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Giving to Florida Tech

Giving to Florida Tech

Meet the Development Team:


 We are here to serve and each of us is eager to make a connection with you.


Marjorie Beckett
Budget Specialist, Development
(321) 674-7642


Marjorie handles all things accounting and budgetary for the department and plays a vital role in setting the organizational processes for our team. She earned both her B.S. & MBA at Florida Tech and has worked as Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs as well as worked in the Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering Departments. Marjorie has also taught several Florida Tech College of Business online courses as well as courses at the local community college.

Daniel Blucker
Manager of Gifts &
Financial Reporting,
(321) 674-6142

Daniel handles all areas of gift entry and gift processing for the department as well as accurately records all data in the Raiser’s Edge database ensuring all is reconciled with the Controller’s Office. In addition, he is responsible for completing various financial reports.

Kathryn Brinson
Major Gift Officer, Development
(321) 674-6162

Kathryn works with major donors across the country, and brings her Southern charm as she meets alumni and friends across the country. She also leads our Planned Giving program. 

Steffanie Brown
Manager of
Prospect Research,
(321) 674-6201

Steffanie provides the all the research and information management for the team. When she’s not in the office, she can usually be found at any Florida Tech sporting match! 

Donna Cassario
Major Gift Officer,
Parent Philanthropy, Development
(321) 674-8424

Donna is a graduate and a parent, so naturally she leads our Parent programs, working with the Parent Leadership Council and spearheading parent giving and engagement. 
Jarin Eizenberg 

Jarin Eisenberg
Major Gift Officer, Development
(321) 674-7506

Jarin Eisenberg is a Major Gift Officer and works to engage alumni to support student success and campus-wide initiatives. Prior to joining Florida Tech, Jarin was the Executive Director of Melbourne Main Street, a non-profit organization that works to revitalize Downtown Melbourne. Jarin holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in sociology from the University of South Florida and in 2016 was a recipient of Lead Brevard’s distinguished 4 under 40 award. She has served on the Melbourne Regional Chamber, the Daily Bread, and weVenture boards. When Jarin is not traveling to meet alumni, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Branimir, reading, and interacting with the students she teaches as an instructor for Florida Tech’s online degree programs.

Gary Grant
Senior Vice President for Development
(321) 674-6160

Gary is our fearless leader for the Development team and works closely with major donors, trustees and leadership volunteer groups. He thinks he has a witty sense of humor, but he’s wrong. Plays a decent game of chess though. 

Shelley Johnson
Major Gift Officer, Development
(321) 674-8079

Shelley works with major donors across the country and locally. She has been a longtime Melbourne resident. When not serving as a vital ambassador for Florida Tech, she is often found on the golf course. 

Stevie Johnson
Major & Leadership Gift Officer for Athletic Partnerships,
(321) 674-8429

Stevie works with donors across the country. She has been at the university for 10 years now and has seen first-hand the impact that our students, alumni, faculty and staff have had in making Florida Tech a top-tier university. 
Mary Ida Spradlin 

Mary Ida Spradlin
Asst. Director
Annual Giving,
(321) 674-8696

Mary manages a diverse a Student Philanthropy Team that is a growing initiative to connect alumni with students as well as establish giving habits to increase participation rates. She also directs our Day of Giving activities.

Alaena Wade-Meadows
Sr. Manager,
Development Services
(321) 674-6205

Lanie makes sure that our constituent relations database plays nicely. She gets everyone the lists they need and ensures data integrity (that means accuracy). She’s good with computers and people! 
Timothy Worzick 

Timothy Worzick
Admin III,
(321) 674-6152

Tim is our administrative assistant who attends to the department’s most exigent needs. Together with Gary, he also manages our volunteerism programs for alumni, parents, and friends. You can often catch him pairing students with interviewers in his favorite mapping tool.

Gina Yates
Gifts Officer,
Athletic Partnerships,
(321) 674-8428

Gina is our tireless athletics fundraiser and makes sure that all our sponsors know how grateful we are. She coordinates our flagship Chopper Dropper/Sporting Affair event each year and works with former athletes across the country.