Office of Alumni Programs and Annual Giving

Samford's Office of Alumni Programs and Annual Giving is here to serve you. From hosting regional alumni events to supporting alumni chapters and volunteers, the purpose of this office is to help you stay connected with Samford University and fellow alumni around the world. The office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST. 


 

Chris Blazer

Senior Director of Alumni Programs and Annual Giving

Contact Information:

Email: cdblazer@samford.edu
Phone: (205) 726-2337
Office: Samford Hall, 314B

Education: 

  • B.A. in history, Samford University

As Senior Director of Alumni Programs and Annual Giving, Chris oversees and directs the operations of the Alumni Programs and Annual Giving office, collaborates with alumni and annual giving programs across campus, and serves as a resource to volunteers within the Samford Alumni Association and other school-specific alumni boards.

Sarah Waller

Coordinator of Marketing and Communication

Contact Information:

Email: swaller@samford.edu
Phone: (205) 726-4628
Office: Samford Hall 314

Education:

  • B.A. journalism and mass communication, Samford University
  • Graduate student, Samford University's Brock School of Business

As Coordinator of Marketing and Communication, Sarah manages all communication from the Office of Alumni Programs and Annual Giving, including direct mail, email, fundraising appeals, social media and web services. She also serves as the university's point person for all mass email sent to external audiences through iModules. 

Casey Ramey

Director of Alumni Programs

Contact Information

Email: cramey@samford.edu
Phone: (205) 726-4315
Office: Samford Hall 314

Education:

  • B.S. Business Administration-Marketing, Auburn University

As Director of Alumni Programs, Casey works with alumni through Samford's regional alumni chapters, which serve as an extension of the Samford University Alumni Association in cities across the country. She also works to connect alumni to involvement opportunities through programs and events, including homecoming. 

Allison Strickland

Coordinator of Alumni Programs and Legacy League

Contact Information:

Email: ahubbard@samford.edu
Phone: (205) 726-4065
Office: Samford Hall 314

Education:

  • B.A. journalism and mass communication, Samford University

As the Coordinator of Alumni Programs and Legacy League, Allison plans and executes programs and events associated with the Samford Alumni Association and Legacy League. She also serves as the advisor for Samford Ambassadors.  

 

Karen Templeton

Director of Annual Giving

Contact Information:

Email: ktemplet@samford.edu
Phone: (205) 726-4580

As Director of Annual Giving, Karen oversees all annual giving efforts across campus including general fundraising efforts, the Samford employee charity campaign and the Big Give.

 


Logan Heim

Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Contact Information:

Email: lheim@samford.edu
Phone: (205) 726-2302
Office: Samford Hall 311

Education:

  • B.A. journalism and mass communication, Samford University
  • Graduate student, Samford University's Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education

As Assistant Director, Logan leads and manages the student Phonathon program and coordinates student philanthropy efforts across campus. She also serves as advisor for SGA class officers.

Kim Cripps

Director of Stewardship

Contact Information:

Email: kcripps@samford.edu
Phone: (205) 726-4180
Office: Samford Hall 321

Education:

  • B.A. public relations, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Graduate student, Samford University's Brock School of Business

Grace Okoro

Phonathon Manager

Contact Information:

Email: gokoro@samford.edu
Office: Samford Hall 309

Education:

  • B.A. in psychology, Samford University
  • Graduate student, Samford University's College of Health Sciences

As Phonathon Manager, Grace assists the Assistant Director of Annual Giving in the strategic execution and management of day to day operations of the Samford University Phonathon Program.


Aimee Dykes

Alumni Programs Student Intern

Contact Information:

Email: adykes3@samford.edu
Office: Samford Hall 314

Education:

  • Junior, pre-business major
Aimee serves the Office of Alumni Programs and Annual Giving in a variety of ways. She manages alumni correspondence, helps coordinate event logistics, creates amazing Samford alumni and historical displays, takes on special projects and so much more.