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    Development Office Staff

    David Duer
    Director of Development and External Relations
    510-642-6795
    dduer (@) library.berkeley.edu

    David Duer

    David Duer has been involved with development for most of his career including 12 years with non-profit organizations and independent schools, and 25 years in the University of California System. Prior to joining the Library in 2000, he spent almost 4 years as the Chief Development Officer for the UC Davis Health System in Sacramento, and 10 years with the UC Berkeley College of Engineering. He has a BA from UC Berkeley, and a MS from the University of Southern California. Active as a volunteer, Dave recently served for an eight year period on the West Contra Costa Unified School District Bond Oversight Committee, and he currently serves as District 1 Commissioner for the Contra Costa County Arts and Culture Commission. He also serves on the Library Cabinet, the FSM Cafe Program Committee, and the Berkeley Campaign Management Team.

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    Wendy Hanson
    Director of Annual Giving
    510-642-4623
    whanson (@) library.berkeley.edu

    Wendy Hanson

    Wendy Hanson's responsibilities at the library's development office include managing the Library's annual fundraising program involving solicitations of contributions from friends, alumni, students, faculty, and staff; donor stewardship; and promoting the activities and programs of the University Library through the coordination of special advancement events and special library-related projects.

    Wendy joined the Library Development Office in 1989. She previously worked for 7 years in UC Berkeley's Office of University Relations, and for 2 years at UC Hastings College of the Law. Wendy earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Cal in 1980, and is proud to be a fourth generation Cal graduate.

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    Gigi Gillard
    Donor Stewardship and Events Coordinator
    510-643-0397
    ggillard (@) library.berkeley.edu

    Gigi Gillard

    Gigi Gillard joined the Library Development staff in 2013, and will be responsible for donor stewardship and event coordination. She will strive to make all Cal alumni and friends feel welcome and supported.

    Gigi is joining us after almost five years at Dominican University of California in Alumni Relations and three years as account manager for the Oakland Raiders. She is a proud graduate from Dominican (with both her BA and MBA) and looks forward to being a part of the Cal family, especially the Library. Gigi is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys running half marathons with family and friends.

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    Damaris Moore
    Director of Communications
    510-643-4715
    dmoore (@) library.berkeley.edu

    Damaris Moore

    Damaris Moore is responsible for chronicling the library's contributions to Berkeley's teaching, research, and service mission; producing the development office newsletter; creating publications such as annual reports, brochures and other materials; website management; and media outreach and publicity. Contact her with your feedback about publications, to suggest a story on a program or person, or to share your thoughts about the library's role at Berkeley.

    Damaris joined the development office in 2005, after six years managing communications and marketing at the Graduate Theological Union. Previously, she managed public information and outreach for a research center at UC Berkeley. She earned her undergraduate degree in English at University of Chicago.

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    Linda Ann Tran
    Development Assistant
    510-642-9604
    ltran (@) library.berkeley.edu

    Linda Ann Tran

    Linda Ann Tran assists with any clerical or administrative tasks at the Library Development Office. Her primary responsibilities include processing gifts and pledges made to the University Library. She also maintains the donor and fund records, strengthening the communication between the Library and its supporters through seasonal acknowledgment letters.

    While Linda enjoys spending her time at the Library, she is constantly engaged in K-12 public school education through teaching or tutoring around the Bay Area.

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    Other Contacts

    Thomas Leonard
    University Librarian
    510-642-3773
    tleonard (@) library.berkeley.edu

    Tom Leonard

    As University Librarian, Tom Leonard manages Doe, Moffitt, and Bancroft Libraries, as well as over a dozen subject specialty libraries. Since assuming his position in 2001, he has overseen the building of the new Jean Grey Hargrove Music Library and of the new C.V. Starr East Asian Library. He is a professor in the Graduate School of Journalism, and has published several books on the role of the press in society and the origins of modern American journalism.

    Leonard earned a 1973 Ph.D. in history from Berkeley, and joined the faculty at Berkeley's School of Journalism in 1976.

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