Annparke is responsible for engaging in and enhancing the college’s sponsored research and externally funded projects by interfacing with the Ursinus College internal community and with the external funding agencies through processes necessary for securing institutional gifts. Annparke connects faculty, staff and other departments to the Advancement team for the purposes of grant writing, reporting, stewarding, and actively seeking philanthropic partners to support research, fellowships, projects and other faculty development activities. Annparke manages the operational aspects of sponsored programs and funded projects, including program development, budget preparation, communication, federal compliance and coordination of grant submissions and awards for external support.
Annparke began working for the office of advancement in May 2017 as the Program Coordinator of Alumni Relations and Annual giving. As the Program Coordinator, Annparke provided comprehensive support to the Alumni Relations and Annual Giving teams to ensure successful programming and the attainment of fundraising goals.
In Annparke’s free time, she loves spending time with her friends and family, as well as with her horses Bentley and Cody, her goats Rusty, Manny and Patches, dog Molly, and her barn cat Buddy.
- B.A., Strategic Communications; Susquehanna University