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​Private giving is critical to the College’s success. You can help us grow our academic programs, create a more robust clinical experience, expand our research endeavors, and develop new facilities critical to current and future needs.

Every gift matters.

If you would like to make a difference, please contact the Office of Advancement today.

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Pam Jones, Executive Director of Advancement

Pam is dedicated to the world-class vision and efforts of the college and values our role in supporting veterinarians, scientists, and students as they develop innovative solutions to animal, human, and environmental health challenges. She has both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Colorado State University, and she brings 17 years of experience and a wicked sense of humor to the advancement team.
Office: (970) 491-3932
Cell: (970) 219-4193

Ryan Little, Associate Director of Development

​Ryan shares his enthusiasm for translational science and medicine in his role as the major gift officer for all CVMBS alumni and the departments of Biomedical Sciences, Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, and Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology. He enjoys helping donors translate their passions into meaningful, impactful giving in support of the causes they care so deeply about. He has been a leader in development for 13 years.

Office: (970) 491-2351
Cell: (970) 692-4919

Megan Price

​As the owner of two cats, Megan has a genuine love of animals. She also is a distance runner and has a commitment to personal health and fitness. In her role as the major gifts officer for the Department of Biomedical Sciences, equine programs, and Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Megan is excited to nurture each donor’s philanthropic passion to provide support for the discovery of cures for disease and optimization of health for animals and humans. She brings more than 20 years of experience in higher education.​

Office: (970) 491-2969

Wendy Abbott, Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Wendy builds alumni awareness and affinity for the college’s programs and services through class reunions, alumni events, and other engagement activities. She also facilitates alumni communications and manages alumni fundraising initiatives. She loves working with alumni who share wonderful stories and express heartfelt gratitude for their education. Wendy brings nearly 20 years of experience in higher education advancement to CVMBS.
Office: (970) 491-6631

Carol Borchert, Director of Development Communications

​Carol keeps donors, alumni, and other friends of CVMBS informed about the college’s efforts to make the world a better place. From breakthroughs in tuberculosis treatment to saving a beloved companion animal’s life or mitigating toxic substances in the environment, CVMBS helps animals, people, and the planet.  Carol is an experienced public relations professional who rejoined the university in 2009 to focus on higher education communications.

Office: (970) 491-3507
Cell: (970) 430-2678

JoEllen Linderer, Development Coordinator

​JoEllen serves as the communications liaison for all donor funds and scholarship donors while providing superior support for the entire advancement team. She is most passionate about her role as program coordinator for the Miki Society, which allows practicing alumni to honor the memory of clients’ pets by funding research in diseases that affect companion animals. 

Office: (970) 491-0663

Sarah Ryan, Development Communications Coordinator

Sarah contributes to the advancement team by strategizing print and online communications, including alumni newsletters, stewardship reports, and social media. She brings a decade of experience in higher education and freelance writing and e-publishing to the team.
Office: (970) 491-6401
Cell: (970) 270-7443

Justine Barone, Development Associate

​Justine supports the entire advancement staff in meeting the fundraising goals of the college’s research, education, and service missions. As a current veterinary medicine student (Class of 2016), she is invested in the college’s commitment to researching problems and treating animal patients in ways that not only improve the lives of pets and livestock, but also hold enormous promise for advancing human medicine. Justine is an experienced non-profit grant writer and manager.
Office: (970) 491-1817

Lee Ann supports the Advancement team with reports, correspondence, data analysis, and general assistance. After three rewarding decades with HP, she looks forward to supporting the college in its efforts to improve the quality of life of animals and humans.
Office: (970) 491-7446

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Office of Advancement
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
1680 Campus Delivery (228 Physiology)
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1680

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