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Department of Institutional Advancement

The Children's Institute
1405 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1305
Fax: 412-420-2200
Email: dev@the-institute.org

Helene Conway-Long, MBA, CFRE
Vice President, Institutional Advancement
Phone: 412.420.2201
Email: hcl@the-institute.org

Kathy Krause
Institutional Advancement Coordinator
Phone: 412-420-2203
Email: kka@the-institute.org

Development

Deborah A. Desjardins, MEd
Development Director
Phone: 412-420-2216
Email: ded@the-institute.org

Miki Howald, MFA
Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager
Phone: 412-420-2205
Email: mxh@the-institute.org

Dawn Kramrech
Development Systems and Prospect Research Coordinator
Phone: 412-420-2215
Email: dkr@the-institute.org

Jill L. Murchak, MS, CFRE
Development Manager, Leadership and Planned Gifts
Phone: 412-420-2173
Email: jxm@the-institute.org

Lauren E. Vermilion, MEd
Annual Fund and Community Outreach Manager
Phone: 412-420-2204
Email: lve@the-institute.org

Marketing, Planning and Business Development

Heidi Orie, MHSA

Director of Marketing, Planning and Business Development

Phone: 412.420.2209
Email: hlo@the-institute.org

Erica Tony
Marketing and Communications Manager

Phone: 412.420.2479
Email: elt@the-institute.org

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