Contact Advancement

The University Advancement staff is happy to assist you with your questions. The Advancement division consists of several departments designed to better serve the University’s alumni, parents, and friends. If you do not know which department to contact, please use the information below.

4600 Sunset Avenue
Jordan Hall – Lower Level
Indianapolis, IN 46208
317-940-9469
gifts@butler.edu

Administration
Jonathan Purvis
Jonathan Purvis
Vice President – University Advancement

Jonathan Purvis, a respected leader in higher education advancement with 19 years of experience, has been named Butler University’s Vice President for Advancement.

Jonathan comes to Butler from Indiana University where he has served as Vice President for Development and Regional Campuses. Previously he served as Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations for the Indiana University School of Education and Senior Director for Capital Projects at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to that Jonathan held progressive development responsibilities at the IU Foundation ranging from Executive Director of Special Gifts and Annual Giving to Assistant to the President.

"Jonathan possesses an exceptional depth of experience at the highest levels of the advancement profession," said Butler University President James Danko. "His proven success in development and demonstrated leadership in higher education make him exactly the right person to lead Butler toward achieving our ambitious fundraising objectives."

Jonathan holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential (CFRE) and has taught a variety of fundraising courses at Indiana University. He is a frequent presenter with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and a contributing author to the third edition of the acclaimed Achieving Excellence in Fundraising. He holds a BA in English and Master of Public Affairs, both from Indiana University.

Having grown up in Noblesville in a family of Butler alumni, Jonathan is excited to return to central Indiana to be part of the Butler community. He is joined by his wife Brittany, daughter Sophie and son Joshua.

Betsy Weatherly
Betsy Weatherly
Senior Executive Director of Advancement

The role of Sr. Executive Director for University Advancement & Campaign Director is charged with the following responsibilities in support of University Advancement’s purpose to connect and engage the Butler University community. University Advancement maximizes philanthropy in support of Butler’s mission. 

  1. Provide strategic direction and leadership for all operations that support major gift fundraising 

  1. Ensure University Advancement division operational alignment with expectations of the Office of the President  


Gina Donahue
Gina Donahue
Administrative Manager
Lisa Hamilton
Lisa Hamilton
Advancement Operation Project Coordinator
Advancement Services
Stacey Orme
Executive Director of Advancement Services
Christopher Burwell
Christopher Burwell
Director of Advancement Information Services
Mark Clark
Mark Clark
Bonnie Danison
Sr Gift and Records Specialist
Andrea Freund
Andrea Freund
Advancement Researcher
Lindsay Hummel
Wendy Koerner
Wendy Koerner
Director of Advancement Research
Marie Neumann
Gift and Records Specialist
Community Engagement
Jennie Jones
Jennie Jones
Director, Butler Community Engagement
Taylor Hensley
Associate Director Butler Community Engagement
Chelsea Hennessy
Chelsea Hennessy
Associate Director of Development
Megan Peabody
Megan Peabody
Associate Director of Butler Community Engagement
Annual Giving
Amorelle Gunst
Amorelle Gunst
Annual Giving Program Manager
Samantha Wodecki
Samantha Wodecki
Director of Annual Giving
Office of Development/Scholarships
Mark Brouwer
Mark Brouwer
Executive Director, Development
Max Harper
Allison Hightower
Allison Hightower
Associate Director of Development
Patti Lamb
Administrative Specialist
Corporate & Foundation Relations
Lindsey Daugherty
Lindsey Daugherty
Assistant Director, Foundation Relations
Advancement Operations
Thomas Deuschle
Thomas Deuschle
Executive Director of Advancement Operations
Emily Thornton
Emily Thornton
Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship
Matt Brookshire
Matt Brookshire
Associate Director Advancement
Larry Clow
Larry Clow
Senior Associate Director of Digital Outreach and Communication

Larry Clow is a writer, editor, and marketing and communications specialist with a focus on higher education. He has been writing professionally since 2002 and his work has appeared in a number of publications throughout New England. He also spent four years as an undergraduate adjunct instructor and taught composition and rhetoric, critical thinking, and nonfiction writing.

He received his MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in 2012 and was the recipient of the MFA Program’s Young Dawkins III Prize that year. From 2014 to 2016, Clow was the founding editor of The Sound, a weekly news, arts, and culture publication based in Portsmouth, NH. From 2016 to 2019, he was a member of the UNH communications and marketing team, first as a freelance feature writer for UNH Magazine and a variety of campus publications and later as the production editor for UNH Extension. 

Clow joined the Butler University Advancement staff in 2019. He earned his Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Specialist certification in 2022.

Jennifer Gunnels
Jennifer Gunnels
Associate Director, Advancement Communications
Caitlin Schile
Associate Director – Advancement Marketing
Rosie Tarlton
Associate Director of Stewardship and Compliance
Office of Development/Planned Giving
Michael Eikenberry
Michael Eikenberry
Executive Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving
Jessica Balser
Meagan Burton-Krieger
Meagan Burton-Krieger
Principal Gifts
Graham Honaker
Graham Honaker
Executive Director of Principal Gifts
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Initiatives and Family Philanthropy
Danny Kibble
Executive Director, Advancement for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Initiatives & Family Philanthropy