Nicole’s passion for non-profits began while she was an student at the University of Iowa. As an undergraduate, she was a student fundraiser at the University of Iowa Foundation and also interned at the Grant Wood Chapter (now South and Eastern Iowa Chapter) of the Red Cross in Cedar Rapids.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication with focuses on International Business and Spanish, Nicole began working for Cedar Rapids-based Ruffalo Noel Levitz, working on telephone fundraising campaigns for various Catholic Charities. She eventually relocated to Dubuque to manage the telephone outreach campaigns for Clarke University and Holy Family Catholic Schools. Over time, Nicole supervised telephone and direct mail programming at Clarke.
Nicole was promoted to Director of Alumni Relations at Clarke in 2013, where she managed the Alumni Association Board of Directors and over 100 volunteers annually for 30 annual events, as well as homecoming. Nicole also was the Development Officer at Clarke, responsible for managing relationships with a portfolio of dedicated Clarke supporters. Nicole completed her Master’s in Business Administration at Clarke in May of 2015.
As native of Dubuque, Nicole is active in the community in a personal and professional capacity. Nicole and her husband Tyler, have two daughters, Austin and Dylan. Nicole can be reached by calling 1-563-564-4564 or by email.