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Corporate and Foundation Relations

CFR Team [Clemson University, Clemson, SC]

OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT

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

Ann Marie Alexander [Clemson University, Clemson, SC]Ann Marie Alexander
Sr. Director of 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. She was born and raised in Clemson, South Carolina. Ann Marie 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.

Ann Marie 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. She 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.

Ann Marie has also been assigned to work on specific projects for the university, including S.C. SmartState Centers of Economic Excellence and the Watt Family Innovation Center.  She is a member of the inaugural Clemson University President’s Leadership Institute, Upstate Alliance, and Leadership South Carolina class of 2018. 


Sarah Arbogast [Clemson University, Clemson, SC]Sarah Arbogast
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Phone: 330-354-7096
sarboga@clemson.edu

Sarah Arbogast came to Clemson University in 2011 to pursue her Master’s Degree in Communication, Technology & Society (MACTS) while launching her career in community relations in Greenville. After graduation, she played a lead role planning and carrying out strategic marketing programs for clients across industries including healthcare, education, finance and industrial equipment.

Sarah helped launch the inaugural iMAGINE Upstate Festival in 2014 and took the lead directing the program for Clemson University in 2015. In this role, she was named director of the Upstate SC STEM Collaborative to drive economic development through K-20 education. Joining CFR, her main objective is to elevate effective collaborations between industry leaders and Clemson University.  

Sarah serves as the relationship manager for a significant portfolio of major corporate and foundation partners focusing on the College of Business, the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, and the College of Science.


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

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.

Anne 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.

Anne 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.

She 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.


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

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.

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

As Director of Development, Betsy 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, Computing and Applied Sciences.


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

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.

Kellie 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.


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

Amber Padgett 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. Amber 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, Amber served as the Editor-in-Chief for Taps yearbook and the Executive Editor for Decipher magazine.  


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

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.

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