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Kate Kaplan

Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Kate joined Heller in 2018 and is looking forward to meeting alumni this year, especially in advance of the school’s upcoming 60th anniversary. In addition to raising philanthropic resources in support of the Heller School’s mission, Kate will develop and expand upon existing engagement initiatives designed to provide meaningful opportunities for volunteerism, professional development, and events and programs for alumni. In her previous role at the Two Ten Footwear Foundation, Kate helped to build industry-wide engagement programs such as Footwear Cares and affinity groups such as the Women in Footwear Industry. She also recently served as president of the 100,000 member Tufts University Alumni Association, leading the association in strategic planning and fundraising. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College and a Master of Arts in Public Policy from Tufts University.

Phone: 781-736-3906 

Email: katekaplan@brandeis.edu

Office: 124

Courtney Lombardo

Associate Director of Development and External Relations

Courtney has worked in the development office at the Heller School since March 2007, under multiple Heller Deans, supporting alumni and students in many ways. She oversees the many fellowships offered at the Heller School and is motivated by meeting passionate and dedicated students every year. She works on special events ranging in size from small gatherings of alumni or donors to major events such as Heller reunions. Courtney partners with many departments to gather and disseminate information to Heller alumni. She also conducts detailed reporting and writes acknowledgments for all gifts to the Heller School. In addition to coordinating alumni solicitations, she also oversees the distribution of the Heller Annual Fund to students so they can further their Heller experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Bentley University.

Phone: 781-736-3808 

Email: clombard@brandeis.edu

Office: 120

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The Heller School
415 South Street, MS 035
Waltham, MA  02454-9110

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