2017-2018 Board of Directors

Executive Committee 

PRESIDENT
Carolyn Kozuch DeFrancesco, J.D.
Director of Planned Giving Elon University
Elon, NC

VICE PRESIDENT
Geoff Graham
Associate Vice Chancellor
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC

TREASURER
Susan R. Gutterman, JD
Endowment Director
Jewish Foundation of Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

SECRETARY
Nancy Beard, CFRE
President
UCHS Foundation
Newton, NC

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Greg Abeyounis, CFRE 
Associate Vice Chancellor for Development
East Carolina University Foundation, Inc.
Greenville, NC

Jamie Hayes, MA, MPA, CFRE
Executive Director, Western Carolinas
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Charlotte, NC

Julie Heinitsh, M.Ed.
Major Gifts Officer
Eliada Homes, Inc.
Asheville, NC

Andrea Jenkins
Director of Development, Major and Planned Gifts
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC

Jim Kelley, CFRE
Director of Development
Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

 

Lee Knight, JD
Legacy Gift Planning Advisor
UNC Wilmington
Wilmington, NC

David Masich
Executive Director of Gift Planning
North Carolina State University

 

Crystal Thompkins, CAP®
VP, Director of Relationship Management
BNY Mellon Planned Giving
Greensboro, NC

Stephen R. Watt, CFRE
Assistant VP for Development and Gift Planning
The University of North Carolina General Administration
Chapel Hill, NC