engagement as the associate director in August of 1999, became director in July of 2003, and in 2012 executive director. The Office of Annual Giving & Laurentian Engagement is responsible for raising approximately $5 million in annual operating support for the University. In addition, the office coordinates Reunion Weekend, Homecoming Weekend, over 100 regional events per year and supports the work of over 500 volunteers. Kim is responsible for the overall management of the office and leads reunion fundraising and planning efforts for the 25th and 50th reunion milestones. Kim enjoys helping alumni maintain lifelong connections with each other and with the University.


Kim grew up in Canton where she lives with her family, including her son, Jack.

Barbara Knauf
Director of Annual Giving

Barbara has been promoted to the director of annual giving in the Office of Annual Giving & Laurentian Engagement.  In this role, she coordinates the day-to-day management of all aspects of the St. Lawrence Fund as well as secures leadership philanthropic support from alumni.  She has worked in advancement since August 2001 and has served in many roles including reunion planning to fundraising, volunteer management and annual fund leadership giving. 


Barbara earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

Anne Clements
Assistant Director for Calling All Saints and Undergraduate Giving
Anne joined the Office of Annual Giving and Laurentian Engagement in October 2012. She is responsible for the overall management and execution of the University’s Calling All Saints phone-a-thon program, the undergraduate giving and philanthropic education program and serves as the staff advisor to the Student-Alumni Association. In addition to these responsibilities, Anne is responsible for the hiring, training and managing of student workers during Reunion weekend and also plays a role in the coordination of the student component of the Laurentians in Residence program.

Originally from Cincinnati, Anne earned her Bachelor of the Arts degree in French and Women’s Studies from Denison University in Granville, OH. At Denison, she is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, was a managing member of the Student Calling Program and is still a dedicated volunteer for the University’s Annual Fund.

Amanda Fish

Associate Director of Annual Giving

Amanda joined the Office of Annual Giving & Laurentian Engagement in January of 2012, and has since been promoted to associate director of annual giving. She is responsible for the management of leadership giving in support of St. Lawrence’s annual fund. She also oversees and coordinates volunteer recruitment, training and engagement within the University’s Leadership Gifts Committee.

Amanda earned her BS from Vanderbilt University in 2007, majoring in Human and Organizational Development, and was captain of the women’s tennis team. She also earned her MBA from UNC-Charlotte with a concentration in sports management.



Haley Feickert '11
Assistant Director for Event Planning

Haley joined the Office of Annual Giving & Laurentian Engagement in June of 2012. As the assistant director for event planning, Haley is responsible for planning regional alumni events as well as Homecoming. Haley grew up in Canton, NY and earned her bachelor's degree in performance and communication arts from St. Lawrence.


While a student, Haley was a member of the Laurentian Singers, The Up Beats, and worked in the Admissions office. After graduation, Haley interned for SLU alumna Kathleen Colson at her Non-profit organization and then returned to work in Admissions at St. Lawrence before accepting her position in AG&LE. Haley looks forward to working with SLU alumni across the country to plan regional events and facilitating connections for all SLU alumni!

Jillian McKernan-Walley '93

Associate Director of Laurentian Engagement


Jillian McKernan-Walley joined the Office of Annual Giving & Laurentian Engagement as associate director of laurentian engagement in August 2013.  She is the staff contact for Reunion Planning Committees (excluding the 25th and 50th classes), coordinates volunteer recruitment and engagement for the reunion classes, and manages the my St. Lawrence online alumni community. Prior to her role in AG&LE, she was Associate Director of Career Services where she focused on alumni engagement and events, as well as student and alumni career advising.


Jillian graduated magna cum laude from St. Lawrence in 1993 with a double major in history and philosophy, and served on the Alumni Executive Council in 2010.  She received her master’s degree from Binghamton University, and remained there for 15 years working in roles directly related to alumni and career development. 


Dennis Morreale '07
Associate Director for Young Alumni Giving

Dennis joined the the Office of Annual Giving & Laurentian Engagement staff as assistant director in 2007, and was promoted to associate director of annual giving in July 2012.  Dennis earned his bachelor's degree from St. Lawrence with a double major in history and government.  He oversees a myriad of young alumni committees encompassing graduates of the last 15 years. He is also responsible for administering programs, crafting appeals and planning events that promote volunteerism and annual giving.  Originally from Corinth, NY, Dennis came to SLU as an Augsbury North Country Scholar, and during his undergraduate years he spent a semester abroad in France, participated in a University fellowship, and was a proud resident of the Green House Theme Cottage.  Still passionate about the liberal arts, Dennis spends most of his time out of the office painting landscapes or writing music.



Jordan Walker
Assistant Director for Reunion Fundraising


Jordan joined the Office of Annual Giving and Laurentian Engagement in June of 2013. He is the staff contact for the Reunion Development Committees (excluding the 25th and 50th classes) and coordinates volunteer recruitment, training, and engagement for the reunion classes to help achieve their participation and gift goals.


Jordan earned his Bachelor of the Arts degree in Politics from SUNY Potsdam. During his time at SUNY Potsdam, he was a member of Phi Mu Alpha, and spent a semester in Washington, DC working for a fundraising firm.


As an Eagle Scout, he enjoys the outdoors and utilizes much of what St. Lawrence County and it's scenic beauty has to offer.

Kari Hazelton
Kari has been with the University for 9 years.  She is responsible for office support, student worker management, and she manages the Brush Alumni House. 


Laurie Olmstead
Laurie has been with the University for 29 years; 14 in the Office of Annual Giving & Laurentian Engagement.  She provides support for the St. Lawrence Fund and the Calling All Saints program.


Naomi Weller
Naomi has been at the University since 2001.  She provides support for all non-presidential regional event programming and reunion-related programs.  Such programming includes functions related to planning and development committees and in addition to Reunion Weekend.

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