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Office of Advancement

James Bullock

James Bullock

Senior VP for University Advancement

As a professional relationship builder, I have the pleasure of connecting people with their passions in order to make a Wingate education accessible and affordable for current and future Bulldogs. I look forward to celebrating the philanthropic support and community partnerships that will transform our campus, the town of Wingate, and the student experience for years to come.
(336) 978-0688

Katie Brizendine

katie brizendine

Assistant Director of Advancement Services

Since making my way back home to Wingate University, I work to ensure our Advancement team has the most accurate information and all the necessary resources to ensure database hygiene.
(704) 233-8294

Tryg Brody

Associate VP of Advancement

I am excited to be a part of the Advancement team. Wingate is a special place with an important educational mission. I look forward to building and nurturing authentic relationships with loyal donors, alumni and community partners.
(704) 233-8116

Sarah Colon

sarah colón

director of alumni engagement

My passion is fostering and maintaining the relationship between alumni and the University through engagement and philanthropy.
(704) 233-6141

Kasey Eastland



As a graduate assistant for the Bulldog Club, I assist with the fundraising efforts for the athletics department and oversee the organization and execution of Bulldog Club events.

Richard Heins

richard heins

major gifts officer

I am honored to solicit philanthropic support for an institution that emphasizes faith, knowledge, service as core values and is truly a lab of difference-making to so many on our campus, in the community, and in our region.
(704) 996-0200

Kaitlyn Helms

kaitlyn helms

assistant director of foundation relations & Prospect research

As a proud Wingate alum ('15), I identify and qualify new prospects and provide research to support fundraisers to make informed decisions to engage, cultivate, and solicit gifts.
(704) 233-8114

Beau Horne

Beau Horne
Graduate assistant

As a recent graduate ('23), I am excited to continue in this role at Wingate. As the graduate assistant for the Office of Advancement, I support day-to-day operations, events, and student philanthropic efforts. 
(704) 233-8322

Amy Jackson

amy jackson

assistant vp of foundation relations & development

As a proud Wingate graduate ('06), I manage philanthropic relationships with corporations, foundations, and other grantmaking organizations to support the University's mission.
(704) 233-8294

Ted Johnson

Ted johnson

Senior director of gift planning

As a planned giving officer, I have the opportunity to work with donors to help them make their ultimate gift which establishes their legacy and helps secure the future for Wingate University.
(980) 699-7094

Cindy Manshack

cindy manshack

avp of advancement operations, annual campaigns

I help ensure that my front-line colleagues have the information they need to be successful in asking prospective donors to support Wingate, that senior leadership has the data they need to assess the results of our efforts on behalf of the University, and that all Wingate alumni have an opportunity to support their alma mater.
(704) 233-863

Bill Nash

Bill nash

athletic foundation director

As a Wingate alum ('71), I am honored to have served my alma mater over the past 43 years. In my current role as the Director of the Athletic Foundation and the Bulldog Club, I execute fundraising strategies to assist with facility improvements, increase the athletics operating budget, and provide our student-athletes with the resources they need to succeed on and off the field.
(704) 233-8121

Brittany Peper

Brittany Peper
director of Annual giving and advancement communications

I believe that what makes Wingate special is its people: the students who are learning what it means to be Difference-Makers, the employees who pour their hearts into their work, and the alumni and friends who invest in and engage with the campus community. It is my pleasure to connect people with what they love most about the university.
(704) 233-8303

Spencer Percy

spencer percy

Director of development

Spending one-on-one time with Wingate stakeholders, learning more about their stories & connecting them with their passions at the University is the best part of this role. As a two-time graduate of Wingate, I love having the opportunity to align donor intention with our mission so that the University can continue to be a lab of difference-making, as it was for me.
(704) 233-82118

Cristi Slape

cristi slape

associate director of development

Though I am a jack of all trades, my favorite part about working at Wingate is building relationships and connecting people with their philanthropic passions.
(704) 233-8115

tela witherspoon

director of donor relations

Donor relations is the heartbeat of philanthropy, and "thank you" are two of the most powerful words that guide my work every day. We appreciate our loyal donors whose support is vital to creating the Wingate experience for current and future Bulldogs.
(704) 233-8293