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Brandy Chaffee

Brandy Chaffee '00
Senior Development Officer

Rose Ulseth

Executive Accounts Specialist

I support the goals of the Office of Development & Alumni Relations. My primary responsibilities include managing gifts received for the U of M, Crookston and work closely with the development team, donors, and the University of Minnesota Foundation to ensure donor wishes are fulfilled. I administer funds and create scholarship agreements between donors and the U of M Foundation, oversee and reconcile all development office budgets, maintain alumni and donor records, assist in facilitating the U of M, Crookston and Northwest School of Agriculture alumni boards, and edit alumni publications.


Executive Office and Administrative Specialist

In my position, I support staff and office operations and promote the goals of the Office of Development & Alumni Relations. I assist in planning and implementing special events hosted by our department including Homecoming, Torch & Shield Recognition, alumni socials, and the Northwest School of Agriculture summer reunion. I’m involved in coordination and assistance related to the annual giving program. I facilitate our alumni electronic newsletter, coordinate a specialty scholarship committee, create department publication materials, and assist with coordination of our alumni boards.