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Katharine Buchanan

Associate Dean, Alumni & Development


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

Geoff Krouse

Assistant Dean for Alumni & Development
Senior Lecturing Fellow


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

Special Projects Assistant


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 five 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.

Kenzie Brendle

Assistant to the Deans for Alumni & Development


Kenzie Brendle joined Duke Law School in December 2019 as the Assistant to the Associate Dean and Assistant Dean for Alumni and Development. In this role, Kenzie supports the Deans in all tasks related to development, alumni relations, communications, marketing, and special projects. She also helps coordinate prospect management for the Associate and Assistant Dean, in coordination with Research and Development. Additionally, she serves as a resource to the Board of Visitors.

Regional and Major Gifts and Annual Giving

Sandra L. Good

Regional Director


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

Director of Strategic Initiatives and Regional Director of Development


Halley Bogart joined the Law School in February 2013.  As the Director of Strategic Initiatives, she serves as the primary fundraising liaison for the Law School's clinics and centers, focusing on individual, foundation, and corporate giving opportunities. She also leads other strategic fundraising initiatives, including working with the Law School’s Board of Visitors to enhance its positive impact on the Law School. In her Regional Director capacity, Halley travels to the DC and Chicago areas to meet with alumni and donors to the Law School and cultivate philanthropic engagement. 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.

Suzanne MacKinnon

Director of Annual Giving and Regional Director of Development


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.

Kelly Marcolini

Assistant Director of Reunion and Leadership Giving


Kelly Marcolini joined the Law School in May of 2019. She is responsible for the Reunion giving program where she will directly manage the 10th – 60th reunions while working with committee leadership to ensure high attendance and class gift support. Prior to joining the Law School, Kelly worked in the Duke Athletics Marketing department for seven years. She holds a B.S. and B.A. as a double major in marketing and management from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she graduated with magna cum laude honors.

Kate Shivar

Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Young Alumni


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.

Lauren Rice

Regional Director of Development


Lauren Rice joined the Law School in July 2016. As a Regional Director, Lauren travels to the Midwest (except Chicago), Southern California, Florida, Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, among other regions, to meet with alumni and donors to the Law School and cultivate philanthropic engagement. Lauren returned to Duke in the Fall of 2006, first working within Duke Athletics and then at Duke Law as the Assistant Director of Annual Giving for Reunions. She is a 2000 graduate of Duke University (B.A. Sociology, B.A. History) and was a four-year letter winner for the Duke Women’s Basketball team.

Jenny Light

Research and Development Coordinator


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).

Alumni Engagement

Caitlin Shaw

Director of Alumni Engagement


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 Cook

Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement


Conner is the assistant director of alumni engagement for Duke Law School. In this role, she oversees regional alumni events and the regional volunteer program. Conner also supports student-alumni engagement efforts. She joined Duke Law from Elon University, where she served as Coordinator of Parent Engagement for University Advancement. Other prior roles include serving in the Office of Alumni Engagement. Conner holds a B.A. in Political Science from Elon University. In her free time, she enjoys running, practicing yoga, and traveling. Conner and her husband live in Durham and love calling Bull City home

Chelsea Vohwinkel

Alumni Events and Communications Assistant

Chelsea Vohwinkel joined Duke Law School in September of 2019 as the Alumni Events and Communications Assistant for the Alumni & Development Office. In this role, she will assist the Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving team with alumni outreach as well as event planning and coordination. Chelsea joined the law school with a background in project coordination and business development in the IT managed services sector. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she graduated with honors.

Advancement Services

John Spencer

Director of Advancement Services


Sondra Haithcock

Development Services Coordinator


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

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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

Sr. Administrator for Donor Relations


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.