Christendom College recently announced the hiring of Adam Wilson and Susie Twetten as the college’s new Director of Annual Giving and Associate Philanthropy Officer, respectively. Together, the two new hires expand and strengthen the college’s advancement team, which is in the midst of the ambitious $40 million Campaign for Christendom.
“These two new hires bring our advancement team at the college to full strength, and put us in a strong position to continue our fundraising growth this year. Adam and Susie are integral parts of a growth plan to ensure that we provide the highest level of service to our faithful supporters. I couldn’t be more delighted to have them as part of our team during this crucial time at the college,” said vice president for advancement Paul Jalsevac.
As the college’s first Director of Annual Giving, Wilson will be responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive program that protects the future of the college with a stable and consistently growing base of annual giving donors who are passionate about furthering the mission of the College. Adam will also build programs for the President’s Council, the College’s primary donor recognition society.
Before starting work at Christendom, Wilson was the director of communications and the managing editor of the Newman Guide for Choosing a Catholic College for the Cardinal Newman Society. During his time there, he played a key role in making it a leading resource for parents who are searching for a strong Catholic college for their children. He earned his B.A. from Christendom College, before earning his M.B.A. from James Madison University in 2016.
Susie Twetten will serve the college as an associate philanthropy officer, working closely with existing philanthropy officers Tim Flagg and David Costanzo. In her role, Twetten will work to build lasting relationships with donors who are interested in making significant gifts to the College, partnering with them to ensure that their generous gifts achieve their desired outcome.
Twetten brings a wealth of experience and a deep passion to her new role. She began her career serving as the director of marketing for the political talk show “The McLaughlin Group” and as a field producer for W-USA TV’s morning and evening news. She later worked as the director of development and head of admissions for an all-girls high school in D.C., and over the years has served on the board of several schools attended by her children. With years of experience in fundraising for schools in the Northern Virginia area and a deep passion for Catholic education, Twetten will be an integral addition to the college’s advancement staff.
For more information on the college’s advancement team and on the college’s Campaign for Christendom, please visit campaign.christendom.edu.