255 Grapevine Road, Wenham, MA 01984-9971
Britt Carlson Eaton
Vice President for Advancement
Britt has deep roots at Gordon College as a third-generation alum. She earned a B.A. degree in Political Studies while also playing soccer for the Fighting Scots. Britt began her career immediately upon graduation, joining the Gordon College Admissions team recruiting new students from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. After working in a number of roles of increasing responsibility in Admissions, Britt accepted the role of associate vice president for college relations and annual giving in 2014 and in 2021 began serving as vice president for advancement. Most recently, Britt provided leadership for Faith Rising: The Campaign for Gordon College, which raised $187 million, exceeding its goal of $130 million and concluding a year early.
Director of Development, Philanthropic Advisor
Dan leads Gordon’s major gifts team that includes both current and deferred giving.
Brad has the privilege of building relationships with individuals and families on behalf of the college. As a result, it is a deep, godly blessing to witness the generosity of others and the watch how the Holy Spirit directs and guides in this philanthropic endeavor.
Director of Grants and Sponsored Projects
Dawn serves as the Director of Grants and Sponsored Projects, stewarding Gordon’s institutional relationships with foundation and corporate partners as well as supporting faculty research. Dawn received her MA in Christian Education from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has been blessed to serve her local church on the North Shore of Boston for the last sixteen years through various educational ministries and leadership, most recently as a champion of foster care advocacy and support.
Grace (Heffner) Bish
Assistant Director of Sustained Giving and Advancement Communications
Grace manages the stewardship phase for all mid-level college donors. Her annual communications schedule includes written and digital pieces that enhance donor engagement and offer insight into the growth of the college. Additionally, Grace directs the Partners Program and works to expand Gordon’s giving community.
Director of Advancement Initiatives, Director of Bible Translation Program
Kristin serves the Advancement team by leading team-wide initiatives, strengthening Advancement’s ties and connections across the College and supporting the work of the Vice President.
Senior Director of Advancement Services and CRM
Rick leads all key technical projects, technology strategy, reporting and analysis.
Jamie (Hokanson) Vargas
Associate Director, Contracts and Compliance
Manager, Administration Gordon College Foundation
Jamie manages scholarships from creation to stewardship and handles administration for planned giving. She oversees Board of Trustee and presidential stewardship and handles compliance for the College’s fundraising. When she isn’t working she enjoys hiking, writing poetry, and spending time with her family.
Associate Director of Advancement Data Services
Joe’s primary responsibility is keeping biographical and contact information up to date in the Advancement database. In addition to that, he also serves as a secondary database administrator, is in charge of prospect research for the office, and fixes a myriad of technical problems for his colleagues. When he isn’t working, he enjoys reading, playing soccer, and cooking.
Associate Director of Gift Processing and Record Services
Debi manages all aspects of gift processing. She works closely with her team members and donors in ensuring that the donor intent is met for all gifts and grants received. Contact her if you would like your employer to match your gift or if you have any questions regarding your gift.
Director of Alumni Engagement and Sustainability
Peter’s role encompasses both alumni engagement and sustained giving, and he works closely with faculty and staff colleagues across campus to help them amplify their work. “I consider it a joy to (re)connect alumni with the people and programs at Gordon that shaped their time as students, as faculty-student relationships remain one of the most unique and cherished aspects of many alumni experiences.”
Director of Parent Engagement
Kathy oversees all engagement opportunities for our parent community and serves as a resource for the needs and questions of Gordon parents. As an alumni parent, she has seen first-hand the dedication of the faculty and staff, the forever friendships made, and the prayer this community is regularly covered in, making it a joy supporting our parent community making their experience a memorable and meaningful one.