Dartmouth College Fund Committee

The Dartmouth College Fund Committee (DCFC) serves as an advisory board to the Dartmouth College Fund development staff on strategic fund-raising matters and provides alumni leadership to support the College's highest priorities in annual unrestricted giving.

Founded in the late 1990s by Stephen F. Mandel '52 with a focus on soliciting major gifts, the Committee's role has evolved and adapted over the years to meet the College's greatest needs. The DCFC has made major contributions in the areas of Fund participation, major giving, and recruitment and training of alumni volunteers.

DCFC members have an intense and abiding commitment and loyalty to Dartmouth, evidenced by many years of active and effective volunteerism and consistent financial support. They bring to the Committee diverse backgrounds, life experiences and leadership records in business, government, education, professional fields and non-profit work. Potential candidates for the DCFC are reviewed by Dartmouth College Fund staff and the Committee, and are invited to join by the Executive Director of the Fund and the Chair of the DCFC; members typically serve one three-year term.


Bruce D. Miller ’74
Chair, Dartmouth College Fund Committee
Member of Dartmouth College Fund Committee since 2008
AB Dartmouth College
MBA Stanford Graduate School of Business

Bruce Miller spent his entire career in marketing and advertising for major corporations, including Procter & Gamble and DDB, and his own advertising agency, Suissa Miller. He is also active in fundraising for Stanford, serving on the Business School Fund Council. Bruce was elected a Stanford Associates member in recognition of his volunteer work for the University.

Bruce graduated from Dartmouth summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, receiving his degree in economics in three years. He was on the board of The Dartmouth as business manager and treasurer, and literally walked the campus backwards and forwards as the Admissions Office’s head tour guide. He received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

He has served Dartmouth in a variety of fundraising roles, from class leadership agent and class participation chair to a member of the College’s Participation Task Force. In 2006, Bruce helped lead his class to the largest single-year participation increase in the history of the Dartmouth College Fund, from 50 percent to 72 percent. He helped his class follow up with three consecutive year-out records in 2007, 2008, and 2009. He has received numerous class and individual awards for his service, including induction into the Stephen F. Mandel ’52 Society (2009); Class of 1926 Award Special Distinction for Participation (2006, 2008, and 2009); Chairman’s Citation (2006, 2007, and 2011); Charles J. Zimmerman ’23 Award for greatest percentage improvement non-reunion (2012); and the Fred A. Howland 1887 Award for greatest increase in number of donors non-reunion (2012). Bruce and his wife, Janice, live in Sherman Oaks, California and have two daughters, one of whom is a Dartmouth alumna.


Roger R. Baumann ’83
Member of Dartmouth College Fund Committee since 2013
AB Dartmouth College
MBA Harvard Business School
MIA Columbia University

Roger Baumann is a managing director of J.P. Morgan Asset Management and head of BSAM Private Equity. Having held senior-level positions at James D. Wolfensohn Incorporated, Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank, and Bear Stearns, Roger has more than 20 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions, and as a principal, advisor and investor in private equity. 

In addition to his AB from Dartmouth, Roger holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a master’s in international affairs from Columbia University. He currently serves as head agent for the Class of 1983, and previously has served his class as participation chair, co-chair of his class’s 30th reunion giving committee, and as a member of the 25th reunion giving committee. Roger also serves as a district enrollment director, responsible for alumni interviewing in Brooklyn and the Upper West Side in New York City. In 2014, Roger was inducted into The Stephen F. Mandel ’52 Society for his visionary leadership in raising Dartmouth College Fund gifts.

Roger has completed five New York City Marathons as a member of Fred’s Team, a running group that raises funds to support pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He lives with his wife and their three sons in New York City.


Catherine Craighead Briggs ’88
Member of Dartmouth College Committee since 2013
AB Dartmouth College
MBA Northwestern University

Over the past dozen years since taking a hiatus from work to stay home with her fraternal twin sons, Catherine has been a "serial volunteer."  She has served in variety of leadership capacities in her community, her sons' schools, her high school, and Dartmouth.  

Most recently, she served as a co-head agent for her 25th reunion.  She and three co-chairs celebrated the Class of 1988’s silver anniversary reunion by leading a team of sixty-seven Dartmouth College Fund agents to a record-breaking year.  The class won six Dartmouth College Fund awards, and broke the all-time Ivy League award for a 25th reunion for participation, raising $5.1 million with 79.1 percent of classmates contributing.  The class also ranked #1 among all Dartmouth classes in 1769 Society donors as well as in Support-A-Scholar donors. In 2014, Catherine was inducted into The Stephen F. Mandel ’52 Society for her visionary leadership in raising Dartmouth College Fund gifts.

After graduating from Dartmouth with an AB in art history, Catherine received an MBA in marketing, finance, and economics from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Business. Catherine worked in marketing for Gatorade, Mott's, and Guinness.  

She lives in northern California with her husband, Gary, and two sons.  She is now serving as president of her Dartmouth class.


David B. Edelson ’81
Member of Dartmouth College Fund Committee since 2012
AB Dartmouth College
MBA Stanford University

David Edelson is senior vice president of Loews Corporation, a diversified holding company with subsidiaries in the insurance, energy, and lodging industries. David monitors Loews’s subsidiaries and focuses on strategy, finance, corporate development, and investor relations. Prior to joining Loews in 2005, David was executive vice president and corporate treasurer of J.P. Morgan Chase. Earlier in his career, David held various investment banking roles at J.P. Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs. David is also a director of AutoNation, Inc.

David graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth in 1981 with an AB in English, and earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1985. While at Dartmouth, David participated in off-campus programs in Blois, France, and Washington, DC. He was treasurer of Alpha Delta fraternity, student representative to the trustee committee on student affairs, a member of the undergraduate council, a member of Fire & Skoal, and a reporter for The Dartmouth.

David has served Dartmouth as a class agent, as co-head agent, and as reunion giving co-chair. In April 2013, David was inducted into The Stephen F. Mandel ’52 Society in recognition of his leadership in raising Dartmouth College Fund gifts. Currently, David serves on the Alumni Council as the representative of the Class of 1981. In addition, David is the president of Central Synagogue in New York; a trustee of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services in New York; and a member of the management board at Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Kyle Gore ’84
Member of Dartmouth College Fund Committee since 2012
AB Dartmouth College

Kyle Gore is a managing director and principal for CGA Capital, a Baltimore-based real estate investment banking and private equity group originally founded in 1989 as a subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc. CGA Capital is a national leader in structuring and providing debt and equity, and distributing and trading real estate-related securities for corporate, governmental, and 501(c)(3) real estate and related assets throughout the United States. In connection with his activities at CGA, Kyle served as managing director for RBS Greenwich Capital (a unit of the Royal Bank of Scotland plc), and as a managing director and co-head of structured finance for Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc. He is a frequent speaker at commercial real estate industry events, and has served on the advisory boards for RealShare/GlobeSt. Media Conferences, Commercial Property News, and the Real Estate Finance Journal.

Kyle graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth in 1984 with high honors in economics, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. As an undergraduate, he was a member and officer of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and president and treasurer of the Inter-Dormitory Council. Since graduation, Kyle’s volunteer efforts for Dartmouth have included serving his class as head agent (two terms) and member of the Alumni Council. He is currently a class officer, co-chair of the 30th reunion giving committee for his class, an alumni interviewer, and a member of the Dartmouth College Fund Committee. Kyle also is a trustee for Roland Park Country School, for which he serves on the development and investment committees. Kyle and his wife, Paula, have three daughters, and live in Lutherville, Maryland.


Marene Jennings ’98
Member of Dartmouth College Fund Committee since 2014
AB Dartmouth College
MBA Northwestern University

Marene Jennings is a vice president in Goldman Sachs Asset Management and has been in the asset management industry for almost 15 years. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Marene worked in corporate strategy and business development at Fidelity Investments and as a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. At Dartmouth, Marene double majored in economics and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She majored in finance, accounting, and marketing at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where she was a Goldman Sachs MBA Fellow.

Marene is currently in her second term as co-head agent of her class, after having previously served on her class’s executive committee immediately after graduation. In 2010, Marene was awarded the Dartmouth College Fund’s John R. Mason ’15 Award for Outstanding Class Leadership. Marene has also served as an active participant in the Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association (BADA) and on the 10th reunion committee for her Kellogg class. She is the current treasurer of Community of Unity, a Manhattan-based nonprofit.

While at Dartmouth, Marene was president of the Afro-American Society, co-chair of the ESL Tutoring Project, undergraduate representative on the Alumni Council, and a member of senior societies Cobra and Palaeopitus.

A native New Yorker, Marene lives in New York City.


Caryn R. Karo ’04
Member of Dartmouth College Fund Committee since 2014
AB Dartmouth College
MEd UCLA

Caryn Karo is a Senior Associate Director of Major Gifts at the University of Pennsylvania’s New York Regional Office. She has been a development professional for more than 8 years, with previous fundraising experience at Tufts University and Combined Jewish Philanthropies.

At Dartmouth, Caryn majored in English and minored in Education, graduating cum laude. She then went on to earn a Master of Education degree from UCLA, studying Counseling in Student Affairs.

Caryn currently serves as Head Agent for the Class of 2004, having recently been a Giving Co-Chair for the 10th Reunion. Previously, she was a member of the Dartmouth College Fund Young Alumni Advisory Board. She also recently completed a 5-year term as Vice President of the Class of 2004, and participates in admissions interviewing. She lives in New York City.


Ammar Khalid ’01
Member of Dartmouth College Fund Committee since 2014
AB Dartmouth College
MS Carnegie Mellon University

Ammar is a director within the technology division at Wells Fargo Securities, where he works on real time risk management and trading systems for Wells Fargo’s equity derivatives businesses. Prior to Wells Fargo, Ammar worked at Banc of America Securities on developing equity algorithmic trading engines, and at Morgan Stanley on pre-trade analytics applications.

Ammar graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude with high honors in computer science from Dartmouth, and holds a master’s of science in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University. He has been a class agent for the Class of 2001, and currently serves as head agent for his class after his 10th reunion and on the Class Officers Executive Committee, where he liaises with Alumni Relations and other Class Officers Association heads.


Jonathan M. Lazarow ’05
Member of Dartmouth College Fund Committee since 2012
AB Dartmouth College
MSc Oxford University

Jonathan Lazarow is a founding partner and a managing director at JLC, a venture capital, business development, and advisory firm to fashion, beauty, and consumer goods businesses. Previously, he worked at Kurt Salmon Associates, the leading advisory firm to retail and consumer goods businesses. Jonathan started his career at Interbrand/Design Forum, where he led the retail strategy group.

After graduating from Dartmouth with an AB in government, he received his MSc in management studies from the University of Oxford (England). At Dartmouth, Jonathan was a leader of Gamma Delta Chi and chairman of the Greek Leadership Council. He also served on several college committees, including budget and academic affairs.

Jonathan has been an alumni leader since graduating from Dartmouth, serving as head agent and currently serving as co-chair for leadership gifts and on his class’s executive committee. He is also involved in Dartmouth’s Young Alumni Advisory Board. In addition to his work for Dartmouth, Jonathan is on the board of the Chicago Concussion Coalition, a member organization of The Sports Legacy Institute.


Betsy Leggat ’82
Member of Dartmouth College Fund Committee since 2013
AB Dartmouth College

Betsy’s background is in the outdoor industry, and she has held positions at Reebok, The North Face, and W.L. Gore and Associates. She is currently in business development at CamelBak Products, LLC, managing the Army and Special Operations Command businesses.

Betsy graduated from Dartmouth with an AB in history. While at Dartmouth she was very involved in the Dartmouth Ski Patrol and Outing Club as a member of Cabin and Trail and the Woodsmen’s Team. She has been active in fundraising for her high school, Milton Academy, where she co-chaired the fundraising for her 20th and 25th reunions. At Dartmouth, she served on her 21st reunion committee, co-chaired her 25th reunion fundraising committee, and is once again a co-chair for fundraising for her class. In 2011 she was inducted into the Stephen F. Mandel ’52 Society. Betsy followed her father, Dick ’48, and her three sisters, Kathy ’78, Sarah ’79, and Debby ’80, to Dartmouth. One of her brothers, Robby, is a member of the Class of 1992.


Martin V. Lempres ’84
Member of Dartmouth College Fund Committee since 2013
AB Dartmouth College
MBA Harvard Business School

Marty Lempres is senior vice president with State Street Corporation, where he leads a business unit providing back and middle office operational services to investment managers. He joined State Street following significant roles with Fidelity Investments, Salomon Brothers, and McKinsey & Company.

Marty graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from Dartmouth in 1984, where he played rugby and was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He went on to receive his MBA from Harvard Business School. Since graduation, he has been an active volunteer for Dartmouth, including serving as chair of the Alumni Liaison Committee, president of the Alumni Council, leadership agent, class head agent and class reunion giving chair. Marty and his wife, Liz Cahill Lempres ’83 Th’84, live in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and have three children, the eldest a Dartmouth ’11.


Elizabeth M. Loughlin ’89
Member of Dartmouth College Fund Committee since 2012
AB Dartmouth College

Ellie has had a career in admissions and school counseling, and has worked for Buckingham Browne and Nichols School as an assistant director of admission for the past seven years. She had previously worked at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, teaching in the counseling track.

Ellie has been volunteering for Dartmouth since graduation in various roles, including newsletter editor, head of the Newsletter Editors Association, reunion chair for her 10th and 15th reunions, class president, head of the Class Officer’s Association, district enrollment director, and alumni councilor. Ellie is the recipient of the Young Alumni Distinguished Service award from the Alumni Council. Now in her second term on the Dartmouth College Fund Committee, she has worked with the head agents in her class for the past 15 years. In recognition of her leadership, she was inducted into the Stephen F. Mandel ’52 Society in 2010.

Ellie lives with her husband, Phil ’89, and their children, Christopher ’17 and Katie ’18, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Philip Loughlin ’89
Member of Dartmouth College Fund Committee since 2012
AB Dartmouth College
MBA Harvard Business School

Phil Loughlin is a managing director with Bain Capital, where he leads the firm’s North American financial services and also supports investments in other sectors. He joined Bain Capital in 1996 and has been a managing director since 2003. He serves on the boards of Apple Leisure Group, Applied Systems, International Markets Centers, SquareTrade, and WorldPay. In addition, he serves on the boards of the National Pancreas Foundation and Buckingham Browne and Nichols School. Phil earned his AB degree in economics and environmental studies at Dartmouth and subsequently earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. He and his wife, Ellie Mahoney Loughlin ’89, have two children, Christopher ’17 and Katie ’18.


Alane Bertsche McNulty ’86
Member of Dartmouth College Fund Committee since 2013
AB Dartmouth College
MBA Harvard Business School
MS Bank Street College of Education

Lanie McNulty is a fine artist with a unique background in business and education and a passion for educating and mentoring children from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

As an artist, Lanie is best known as a documentary photographer. Her work includes From the Ashes of Rwanda, which documents life in Rwanda in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide, and the award-winning series Lifted Up in New York City, which portrays worship throughout the diverse communities of New York City. In her more recent work, Lanie has developed a process called photo improv to create staged, narrative images of American family life. In 2009, Lanie was awarded the Bronx Borough President’s Citation for Outstanding Contribution by an Artist. Lanie is committed to using her art for community outreach and to support educational causes, including a collaboration with Citigroup to launch the capital campaign for a new vocational and academic high school in Kayonza, Rwanda.

When not behind her camera, Lanie has held leadership roles in marketing and business development for The New York Times Company, Time Warner, Inc., and Bertelsmann USA, and as a producer and creative director of educational software games at Music Pen, Inc. Lanie is also actively involved in several programs in education. As a member of the board of visitors of the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth College, she was the catalyst for a leadership program for undergraduates and another program to recruit and develop junior faculty in public policy. Lanie is a member of the board of directors of Writopia Lab, a not-for-profit organization that runs creative writing workshops for children in New York; Los Angeles; Washington, DC; and Chicago. She also was selected to serve on the public purpose task force of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, an independent school in New York City; and continues to serve on the council of advisors at the Association to Benefit Children, an early childhood program serving children and families in East Harlem, and on the book committee of the International Center of Photography.

Lanie holds an AB from Dartmouth College, magna cum laude with high honors in government, and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MS in education from Bank Street College of Education. Lanie lives in New York City with her husband, Paul, and their three teenagers.


Marcus Motroni ’95 Tu’00
Member of Dartmouth College Fund Committee since 2013
AB Dartmouth College
MBA Tuck School of Business

Marcus Motroni is a managing director at Mount Kellett Capital Management LP, a multi-strategy investment firm focused on global distressed, special situations and opportunistic investments. Marcus is a member of Mount Kellett’s investment committee and serves as a director of M21K LLC, an oil and gas production company located in the Gulf of Mexico.

Prior to joining Mount Kellett, Marcus held similar, increasingly senior roles at Credit Suisse First Boston, Banc of America Securities, and Lehman Brothers. He received his AB in history from Dartmouth and his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

As an undergraduate at Dartmouth, Marcus was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the football team, winning two Ivy League Championships. His volunteer service to Dartmouth has included roles as class head agent and co-chair of his class’s reunion giving committee. Marcus and his wife, Sue, have three daughters and live in Short Hills, New Jersey.


Daniel W. Offit ’90
Member of Dartmouth College Fund Committee since 2013
AB Dartmouth College
MA Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Daniel W. Offit is co-chief executive officer of Offit Capital and a member of the firm’s investment committee. Previously, Daniel was a managing director at Offit Hall Capital Management and a managing director of Pacific Coast activities for OFFITBANK.

Prior to his work at OFFITBANK, Daniel spent four years with Goldman Sachs & Co. as a vice president in the international equities division. From 1990–1992, he was a senior credit analyst at Manufacturer’s Hanover Trust Company.

Daniel received his AB from Dartmouth, and holds a master of arts in international relations with concentrations in Asian studies and international economics from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University. He serves as a member of the advisory council for the American Museum of Natural History and member of the board of trustees for the Greenwich Country Day School.


Donald F. O’Neill ’61
Member of Dartmouth College Fund Committee since 2012
AB Dartmouth College

Don O’Neill is chairman of Paper Manufacturers Company, a family-owned, worldwide manufacturer of products as diverse as medical packaging and paper-based office supplies, established in 1905 in Philadelphia. He joined the company in 1961 and in 1973 was elected president and CEO. In 1987, Don purchased the company from his father, thus assuring third-generation ownership. Revenues grew from $14 million to more than $140 million under his leadership. In April 1996, the medical packaging division (Perfecseal) was sold to Bemis Corporation. The following year, Perfecseal received the Shingo Prize, the top award for manufacturing excellence in the United States. Don remains owner and chairman of the remaining office products company, PMCO LLC. Don is a past member and chair of the Young Presidents Organization, Philadelphia chapter. He is also former member of the World Presidents Organization.

At his alma mater, Malvern Preparatory School, Don has served as chair and member of the board of trustees, founder of the alumni association, and chair for three capital campaigns. He served as a director on the board of Beneficial Savings Bank in Philadelphia for more than 20 years and a member of the board of Holy Redeemer Health System in Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania, for almost 30 years. Don also devotes time and talent to The Immokalee Foundation, which provides educational and life-skill training to the children of migrant workers in Florida, serving as chair and a member of the board of directors.

Don graduated from Dartmouth College in 1961 with an AB in economics. He has been active as the head agent for the Class of 1961, and was recently was honored by the Stephen F. Mandel ’52 Society in recognition of exemplary leadership and service to the Dartmouth College Fund.

Don and his wife, Ellen, split their time between Naples, Florida; Little Compton, Rhode Island; and visits with family and grandchildren in Pennsylvania.


Brett Scoll Perryman ’92
Member of Dartmouth College Fund Committee since 2014
AB Dartmouth College
JD/MPP Duke University

Brett works in communications and investor relations at Old Mutual Asset Management in Boston. She previously served in a similar role as Vice President, Corporate Communications, at Affiliated Managers Group in Beverly, Massachusetts. Brett holds an A.B. degree in government from Dartmouth and a J.D./M.P.P. from Duke University, where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Duke Law Journal.

Brett has served as a co-head agent for the Class of 1992 since her senior year at the College, and before that served as an Alumni Fund Green Corps volunteer. She is also an active alumni interviewer for Dartmouth applicants in her region.

In addition to her work for Dartmouth, Brett serves in a variety of leadership positions at the Brookwood School and volunteers with several local nonprofit organizations. Brett lives and most enjoys spending time with her daughters, Ellis and Grace, ages nine and eleven, in Hamilton, Massachusetts.


Peter S. Pratt ’71
Member of Dartmouth College Fund Committee since 2014
AB Dartmouth College
MBA Stanford University

Peter Pratt is the CEO and founder of Rockville, Maryland–based Bioscience International, Inc., which he has led for 20 years. Bioscience International is the world’s leading supplier of viable air monitoring equipment, which is used in diverse applications ranging from the Space Station to Pfizer’s worldwide operations. Previously Peter was the president of Spiral Biotech, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of microbiology test equipment; and a plant and group manager for Boise Cascade. Early in his career, local Dartmouth Clubs served as Peter’s “North Star,” as he moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles to Denver to New Hampshire to Washington, DC.

Peter currently serves as president of the Class Officers Association and of the Class of 1971. He has served as president of the Dartmouth Club of Washington, DC, (DCOW) and on the club officers executive committee. He served two terms on the Alumni Council and on the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine editorial advisory committee. Peter remains active with DCOW as scholarship chair, and is particularly proud that the club was recently able to present its fourth endowed Dartmouth scholarship—one for each current undergraduate class—to President Hanlon during his first official visit to Washington.

Peter and his wife, Marsha, live in Bethesda, where they have often hosted the traditional “Summer Send-off and Barbecue” for new Dartmouth classes and board members. Peter’s younger son Justin, Dartmouth 2006, recently received his MBA from Oxford and returned to DC; oldest son Gavin lives near Stanford with his wife, Joanna. Peter has completed six DC Marine Corps marathons. When not training or focusing on Dartmouth priorities, he and Marsha spend their spare time on local and national philanthropic activities.


Kimberley Sanderson-Hutfilz ’96
Member of Dartmouth College Fund Committee since 2013
AB Dartmouth College

Kimberley worked in marketing and special events at firms such as Grey Advertising and Sotheby’s before launching a boutique design firm, Celandine, Inc., in 2002. With a focus on producing collateral for the art, fashion, and nonprofit sectors, Celandine built and sustained relationships with numerous local and national brands, and expanded to open a stationery line in 2005. After nine successful and fulfilling years, Kimberley decided it was time to close Celandine’s doors to focus on family and various volunteer roles. She now devotes her time to the Central Park Conservancy’s Playground Partners, the parents’ associations at her sons’ schools, and the Children’s Museum of the East End, where she sits on the advisory council. Her work for Dartmouth includes roles as a class officer and alumni councilor, as well as head agent for the Great Class of 1996.

Kimberley lives in New York City with her husband, Tim, and their three sons.


Tamara Sloan ’93
Member of Dartmouth College Fund Committee since 2014
AB Dartmouth College
MBA Columbia Business School

After graduating from Dartmouth, Tammy began her career at Smith Barney in the investment banking division. From there, she focused on business development and strategy at Citigroup, Inc., until she decided to “retire” and stay home with her children. She currently concentrates her efforts on volunteer work and entrepreneurial business interests.

Tammy has been an active volunteer for Dartmouth since graduation. She has served as an alumni interviewer, class agent, reunion giving co-chair, and co-head agent for the class of 1993. She is currently gearing up for her fast-approaching 25th. In addition to her work for Dartmouth, she serves in a variety of leadership positions for her children’s schools and as a grade chair for The Dalton School Annual Fund. She was a former head of the parents’ association at the 92nd Street Y Nursery School, and a past director for Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT). Tammy received an AB in French and government from Dartmouth in 1993 and an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1999.

Tammy lives in New York City with her husband and three children.


Demetra Navab Taleghani ’94
Member of Dartmouth College Fund Committee since 2014
AB Dartmouth College

Demetra Navab Taleghani studied English literature at Dartmouth. After graduation, she became a financial journalist with SmartMoney magazine in New York. After a stint as publisher of the Capital Markets Group for Institutional Investor Newsletters, she rejoined SmartMoney, moving to London to open the European office for SmartMoney.com as the director of business development. She moved to Boston to raise her family, and continues to work as a freelance writer.

Deme has served in a variety of charitable roles in Boston and is particularly involved with education and the arts. She is active at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, where she serves on the board of governors, sits on the enrollment and strategy and the student affairs committees, and formerly chaired the Medici Society.

Passionate about Dartmouth, Deme has served as her class’s reunion chair for both her 10th and 15th reunions as well as being a class agent. In addition, Deme served on the Class Leadership Transition Task Force. Deme is currently president of her class and will co-chair giving for her 20th reunion.

Deme lives in downtown Boston with her husband, Reza, and her two young children, Nicoletta, who is eleven years old, and Dino, who is nine.


Geoffrey B. Vitt ’04
Member of Dartmouth College Fund Committee since 2013
AB Dartmouth College
MBA Wharton School of Business

Geoffrey B. Vitt is a manager at Twitter, a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. In his current role he is responsible for developing Twitter’s energy and industrial markets. Geoffrey began his career at Google, where he helped to launch a division at Google India and managed the integration of the DoubleClick acquisition. He left Google to attend Wharton School of Business, where he earned his MBA in 2012.

At Dartmouth, Geoffrey was an active member in a number of organizations, and graduated with a degree in government. His volunteer work at Dartmouth includes roles as head of the 2004 10-year class gift, volunteer outreach for trustee campaigns, and participation in local Dartmouth alumni chapters.


Virginia Wise ’87
Member of Dartmouth College Fund Committee since 2012
AB Dartmouth College
MEd Harvard University

With more than 22 years of professional development experience, Virginia Wise currently serves as Tulane University’s vice president of development, leadership giving. Ginny spent the majority of her career at Harvard University, where she held positions of increasing responsibility at the college, business school, and divinity school. Ginny also served previously as vice president of development at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston.

For Dartmouth, Ginny has served on the Alumni Council and on the executive committee for the Association of Alumni. She was Boston club president and class president in 1987. In 1999 she received the Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award.

Ginny has been active on many nonprofit boards, including Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Jewish Family and Children’s Service, and InterfaithFamily.com, where she served as board chair.

Ginny received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and a master’s of education from Harvard University. She and her husband, Kevin Wilkins ’87, have three sons. In 2010, after 20 years in Boston, the family relocated to New Orleans, Ginny’s hometown, where they are thrilled to be a part of the city’s post-Katrina renaissance.