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Abbie Cichowski ’10

Abbie has been a member of the Advancement Team at Ursinus for seven years. As a member of the Alumni Relations team from 2010-2014, Abbie was responsible for off-campus programming and volunteer management through the National Council, as well as recruitment efforts in each region. Additionally, she oversaw and co-managed the Young Alumni Council and a number of reunion committees.

As of July 1, 2014, she joined the Major Gifts team at Ursinus and is thrilled to continue her work with alumni, parents and friends as they consider their philanthropic hopes for current and future students. Additionally, she assists with reunion fundraising and planning and serves as the Advancement liaison to Jewish Life fundraising initiatives on campus which benefit Hillel and Jewish Studies.

Now, in her role as Director of Special Gift Programs, she maintains her work as a fundraiser and also manages personal asks for the 1869 Society, serving as a link between major gifts and annual giving.  

Abbie chairs the Professional Development Subcommittee of Staff Assembly, and also serves as an Ursinus College Ally. 

Title

Director of Special Gift Programs and Major Gifts Officer

Background

Abbie is a proud Ursinus alumna, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 2010 with Interdisciplinary Distinguished Honors in Media & Communication Studies and Theatre.

As a student, she was a member of the Ursinus College Ambassadors, a leadership organization on campus dedicated to community and campus service. As a Theatre major, she acted in a number of productions and directed for the student-run Breakaway Student Productions. Abbie also served as a Writing Fellow and Tutor for the Center for Writing, President of the MCS Honors Society, an Admission Tour Guide and played intramural basketball and soccer. She studied abroad in Florence, Italy during the fall semester of her junior year.

In addition to acting, Abbie’s interests include dancing, travel and creative writing. She also never turns down the chance to play a pick-up basketball game.

 

Education

B.A., Ursinus College