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Felicia Ganthier

Felicia Ganthier

Assistant Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Columbia Business School

New York, Other

I work with MBA student clubs and organizations to secure corporate support for events and programming. I also manage a five member student board that bring C-Suite speakers to campus to address the community about leadership.




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I'm interested in the sport industry, philanthropy and a good read.

My dream job has me working with people to accomplish a project that benefits others. It can be a simple as a game that gives a fan a 4-hour break from the stresses of life or as complex as supporting a student get a quality education.
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Columbia Business School

Assistant Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Manage a portfolio that includes nine Fortune 500 companies and select alumni
Oversee the fundraising efforts of our student clubs and organizations
Serve as primary corporate fundraising contact for events such as the First-Year Student Orientation


New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Event Management Consultant

Assist Production Department with the execution and activation of large-scale, high profile bowl related
Onsite liaison at the Big 12 team (West Virginia) hotel

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Columbia University

Assistant Director of Athletic Development and Alumni Relations

Plan and organize all athletics special and high profile events including the Hall of Fame dinner and ceremony, Columbia-Barnard Athletic Consortium Silver Anniversary Celebration and Varsity C Celebration
Work closely with several head coaches to organize alumni events and activities such as golf outings, dinners and wine tastings
Manage the Varsity C Club and The Women’s Leadership Council, special initiative to increase annual fund giving by women
Supervise the Development Assistant and the processing of gifts that contribute to our $100 million campaign
Develop and maintain Development annual budget
Coordinate the logistics for the Director’s Hospitality Suite and a lounge for donors at all home football games
Maintain positive relationships with vendors, alumni and campus affiliates


2011 New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Volunteer Iowa State University VIP Hospitality Suite

Working with the Argus Group, I served as a local host for the Cyclones Hospitality Suite in the team hotel.

I used promotional items from the street teams and city guides to make the space a welcoming environment. In addition to greeting guests, I helped them naviagate the city and offered suggestions for dining and activities.

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Columbia University

Athletic Development Assistant- Annual Giving & Special Events

I was responsible for the financial record keeping of Athletics Annual Fund Giving and Athletics Special Events and assisting with organizing, implementing and managing Athletics Special Events. I also managed the athletic alumni database in conjunction with University Development and Alumni Relations


Town Sports International

Learning and Development Coord

Coordinated learning event logistics i.e. sending reminders to host clubs, attendees and instructors, arranging travel as needed and ordering/shipping training manuals

Updated employee training certifications in the Club Networks database and entered training hours in the company’s payroll system

Provided general information about learning events and annual fitness conference

Assisted with the planning of the company-wide holiday party, regonial team meetings and other events

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Tournament Asst

Supported Golf Division staff with the planning and running of the Sybase Classic presented by ShopRite, an LPGA tournament

Coordinated volunteer recruitment efforts and served as the “face” of the volunteer program

Prepared weekly volunteer status reports for Tournament Chairmen and Committee Heads

Created and distributed a monthly volunteer newsletter using Constant Contact

Maintained the ticketing and volunteer databases

Assisted the Sales Department with ticketing and fulfillment for vendors, sponsors and general spectators


Long Island University-Brooklyn

Asst. Dir. Athletic Media Relations

Served as primary contact for four sports including women’s basketball and Northeast Conference champion volleyball

Provided opponents with accurate statistics, rosters and materials as needed

Created media guides and wrote press releases; prepared weekly conference reports and helped maintain web site

Assisted with game operation, including computerized statistics, game music, and post-game faxing and emailing

Audited a Sports Writing class taught by retired AP sports writer Hal Bock

Attended a graduate level Sports Marketing course that conducted and presented to the New Jersey Nets a research project about their move to Brooklyn with the help of Manhattan based firm Buzz Marketing

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Columbia University in the City of New York

MS, Sport Management and Fundraising

Towson University

BS, Sport Management

Baltimore City College

Honors College Preparatory