As Director of Donor Relations, Valerie is responsible for all donor recognition and stewardship programs. Her previous roles in University advancement include assistant to the vice president for University advancement (2002-2007) and director of advancement services and stewardship (2008-2012).
A graduate of the University of Rochester, she also attended the Cooperstown Graduate Program where she studied American Folk Culture. Before joining the advancement world, she worked as a folklorist and paralegal. She has two sons and has lived in the North Country for more than 30 years.