YSU Foundation fully staffed for expanded role

Foundation staff

Members of the YSU Foundation staff are, from left, front row: Paul McFadden, president; Kaitlyn Pinter, development associate; Mandy Shina, database administrator; Heather Chunn, vice president; Lorrie Durkin, director of stewardship; and Chris Bosela, accounting liaison. Second row: Brian Nord, development officer; Diane Playforth, director of finance; David Lee Morgan, Jr., development officer; Brian Wolf, development officer; David Baker, annual giving coordinator; Chaney Nezbeth, development officer; Dan Kopp, development officer.

The YSU Foundation, the designated philanthropic arm of the university, is now fully staffed with 13 employees, all YSU alums.

“We are thrilled to have a staff of dedicated individuals who are committed to serving the university and its students,” said Paul McFadden, Foundation president.

Foundation offices are located in Fok Hall, formerly Alumni House, on Wick Avenue but will relocate across the street to Melnick Hall early next year.

The YSU Board of Trustees and the YSU Foundation Trustees reached an agreement in November 2014 that transferred all development functions to the Foundation.

With more than $225 million in assets, the YSU Foundation is the largest endowment of any of the public universities in Northeast Ohio, providing more than $7 million in scholarships for YSU students every year.