Tonki Downs

Associate Director of Parent Leadership Giving & Major Gifts Advancement
Education Class of '96, M'09, P'24
Tonki Downs

A 1996 graduate of St. Lawrence, Tonki became the Associate Director of Parent and Leadership Giving and Major Gifts in July 2018.  She brings over 20 years of experience working at St. Lawrence primarily in Admissions where she culminated her tenure in that office as Director of Transfer Admissions and Associate Director of Admissions.  She served most recently on campus as Coordinator of Student Experiences in Community Based Learning where she was charged with the professional and leadership development of student mentors.

In addition to her BA in English and fine arts, Tonki also received a Masters of Counseling and Human Development degree from St. Lawrence in 2009.  As an undergraduate student she was a member of the field hockey team, Tri-Delta sorority, studied abroad in London, and pursued her love of art while working in the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery.

Tonki lives in Canton with her husband, Chris (men’s head basketball coach), and three children, Andy, Christopher, and Winnie.

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