Jill Higham / Management III
Phone: (970) 491-3013
Office: Statistics Building 100

Prior to joining the College of Natural Sciences as Managing Director of Development, Jill was the Director of Philanthropy for the ACLU of Colorado, and she formerly served Colorado State University as Director of Development for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Associate Director of Development in the College of Engineering. Jill is excited to partner with CSU's alumni and friends in support of the College’s strong commitment to innovative education, research, and outreach. 

Nate Budd / Associate Director of Development
Phone: (970) 491-5711
Office: Statistics Building 117

Nate is a 2012 graduate of CSU and joined the College of Natural Sciences as Associate Director of Development in 2017. Nate brings a diverse background in business development, sales, strategic planning and marketing from his time in water and energy resource development as well as financial and entertainment advertising. In addition to his role at CSU, Nate also serves his community as a board member for Neighbor to Neighbor and The Friends of the Gardens on Spring Creek. In this position, Nate enjoys helping friends and alumni of the College of Natural Sciences achieve their philanthropic goals while advancing the mission of the University and developing positive opportunities for students.

Shana Bode / Assistant Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship
Phone: (970) 491-2647
Office: Statistics Building 106

Shana Bode was born and raised in Fort Collins and received her Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University. Prior to her employment at CSU, she spent over a decade working and volunteering in the Poudre School District and also served as the District Coordinator and Poudre River Regional Director for the Odyssey of the Mind Program. She joined the College of Natural Sciences as the Donor Relations Coordinator in 2014. In this position, she works with the Development Team to support philanthropic relationships and generate support for our students and programs.

Ellen Field / Donor Relations and Stewardship Coordinator
Phone: (970) 491-2373
Office: Statistics Building 117

Ellen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and Media Studies from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon and joined the development team in 2018. As an undergraduate student, Ellen worked as an IT Service Technician while also completing internships in development, marketing, communications and event planning. A Fort Collins native, Ellen brings with her a passion for learning and a breadth of skills that will be a tremendous asset to furthering our operational, stewardship, and fundraising goals for the College.

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