Associate Dean, Alumni & DevelopmentPhone: 919-613-7217
Kate Buchanan A.B’92, J.D., leads the Duke Law School Alumni and Development Office, which manages the school’s alumni relations and fundraising programs. These programs include major and principal gift fundraising; annual giving; alumni relations; stewardship; and advancement services. She also oversaw the Law School’s portion of Duke University’s $3.25 billion Duke Forward Campaign, a seven-year campaign that began in 2010 and concluded June 30, 2017. The Alumni and Development Office raised over $132 million in support of the Law School during the campaign
Assistant Dean for Alumni & Development and Senior Lecturing FellowPhone: 919-613-7175
Geoff Krouse, A.B. ’93, J.D. ’97 is Assistant Dean for Alumni & Development and a Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke Law School. As Assistant Dean, Geoff manages the Major Gifts and Annual Giving teams, drives critical strategic fundraising initiatives, and serves as Regional Director in key alumni markets like New York. Geoff has practiced law for almost 20 years in the areas of corporate finance, private equity, and mergers & acquisitions, and remains Of Counsel at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, where he had been a Partner.
Janse Haywood was a member of the Law School’s Dean’s Office Staff for over 37 years. She served in a myriad of capacities including as assistant to the current and four former Deans. She has served on the staff of the Duke Law Magazine since its creation in the 1980s, and is currently the editor of alumni notes for both print and web. In the Alumni & Development Office she works on various special projects.
Assistant to the Associate DeanPhone: 919-613-7256
Rachel is the assistant to the associate dean in the Alumni & Development Office. In this role, she assists the associate dean with her schedule and serves as the primary liaison with alumni, students, faculty, and staff who are interested in contacting the associate dean. She also oversees special projects assigned by the associate dean.
Regional and Major Gifts and Annual Giving
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.
Halley Bogart joined the Law School in February 2013 and acts as Regional Director, traveling to the mid-Atlantic region and Chicago. In her travels, Halley meets with alumni and friends to cultivate philanthropic engagement with a focus on major and planned gifts. Halley has been at Duke since 2010, first with Duke Health Development & Alumni Affairs and then at the Law School as the reunion giving officer. She has a B.A. with distinction from the University of Virginia and is involved locally as a board member and volunteer with several nonprofits.
Director of Annual Giving and Regional Director of DevelopmentPhone: 919-613-7015
Suzanne MacKinnon is Director of Annual Giving and Regional Director of Development. In this role, Suzanne oversees all aspects of the Law School’s annual giving program, and will travel to Boston and other key regions, to work with alumni interested in supporting the Law School’s Annual Fund and other philanthropic priorities. Prior to joining the Law School Suzanne served as Senior Assistant Director, Alumni and Leadership Giving for the Duke Annual Fund, where she managed undergraduate comprehensive reunion campaigns, and directed other Annual Fund programs and priorities.
Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Young AlumniPhone: 919-613-7010
Kate joined the Law School in January 2014 and acts as the Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Young Alumni. She is responsible for managing several annual giving programs, concentrating on students and young alumni. Those programs include the Class Gift, Class Agent, Law Firm Challenge, and Blueprint Benefactors. In addition, Kate is responsible for managing the 5th and 10th year classes during their Reunion cycle. Through these programs, Kate works with volunteers and staff to ensure high participation and campaign success.
Assistant Director of Annual Giving, ReunionPhone: 919-613-7150
As the Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Reunion, Lauren manages the 15th-60th reunions working with the committee’s leadership to promote attendance and class gift support. Lauren’s travel responsibilities include the Midwest to Philadelphia, central and northern Florida, along with other regions as necessary to cultivate engagement for the Law School’s Annual Giving program and other philanthropic priorities. Lauren joined the Law School in July 2016. She is a 2000 graduate of Duke University (B.A. Sociology, B.A.
As Research and Development Coordinator, Jenny oversees prospect management and research responsibilities, including documenting proposals and gift officer contacts, analyzing lists of top prospects, and generating reports to assist development officers with their work. She also manages special constituency networking and fundraising projects, and assists development officers with travel calendars and prospect appointments. Prior to joining the Alumni & Development Office, Jenny held positions of progressive responsibility with Duke TIP. She is a graduate of Duke (A.B., religion, 2002) and East Carolina University (A.B., art history, 2006).
Caitlin Shaw is the director of alumni engagement for Duke Law School. In this role, she oversees initiatives that engage alumni, students, faculty, and friends with one another and with the Law School. Caitlin serves as the staff liaison for the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors, coordinates Reunion Weekend programming, and connects alumni volunteers with opportunities for lifelong engagement with Duke Law. Before assuming the role of director, she served as assistant director of alumni and constituent programs. Prior to joining the Law School Alumni & Development Office, she served as assistant director for Duke University Student Involvement, University Center Activities and Events.
Conner Croxson is the alumni engagement coordinator at Duke Law School. In this role, she oversees the Duke Law regional alumni volunteer program, including recruiting alumni to serve as regional volunteers and planning and implementing regional alumni programs. She has a B.A. from Elon University and is involved locally as a volunteer with several nonprofit organizations.
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.
Advancement Services AssistantPhone: 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.
As the Sr. Administrator of Donor Relations, Janet is responsible for managing the Law School’s comprehensive Donor Relations program. This includes reporting on major endowed funds such as scholarship and professorships, acknowledging all gifts to the Law School, stewarding named scholars and donors, and managing yearly events such as the Scholarship & Fellowship Luncheon and the spring Thank-a-Thon. She also prepares custom stewardship projects and works with our donors throughout the year. Janet received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.F.A. in creative writing from North Carolina State University. She joined the Law School in 2007.