Fundraising Matters

The Friendly Faces of Forging the Future.

The Final Segment in our ongoing series profiling NU development staff members highlights the careers and interests of a senior development officer, the assistant director of planned giving, and the assistant director of class giving.

SeanLSean Lord ’85
Senior Development Officer

I love trading stories with Norwich alums about our time on the Hill.

Sean Lord ’85 recently joined the Development team after an extensive sales career in the Boston area. A former NUCC and Army ROTC cadet, he is excited about building new relationships with alumni of all ages and creating an awareness of what is happening on campus. Sean feels strongly that the Norwich experience, including its rich history and timeless values, needs to remain available to deserving students for generations to come. In Sean’s words, “There couldn’t be a better time to reconnect with the University in support of the Forging the Future Campaign and the Bicentennial Commemoration.” His territory includes Vermont, metro New York/New Jersey, Texas, and Florida’s Gulf Coast. Reach Sean at

DSC_6660Kristin Dodge M’13
Assistant Director of Planned Giving

I feel honored to be part of an organization that strives to instill honorable values and generates service-driven leaders.

Kristin Dodge M’13 is familiar to many in the Norwich family, as she has worked in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations for 13 years. Today, as the assistant director of planned giving, Kristin assists alumni in making deferred and legacy gifts to Norwich— a job she finds truly rewarding. “I love being able to travel and meet members of the Old Guard, especially folks who cannot make it back to campus,” Kristin says. “Bringing a bit of Norwich to them and hearing their stories about life and their days on the Hill inspires me.”

Kristin says she enjoys all four seasons in Vermont and the activities that go with them. “I especially love spending time with my family, boating, waterskiing, fishing, cruising on a four-wheeler, playing ice hockey, and fine-tuning my skills at the shooting range.” Reach Kristin at

DSC_1173Danny DeLiberato
Assistant Director of Class Giving

I enjoy helping students forge a lifelong connection with Norwich through giving back.

Danny DeLiberato spends most of his time “on the front lines of solicitation.” As the assistant director of class giving, he is involved with the Parents’ Fund, the Phonathon, and Student Giving (Student Philanthropy Council). His work entails reaching out to these groups, setting goals, and making sure they accomplish them. Danny says the most rewarding part of his job is helping students understand the concept of giving back. “If they are able to look beyond the tuition bills and the book receipts and see the real value of their education, then they can begin to understand the idea of philanthropy and the impact it has had on them.” When not at his desk, he says he is usually pursuing his passion for travel, art collecting, or Shakespeare. Reach Danny at

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