2017 has been a year of growth for the College of Health and Human Sciences development team. Kim Winger and Victoria Keller have both been promoted to new roles, and three new employees have joined the team: Kelsey Burket, Karrie Butler, and Caitlyn Sheehan.
Kim Winger was recently promoted to the role of executive director of development in recognition of her successful leadership for the past seven years, collaborative track record, and major gift fundraising achievements. Winger’s promotion is being supported by University Advancement and as part of her expanded role, she will dedicate time to serving UA in leading a principal gifts pod, where she will help guide strategies for CSU’s most generous donors to increase the number of major gifts to the University. Winger received her degree in industrial distribution from Texas A&M in 1997 and has held several positions in marketing, sales, and fundraising. Winger and her family have lived in the Fort Collins community since 2008, and she is involved with WomenGive, WISH (Women Investing in Strategies for Health), volunteering in her children’s school, and attending Ram Athletic events. Kim holds the CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive ) credential, and is passionate about helping donors celebrate their philanthropic goals.
Another change in the CHHS team is the promotion of Victoria Keller to director of development. With Keller’s experience and major gift fundraising success, she is well- poised to provide expanded leadership and supervision, focus on CHHS top tier donors, and oversight of the CHHS Executive Leadership Council. Keller is a double alumna of CSU, earning her undergraduate degree in social work and her graduate degree in adult and community education. Her experience in creating impact through philanthropy has helped the college meet multi-million dollar goals since 2011. Keller also directs the college’s history efforts through the Legacies Project. Prior to working in Advancement, Keller was a youth and family counselor for Larimer County, and she founded the Office for Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs (SLVP) at CSU (now SLiCE), serving as the director for 18 years. For Keller, giving back is a priority, and she is passionate about connecting people and industry with the inspired work at CSU.
Kelsey Burket is the new assistant director of development, focused on fundraising, corporate and foundation relations, Alumni Awards, annual giving, and faculty/staff development support. Burket joined the college in the summer of 2017 from the CSU’s College of Natural Sciences. Prior to joining the CSU community, she worked for the Walton Family Foundation where she was on the K-12 Education team. Previously, she worked for the American Indian College Fund in various roles. Burket earned a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from the University of Colorado, Denver in 2015 and she has a bachelor’s degree in politics from the University of San Francisco. In her current role, Burket works to build relationships and generate philanthropic support for the college’s students, facilities, research, and outreach.
Karrie Butler is the assistant director of development, focused on development operations, scholarship program oversight, donor stewardship and events. Butler began working at CSU in 2002 and joined the college in the summer of 2017. She has held various positions, starting in development at CSU Athletics where she managed events and donor relations. She brings vast campus experiences and relationships to the college where she oversees scholarship management and donor relations, gift acknowledgment and stewardship strategy, event planning, and other development operations. Butler is currently working on her master’s degree in management with a specialization in strategic innovation and change management and is excited to become a CSU alumna. She holds a B.S. in communication, emphasis in advertising and PR, and minor in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.
Caitlyn Sheehan started in her job as the new development operations coordinator on Dec. 1, 2017. She will manage the donor acknowledgement process, support scholarship program and events, and provide administrative support for the development team. Sheehan is an alumna of CSU and served as a student employee with the development team while earning her bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies and minors in business administration and gerontology. Upon graduation, she served as the admissions director for Columbine Health Systems for five years. Sheehan also serves as the head of the Games Organizing Committee for the Special Olympics of Northern Colorado. Her passion to make a difference in individuals’ lives will build relationships and assist donors to support their philanthropic goals.