Development staff directory
Donor Relations and Events
Executive Director, Donor Relations and Events
Phone: (804) 828-3383
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A member of the VCU team since 1999, Hoffler has a B.A. and an M.Ed., both from The College of William and Mary. She has 23 years of experience in stewardship, donor relations and university special events.
Jenn Papenfuse (M.P.A.’06/GPA; Cert.’06/GPA)
Senior Director, Stewardship Programs
Phone: (804) 828-0745
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A member of the VCU team since 2004 (she started as a student worker), Papenfuse has a B.A. the University of Virginia and an M.P.A. from VCU.
She won the DAR Team Spirit Award in 2012.
Stewardship Communications Specialist
Phone: (804) 828-3858
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Kyra joined VCU in May 2018 after nearly three years on the marketing team at The Steward School. She has a B.A. in journalism from Elon University and hopes to pursue a graduate degree at VCU. Her major duties include managing presidential gift acknowledgements and writing/overseeing donor award nominations, donor biographies, annual holiday mailings, and event communications. In her spare time, Kyra is an award-winning freelance writer whose work frequently appears in Richmond magazine, R•Home, and Richmond Bride. She lives with her husband, Tyler, and their two cats in the West End.
Engagement Events Specialist
Phone: (804) 827-8247
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Stephanie Monn is the donor engagement events specialist in the Office of Donor Relations. Monn plans regional and presidential-level salon events with regional giving, principal giving and VCU Alumni. She comes from the VCU School of Pharmacy, where she served as gift stewardship and special events coordinator since 2016. She has worked in nonprofit business strategy, marketing and customer service for more than 10 years. She is pursuing an M.B.A. from VCU and holds a B.S. in marketing and management from Portland State University.
Debrielle K. Williams (B.S. ’13/H&S)
Donor Relations Specialist
Phone: (804) 828-2049
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Debrielle Williams joined the VCU DAR staff while still an undergraduate in 2012. She previously served as an administrative assistant to the development coordinator at the nonprofit Greater Richmond SCAN. She obtained her bachelor's degree in sociology from VCU in 2013.
Anita D. Yearwood (B.S.’06/H&S; Cert.’14/GPA; M.P.A.’14/GPA)
Director of Stewardship Events
Phone: (804) 828-2875
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Anita Yearwood (B.S.’06/H&S; Cert.’14/GPA; M.P.A.’14/GPA) is director of stewardship events in the Office of Donor Relations. Yearwood is the lead event planner for strategic, creative, universitywide and other donor stewardship events. She comes from the VCU Institute for Contemporary Art, where she served as special events manager since 2016. She has more than 13 years of special event planning/strategy experience.