Senior Philanthropy Officer
Prior to joining Christendom in 2009, Tim spent 23 years in the information technology industry in sales, marketing and management. He has been an IT consultant for General Dynamics, Rockwell Intl., and Virginia Tech among others. He has held clearances with the federal government and has assessed and designed sensitive network systems for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Dept. of Homeland Security and a few other unnamed agencies. Tim holds an FCC license and is a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD – 1 of 9000 worldwide) through the Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI). Drs. Warren & Anne Carroll have been dear friends of the Flagg family since the early 1970’s and he enjoys working with the Advancement team. Tim likes being part of a mission which changes lives and saves lives. He feels honored to know Christendom’s donors and their dreams for restoring all things in Christ. Contact Tim Flagg by email at email@example.com.
David J. Costanzo
Director of Philanthropy
Prior to beginning his service at Christendom College in 2015, David served for six years at The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS), applying his skills in communications, marketing and development. Building on his historic achievements at CNS, David is ready to apply his heart for the New Evangelization to Christendom’s mission, “To Restore All Thing in Christ!” David brings more than 20 years’ business experience along with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Franciscan University. His areas of expertise include: New Evangelization and Catholic ministry, marketing, sales, non-profit development, banking, commercial real estate management, social media/cross media/digital marketing. David is excited to partner with the benefactors of Christendom College and looks forward to laboring beside them to assure their gifts achieve their desired goal. He is particularly passionate about the donor promise which states, “Together, we form the whole person to build a hopeful future.” He notes that “any amount of time, talent, treasure and prayer donated to Christendom will reap so much good for the Church. What a great gift to be a part of this incredible mission!” Contact David Costanzo by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone by calling his mobile 703.869.1169.
Melissa is honored to join the Christendom family in its noble mission to “restore all things in Christ.” With a B.S. degree in Theatre from Northwestern University and an M.F.A. degree in Acting from the Catholic University of America, Melissa brings outstanding communication skills and performance expertise to the Advancement Team. Prior to her position as Philanthropy Officer, Melissa served as a Chapter Development Officer for Legatus, successfully adding dozens of members to the organization and growing chapters throughout the West Region. Her top skill is relationship building, particularly with Catholic executives, leaders, and potential donors. As Christendom’s first Philanthropy Officer based on the West coast, Melissa is eager to introduce and to share the mission of the College with many new constituents, and to grow the Christendom donor base in a largely untapped area of the country. Passionate about the arts, the Catholic faith, and individuals in need, Melissa’s early career experience includes professional theatre, commercials, and film, university ministry, a decade of pro-life advocacy, service as a catechist, and English as a Second Language instruction. Melissa is blessed to continue her career as a Christendom College Philanthropy Officer, building partnerships with donors and advancing Catholic liberal arts education and relevant Catholic thought in the U.S. Based in San Diego, Melissa enjoys volunteering, hiking, dancing, traveling, and visiting family in her spare time. Contact Melissa Jagel by email at email@example.com or by phone by calling her mobile 818.257.3340.
Director of Alumni & Donor Relations
Vince graduated in 1998 with a BA in Philosophy and has been “restoring all things in Christ” for more than 20 years in various charitable organizations including research, medical, military, pro-family groups, and educational apostolates. Joining the Advancement team in May 2014, Vince is responsible for all aspects of alumni and donor relations. Specifically, Vince continues to build up our alumni community with the cooperation and support of the Alumni Advisory Council and Class Representatives. In addition, Vince will be demonstrating to donors the value of their financial support by means of creative and informative impact pieces. Vince has been happily married to Barbara Portzer (’95) since October 1998, and they are blessed with nine children. Contact Vince Criste by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone by calling 540.551.9180.
Danielle recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Christendom College in 2017 with a major in theology. She developed a deep appreciation and love for Christendom after transferring to the college after attending two universities in Canada, where she was born and raised. Christendom’s intimate size and its focus on the Faith provided a ready contrast to the large, secular institution she had previously attended, allowing her to thrive in an environment with fellow students and faculty who genuinely cared about her academic, social, and spiritual well-being and success. Danielle served as a member of the communications team for the President of the Treasury Board of Canada for two summers during her post-secondary studies. She also served as an assistant Admissions counselor during her three years at Christendom. During her last two summers, she worked as an Experience Christendom Summer Program counselor, sharing her passion for Christendom and the Faith with almost 600 high school students. As a student, Danielle participated extensively in the performing arts opportunities and many other extra-curricular activities. She started a club to visit a local nursing home to spread the joy and love of Christ to the elderly through music and conversation, and ran an initiative to support the women on campus by discussing important topics and issues faced by women in our society today. One of Danielle’s favorite aspects of Christendom is the incredible community, which extends even beyond campus and graduation. She is proud to be a part of building up such a strong community of people invested in seeing each other succeed in all areas of life. She is very excited to continue serving Christendom and its mission to restore all things in Christ by sharing her deep love of the college and assisting others in helping Christendom thrive! Contact Danielle at email@example.com or by calling 540.551.9238.
Director of Donor Engagement
Adam Wilson graduated from Christendom College in 2007 and returned in 2016 to take on the role of director of annual giving. In his new role, Adam manages the annual fund program and helps manage Christendom’s Principles publication. Before joining the Advancement team, he served in several roles at The Cardinal Newman Society, including as director of communications and as editor of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College. Adam earned his B.A. with a major in philosophy and a minor in theology. He subsequently earned his M.B.A. with a concentration in innovation from James Madison University. Adam is excited to contribute his skills to further the mission of Christendom College to Restore All Things in Christ. Contact Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540.551.9199.
Gift Processing & Acknowledgement Coordinator
Leslie is happy to assist any of our donors who may have questions regarding a donation they would like to give or have given. She will do all she can to honor your requests and make your experience with Christendom College a pleasant and memorable one. Contact Leslie Mathews by email at email@example.com or by phone by calling 540.551.9300.
Assistant Director of Advancement Services
Karl graduated from St. John’s College in 2008 with a BA in liberal arts. He joined the admissions team at St. John’s for the next two years, before earning his MS in library studies from Clarion University in 2011. After earning his master’s, Karl worked at Shenandoah University as the assistant director for data and records management for the college’s admissions office. As database and student employee manager, Karl is in charge of benefactor and alumni records for the college, responsible for managing all analytics and reports for the Advancement Office and keeping up-to-date on all things related to strategic data analysis for the college. In addition, Karl also hires, trains, and manages the student personnel of the advancement office, organizing and supervising the student calling program and mentoring the student employees as they progress through their collegiate careers. Contact Karl by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone by calling 540.551.9258.
Prospect Research and Foundation Manager
Before joining the Advancement Office in January 2014, Glen spent many years in academia, earning a BA in Liberal Studies focusing on Classical and British Literature, and a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies specializing in New Testament and Church History. As Research Analyst, he is responsible for fulfilling any requests for data that may prove beneficial to the Advancement Team and other staff members to continue to cultivate excellent relationships with our donors and friends. His interests include music that he is too young to appreciate but enjoys nevertheless, “Doctor Who” and its various spin-offs, and the history and liturgies of the Anglican Communion, particularly in relation to the Personal Ordinariates made possible by Pope-Emeritus Benedict XVI. Contact Glen McLeod by email at email@example.com or by phone by calling 540.551.9264.
Assistant to the Director of Development Operations
Roseanne serves as the primary processing point for constituent data entry and updates to the College’s central database and assists the DAOS by providing administrative and professional support in executing annual giving and day-to-day operations. Contact Roseanne Podlinsek by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Associate Philanthropy Officer
Thomas is a proud graduate of Christendom’s class of 2019. At Christendom, he earned his BA in Philosophy, served as the head male resident assistant his senior year and was awarded the Student Achievement Award upon graduation. Through his four years at Christendom, Thomas gained a wide variety of experiences and skills including financial and political internships in New York City and Capitol Hill. After his junior year abroad in Rome, Thomas felt deeply called to restore all things in Christ through his work post-graduation. He was delighted by the opportunity directly upon graduation to give back to his alma mater by serving Christendom’s wonderful benefactors, who made his time here as a student possible. Thomas enjoys building meaningful relationships with the Christendom Family on the east coast. He is fulfilled by empowering their passions, desires, and dreams and sharing with them the incredible and transformational impact they make on the lives of students here at Christendom. Thomas enjoys all things outdoors, horsemanship, rugby, and learning new trades. Contact Thomas at email@example.com or by mobile (203)-505-1808.
Alumni and Gift Planning Assistant
Isabella Reilly ’20 graduated Summa Cum Laude and earned Valedictory honors majoring in Philosophy while minoring in Theology. Additionally, Isabella received the Outstanding Senior Philosophy Major Award. Isabella worked in the Advancement Office as a student worker all four years of her undergraduate. Isabella also had the privilege of working in the advancement office of her local Catholic Charities which further solidified her commitment to Catholic non-profit fundraising. Upon finishing her last college semester, Isabella immediately joined the Christendom Advancement Office. In her current position, Isabella is honored to steward alumni and legacy donors through supporting the Alumni and Donor Relations Office as well as the Gift Planning Office. Her interests include art, music, dancing, sewing, and lots of reading. Contact Isabella at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 540.551.9259.
Donor Stewardship Coordinator
Annie Sullivan is the Donor Stewardship Coordinator and is thrilled to return to work for her alma mater. She recently graduated from Christendom College in May 2020, earning her B.A. in Philosophy. In the classroom, Annie fell in love with studying the truth of the Catholic Faith, the beauty of human nature, and the goodness found in the mission to “restore all things in Christ.” While studying at Christendom, she took part in many of the college’s extracurricular opportunities, theater and the Student Activities Council (SAC) being among her favorites. In her senior year, Annie was honored to serve Christendom as the Student Body President and head of SAC. In her various leadership roles on campus, she learned to love helping others find what she discovered herself at Christendom—a well-rounded, wholly Catholic education that is applicable to life. It is with great honor that Annie came back to work on the Christendom staff, receiving the opportunity to give back to a community that has done so much for her. Contact Annie at email@example.com or by calling (540) 551-9257.
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