Fundraiser added to UAA Athletics roster

by Michelle Saport  |   

University of Alaska Anchorage Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Megan Olson and UAA Director of Athletics Greg Myford announced that Jonathan Briggs has been hired as the new Assistant Athletic Director for Development, who will play a significant role in all Seawolf Athletics fundraising initiatives.

"We are pleased and proud to add a UAA alumnus like Jonathan to our stellar Major Gifts team," said Olson. "His passion for athletics and for the University of Alaska Anchorage will serve him well as he forges and strengthens connections throughout our communities to benefit Seawolf Athletics."

A 20-year resident of Anchorage, Briggs brings familiarity with community engagement and seeking contributions, having previously worked as a development coordinator in University Advancement and as the senior administrative manager in the College of Business and Public Policy. Briggs also offers prior experience with the Anchorage Museum Association, FedEx, and the Native American Rights Fund.

"We're very excited that Jonathan comes on board at such an important time," said Myford of Briggs' hiring. "I've found in my athletics career that people don't want to simply make a donation to a program. They want to make a difference in one. Jonathan's role is to make sure that our campus, our community, and Seawolf alumni everywhere realize the many ways that they can do just that through UAA Athletics. He will be extending invitations to any and all who want to join in making a difference in the education, experience and future of those who proudly compete for the Green and Gold."

During his time as a development coordinator, he was responsible for managing a portfolio of donors, coordinating special functions and corresponding with current and prospective donors.

Briggs earned an undergraduate degree in history in 2005 from UAA and will earn his master's degree in public administration from the University of Alaska Southeast in 2020.

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