Corporate and Foundation Relations

OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT

110 Daniel Drive
Clemson, South Carolina 29631
Phone: 864-656-2121

STAFF

Ann Marie Alexander [Clemson University, Clemson, SC]Ann Marie Alexander
Sr. Director of Development
Corporate and Foundation Relations
Phone: 864-656-7013
amalex@clemson.edu

Ann Marie Alexander is the Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) for Clemson University. Ms. Alexander was born and raised in Clemson, South Carolina. She joined Clemson in 2005 as the Senior Director for Development for the College of Engineering and Science. She spent over ten years working in New York City in global marketing and sales at Mitsui & Co. (USA), Inc., an international trading company headquartered in New York City, NY.

Ms. Alexander holds degrees from Duke University, Columbia University (MA), and Fordham University (MBA). She has travelled extensively for her work in the steel industry in the private sector across the U.S., China and Japan. Ms. Alexander lived and worked in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan for two years. She also studied in Paris, France while an undergraduate student at Duke University.

The CFR team endeavors to establish and maintain long-term partnerships with corporations and foundations that result in support for the mission and priorities of Clemson University. In addition to leading the CFR team at Clemson, Ms. Alexander serves as the relationship manager for a significant portfolio of the university’s major corporate and foundation partners.

She has also been assigned to work on specific projects for the university, including S.C. SmartState Endowed Chairs and the Watt Family Innovation Center.


Anne Barr [Clemson University, Clemson, SC]Anne Barr
Director of Development
Corporate and Foundation Relations
Phone: 864-918-2930
eabarr@clemson.edu

Ms. Anne Barr was born and raised in Florida, and lived in New York City and Chicago prior to moving to Greenville in 2002. She spent over eleven years in New York City, holding a variety of positions in the shoe industry focusing on marketing, product development/manufacturing, and as National Sales Manager for the largest import division of US Shoe. In addition, she has consulted to private sector and non-profit organizations, and worked as Head of Development for the Greenville County Museum of Art prior to joining Clemson in 2013.

Ms. Barr holds degrees from Davidson College (BA) and Bank Street College of Education (MS Ed). She was an exchange student in Japan during high school and in college and has travelled extensively in Europe, Asia, South Africa, and throughout the United States.

She serves as the relationship manager for a significant portfolio of major corporate and foundation partners focusing on automotive engineering, packaging science/graphic communications, and wood utilization and design.

Ms. Barr has served on the Weiss and Graziano boards at Children’s Memorial Hospital (Chicago), as a member of Leadership Greenville Class 34 and mentor to Class 35, and served on the Leadership Greenville Advisory Board. She has also served on the Greenville Community Foundation grants review board.


Brandon Cochran [Clemson University, Clemson, SC]Brandon Cochran
Associate Director of Development
Corporate and Foundation Relations
Phone: 864-617-4288
jbcochr@clemson.edu

Mr. Brandon Cochran joined the Corporate and Foundation Relations team at Clemson University in March 2015. Prior to joining Clemson University, he worked in various aspects of fundraising with other higher education institutions.

As an Associate Director of Development, Mr. Cochran serves as the relationship manager for a significant portfolio of major corporate and foundation partners focusing on initiatives and programs within College of Engineering and Science, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, and College of Business and Behavioral Sciences.

Mr. Cochran earned degrees from the College of Charleston (BA and BS) in 2004 and Charleston Southern University (MBA) in 2010.


Amber Day [Clemson University, Clemson, SC]Amber Day
Development Coordinator
Corporate and Foundation Relations
Phone: 864-656-2247
day6@clemson.edu

Ms. Amber Day has served as the Development Coordinator for the Corporate and Foundation Relations team at Clemson since December 2014. In her role, she manages the team's communication, marketing, and stewardship efforts. Ms. Day is a two-time graduate of Clemson University, completing her Bachelor's degree in English in 2013 and her Master's degree in Professional Communication in 2016.

While a student at Clemson, Ms. Day served as the Editor-in-Chief for Taps yearbook and the Executive Editor for Decipher magazine. 


Betsy Mudge [Clemson University, Clemson, SC]Betsy Mudge
Director of Development
Corporate and Foundation Relations
Phone: 864-656-5655
emudge@clemson.edu

Ms. Betsy Mudge has been a member of the Corporate and Foundation Relations team at Clemson since 2010. She graduated from Clemson in December 1983 with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

Ms. Mudge worked for DuPont in various roles and locations in Information Systems for 19 years before joining CFR.

As Director of Development, Ms. Mudge serves as the relationship manager for a significant portfolio of major corporate and foundation partners focusing on the Watt Family Innovation Center, Clemson Computing and Information Technology (CCIT), School of Computing, and the College of Engineering and Science.


Kellie Marlatt [Clemson University, Clemson, SC]Kellie Marlatt
Administrative Coordinator
Corporate and Foundation Relations
Phone: 864-656-5538
kmarlat@clemson.edu

Ms. Kellie Marlatt has been an Administrative Coordinator for the Corporate and Foundation Relations team for over 3 years. She enjoys being a member of this important group in her role of assisting the development officers in their efforts to raise money for the university, its students, and programs.

Ms. Marlatt and her husband, Jeff, owned two upscale gift shops in Florida prior to moving back to South Carolina to be closer to her family in Hendersonville, NC, where she grew up. She also enjoyed working as an Administrative Assistant at a law firm in Seneca for 5 years.


Devon Stein [Clemson University, Clemson, SC]Devon Stein

Director of Foundation Relations
Corporate and Foundation Relations
Phone: 864-656-2165
dastein@clemson.edu

Ms. Devon Stein manages Foundation Relations for Clemson University. She assumed this role in August 2014 and works with the Office of Sponsored Programs, faculty members, and university administrators to build and coordinate relationships with foundations and, ultimately, successful proposals that advance the mission of Clemson University.

Before coming to Clemson, she managed corporate and foundation relations at St. Lawrence University in Northern New York. Ms. Stein has a Bachelor's degree in English literature from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, and an Master's degree in art history from Binghamton University (SUNY).


Donna Strickland [Clemson University, Clemson, SC]Donna Strickland
Administrative Coordinator
Corporate and Foundation Relations
Phone: 864-656-5733
dmstric@clemson.edu

Ms. Donna Strickland has been an Administrative Coordinator for Corporate and Foundation Relations since 2012. In her role, she supports the CFR Development Officers in their efforts to raise money for the university, its students, and programs. She has been an Administrative Assistant for 23 years at four different colleges.

Ms. Strickland received her Bachelor's degree at the University of Mount Olive in Wilmington, NC.