Marquette Club of Chicago

Marquette Club of Chicago Co-presidents

As the co-presidents of the Marquette Club of Chicago, we look forward to an exciting year of many alumni programs to connect, network and celebrate our alma mater.

It's a privilege to serve you. Please look for alumni programming scheduled throughout the year. All regional and on-campus events can be found on the main MUAA event calendar.

We are Marquette! 

Paul MangheraPaul Manghera, Bus Ad '82,
of Tinley Park
Marquette Club of Chicago
Co-president

Katelyn Bleach, Eng '13Katelyn Bleach, Eng '13,
of Chicago
Marquette Club of Chicago
Co-president


Club Coordinators

  • Molly Henry, H Sci '11; service programs
  • Caitlin Kluba, Comm '13; game-watching events
  • Jim Mitchell, Sp '81; Chicago alumni admissions chair
  • Dan Leibforth, Bus Ad '12, volunteers
  • William Ruben, Comm '12; game-watching events
  • Taylor Trovillion, Comm '12, development


Marquette Club of Chicago Scholarship 

Support students in our area by making a gift to our MU Club of Chicago Scholarship Fund.

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Marquette Regional Development Team - Chicagoland

It is our pleasure to introduce some new and some familiar faces who work with Marquette alumni, parents and friends throughout the Chicago area. This team is eager to keep you engaged and involved with Marquette. Below are Marquette development and alumni engagement staff to ensure Marquette’s continued success:

Tim Brady

Tim Brady, Bus Ad '85, Law '88
Director of Regional Development
timothy.brady@marquette.edu, (312) 739-2155 or (414) 288-8102

Tim joins Marquette’s regional development team following years working in Chicago and New York with HSBC Securities, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Smith Barney and Lehman Brothers.  Prior to that, Tim practiced law in Milwaukee.

   
Dan DeWeerdt Dan DeWeerdt
Engagement Director
daniel.deweerdt@marquette.edu, (414) 288-4740

Dan is responsible for leading University Advancement’s alumni programming efforts in the Chicago area as well as providing alumni access to valuable job and industry-related resources and programs. This includes mentoring and job shadowing initiatives with Marquette students.
   
Loretta Namovic Loretta Namovic, Arts '88, Grad '90
Director of Regional Development
loretta.namovic@marquette.edu, (312) 739-1021 or (414) 288-8106

Loretta joins Marquette's regional development team from Loyola University Chicago, where she had been the director of development for the John Felice Rome Center. Prior to that, Loretta served as the president of her high school alma mater, St. Scholastica Academy, for six years.
   
Cathy Steinhafel

Cathy Steinhafel, Law '89
Director of Development, Planned Giving
catherine.steinhafel@marquette.edu, (414) 288-6501

In partnership with the Chicago development team, Cathy assists alumni, parents and friends in making transformative lifetime and legacy gifts unique to their philanthropic passions and values.  Cathy joined Marquette’s Office of Planned Giving in 2009; her prior experience includes gift planning at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, private legal practice, in-house bond counsel at a national trust company and corporate governance law and capital campaign management for several local non-profit organizations.

Djana Sterpin

Djana Sterpin
Director of Regional Development
djana.sterpin@marquette.edu, (312) 739-1928 or (414) 288-8107

Djana Sterpin joins the Chicago team as director of regional development. She brings 15-plus years of fundraising experience in higher education and healthcare. Most recently, she was director of development for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

   
Liz Thorson Liz Thorson, H Sci '07, Grad '11
Director of Regional Development
elizabeth.thorson@marquette.edu, (414) 288-7222

A familiar face at Marquette, Liz joins the Chicago development team after serving as the director of development for Marquette’s Diederich College of Communication. Prior to that, Liz was the assistant director of regional development, focused on the northeast.
   

 

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