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Tamika Etheart

Tamika Etheart

Assistant Director, Major Gifts Events

Columbia Business School

Assistant Director, Major Gift Events at Columbia Business School

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Columbia Business School

Assistant Director, Major Gifts Events

Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts, I manage event production for the Major Gifts and Individual Giving teams. Responsibilities include negotiating venue contracts, securing food and beverage vendors, and proposing new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process.

I manage domestic and international major gift, individual giving, and stewardship events, including venue scouting, vendor and contract management, and preparation of event collateral. Regarding VIP donor events, I continue to manage event invitation design, guest registration, and prepare items for events, including name tags, table cards, gifts for guests and hosts. Events range in size from 12 person meetings, lecture series, to 100+ seated dinners, In coordination with the Senior Associate Dean, I also support the Board of Overseers semi-annual meetings of 100+ C-suite executives and spouses program.

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