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Jacqueline D’Ercole

Jacqui serves as the internal manager of the operations, stewardship, donor relations and communications efforts of the Advancement Office. This includes the areas of information systems, gift accounting, prospect management and research. She also is the operational point person for the college’s ongoing Keep the Promise campaign, ensuring adherence to deadlines for events, communications, reporting, assessing and asking. Furthermore, Jacqui manages Ursinus’s leadership giving group, the Cornerstone Society. 

Title

Senior Director of Advancement Relations and Operations

Background

Jacqui joined the Ursinus College Advancement Office in October 2013 as Director of Advancement Communications and Donor Relations. In that role, she oversaw the donor relations, communications and stewardship efforts of the office, with particular emphasis on the college’s comprehensive campaign. She moved into her new role as Senior Director in May 2018.

Prior to coming to Ursinus, she spent eight and a half years working at the University of Pennsylvania. Her most recent role was as Senior Associate Director of Stewardship at the Wharton School, where she spearheaded donor relations initiatives on its behalf. Jacqui’s career at Penn spanned the University’s entire $3.5 billion Making History campaign, and she played a key role in developing end-of-campaign donor outreach for Wharton.

In her free time, Jacqui enjoys horseback riding, hiking, biking, tennis and watching and reviewing movies for the web. She is also an avid fan of the Philadelphia Flyers and Phillies sports teams.

Education

  • B.A. in Journalism (minor in History, honors certificate), Temple University
  • M.L.A. (with an individualized focus in History and Literature), University of Pennsylvania