Contact the Staff


  • Jeff Coates

    Jeffrey Coates

    Associate Dean for Alumni & Development

    Phone: 919-613-7175

    Jeff has been the associate dean since April 2008. As Associate Dean, Jeff manages the Alumni & Development staff of fifteen and oversees all facets of the school's comprehensive advancement operation. Jeff is a member of the Duke University Development Cabinet, working closely with the Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development and other senior members of the University alumni relations and development staff.

  • Katharine Buchanan

    Assistant Dean, Alumni & Development

    Phone: 919-613-7217

    As Assistant Dean for Alumni & Development, Kate manages the Law School's team of Regional Directors of Development. She works closely with the Dean and the Associate Dean for Alumni & Development to plan and implement the Law School's principal and planned giving fundraising initiatives.  Kate worked for several years for two major research universities, and also practiced estate planning and tax exempt organizations law, before joining the Law School in December 2004.

  • Dawn Blalock

    Assistant to the Associate Dean for Alumni and Development

    Phone: 919-613-7256

    Dawn is Assistant to the Associate Dean of Alumni and Development.  She provides administrative, data, and board management support to the Associate Dean.  She also helps with the administration and management of the overall Alumni and Development office.   Dawn manages correspondences, travel, and donor relations for major donors and guests visiting and working on behalf of the Alumni and Development office.  She works closely with faculty, and staffs major development related activities and events as required.   Dawn has been at the Law School since 1998.

Regional and Major Gifts and Annual Giving

  • Sandra L. Good

    Regional Director

    Phone: 919-613-7011

    Sandra Good joined the Duke Law development staff in May 2012.   A 2001 Duke Law graduate, she has legal experience in both in private practice and state government, including a stint as a staff attorney at the North Carolina State Legislature.  Her travel responsibilities include California, Washington and Oregon as well as the state of North Carolina.    

  • Brendan Piper-Smyer

    Regional Director

    Phone: 919-613-7150

    After practicing law in the Boston area since 2003, Brendan joined the Duke Law School development staff in June of 2012. Brendan's primary focus is working with Law School alumni in the metropolitan New York region, including New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as alumni throughout Texas. His travel responsibilities also take him to South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and northern Florida, among other areas. Brendan graduated from Duke in 2000 with a B.A. in History and from Boston College Law School in 2003 with a J.D.

  • William A. Turner

    William A. Turner

    Senior Regional Director

    Phone: 919-613-7163

    Bill joined the Duke Law School development staff in March of 2012.  He has over a dozen years of fundraising experience in higher education, most recently serving for more than three years at the University Of Illinois College Of Law.  His travel responsibilities include eastern cities of Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, DC as well as Chicago and other Midwestern cities.


    Sally Christodoulou

    Development Assistant

    Phone: 919-613-8504

    As Development Assistant in the Alumni and Development Office, Sally provides support to the Assistant Dean for Alumni and Development and the Regional Directors.  Sally came to Duke Law School in March of 2011, prior to which she was employed in Medical Center Development at the University of Rochester.

  • Jean Brooks

    Director of Annual Giving

    Phone: 919-613-7015

    As the Director of Annual Giving, Jean is responsible for managing Duke Law School’s comprehensive annual giving program.  She oversees the reunion fundraising program, annual giving initiatives, the graduating class gift program, and the direct mail and phonathon programs.  In addition, Jean manages the Law School’s leadership giving society and assists with the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors.  Her travel focuses on New England as well as various additional areas as needed.  Jean graduated from Duke in 2000 with a B.A. in sociology.

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    Halley Bogart

    Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Reunion

    Phone: 919-613-8572

    Halley joined the Law School in February 2013  and acts as the Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Reunion.  Her primary responsibilities include managing the Reunion Giving program and the Reunion Committee volunteers.   Halley will also work closely with Alumni Relations team ensuring quality programming and high  attendance for Reunion.  

Alumni and Constituent Programs

  • Anna Parris Walker

    Director of Alumni and Constituent Programs

    Phone: 919-613-7214

    As the Director of Alumni and Constituent Programs, Anna connects alumni, students, faculty, and friends with one another and with Duke Law School.  An experienced attorney, Anna develops programs that offer intellectual, professional, and social enrichment to all members of the Duke Law community. 

  • Carol Lilley

    Alumni and Constituent Programs Assistant

    Phone: 919-613-7012

    As the Alumni and Constituent Programs Assistant, Carol focuses on promoting life-long engagement opportunities to various constituents. She coordinates external and internal alumni events, and provides overall alumni support to the Duke Law community. Carol joined the Law School in July 2012.

Advancement Services

  • Sondra Haithcock

    Development Services Coordinator

    Phone: 919-613-7017

    As the Development Services Coordinator, Sondra initiates accounting documents (journal entries, check requests, purchase orders, employee reimbursement forms, etc.) in accordance with GAP and clears all procurement card charges through the WORKS systems for the Office of Alumni & Development.  She also serves as the primary liaison with the Duke Office of Alumni and Development Records and processes all incoming gifts, pledges, and pledge payments sent to the Law School by donors in accordance with Gift Handling Guidelines.

  • Tamie Harbison

    Advancement Services Assistant

    Phone: 919-613-8534

    Tamie is the Advancement Services Assistant.   Tamie offers support to the director of advancement services as well as the advancement team.  While her main focus is managing the database and data related projects and offering backup support for the office, she is also responsible for managing the on-line donor files, major mailings, and a variety of other projects that support the overall mission of the team.

  • Janet Silber

    Stewardship & Communications Coordinator

    Phone: 919-613-8543

    Janet  is the Donor Relations Coordinator for the Alumni & Development Office.   In her role, she is responsible for acknowledging all gifts to the Law School, creating reports for endowed funds such as scholarships and professorships, stewarding donor and student relationships, and managing the yearly Scholarship Luncheon and Thank-a-Thons.  Janet has been at the Law School since 2007.

Duke University School of Law
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