alumnae & development

Meet the Staff

Our staff consists of the alumnae office and the development office. We also coordinate Homecoming and Reunion, as well as Sweet Briar Days and other localized events.


Major Gifts and Planned Giving

Margaret (“Margie”) Lippard
Director of Major and Planned Giving
(434) 381-6538
[email protected]

Sheila Alexander
Development Grants Officer
(434) 381-6163
[email protected]

Jacqueline (“Jacque”) Penny ’71
Director of Boxwood Circle
(434) 381-6533
[email protected]

Melody Wallace
Major and Planned Gifts Administrative Assistant
(434) 381-6384
[email protected] 

Donor Relations and Operations

Donna Whitehouse
Director of Donor Relations and Prospect Management
(434) 381-6479
[email protected]

Susan Brown
Donor Relations Coordinator
(434) 381-6371
[email protected]

Sarah Lewis
Asstant Director of Development, Gifts Administration
(434) 381-6373
[email protected]

Bonnie L. Seitz ’01
Systems Specialist
(434) 381-6417
[email protected]

Katia Suntseva
Constituent Systems Manager
(434) 381-6482
[email protected]

Wanda Vest
Computer Support Assistant
(434) 381-6370
[email protected]

Vice President’s Office

Melissa (“Missy”) Gentry Witherow ’80
Director of Alumnae Relations & Annual Giving
and Interim V.P. for Alumnae and Development
(434) 381-6272
[email protected]

Dawn Gatewood
Executive Secretary to the Vice President for Alumnae and Development
(434) 381-6379
[email protected]

Alumnae Relations and Annual Giving

Donna Dodd ’16 & PA ’01
Assistant to the Director
(434) 381-6416
[email protected]

Kathryn Hoffmann-Loyd
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
(434) 381-6299
[email protected]

Marcy Farris
Alumnae Relations and Annual Giving Administrative Assistant
(434) 381-6242 
[email protected] 

Terry Mays
Director of Reunion and Parent Giving
(434) 381-6372
[email protected]

Dinah Watson
Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations
(434) 381-6318
[email protected]