Staff Spotlights

Our people are what drives the UC Foundation and its mission to support UC's aspirations through philanthropy. Read stories of foundation employees and how they have made an impact through a career at the UC Foundation.

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Khalia Shaw
Prospect Development Manager, Advancement Services

Supporting the research and development process:
“As a part of the prospect research team, I support development officers in the management of their prospect portfolios and other prospect development needs across several UC college units. Essentially, I alleviate the pressure of the many facets of prospect development, including, but not limited to prospect research, identifying key factors to formulate a targeted plan strategy, and ensuring that plans and opportunities are documented correctly.”  

Reaching across teams:
“Collaborative work is a major part of my everyday work life. It is the essential collaborations with development officers, deans, department administrators and my colleagues across UCF departments that ensure I am able to best support the needs of my units: to raise private funds that transform lives.”

Family ties and future goals:
“My daughter, a current student at Cincinnati’s School for the Creative and Performing Arts, performed as a clarinetist on the CCM Corbett Theater stage in 2017. She aspires to apply to CCM when the time comes. It would be awesome to say that not only do I work for the UC Foundation, but my daughter studies instrumentation at the esteemed UC College-Conservatory of Music.” (https://ccm.uc.edu/)


Dillon Wray
Graphic Designer, Communications and Marketing

An early connection to UC:

“UC kick started my education when I was still in high school. As a sophomore, I enrolled in College Credit Plus courses (https://ucclermont.edu/admissions/college-credit-plus.html) and was able to graduate high-school with over 60 credit hours.”

A love for architecture and campus landmarks:

“One of my favorite hobbies is photographing and learning about architecture. Some of my favorite spots on campus are in and around some of our coolest buildings like the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies, designed by Frank Gehry in 1999. I also have a bit of a knack for brutalist architecture and the idea behind it, so I think the Crosley Tower is such a fun/interesting building.”  On working at UC Foundation:

“I really love our team dynamic in the Communication and Marketing department. We make everyone feel included and valued, which is such an important thing for me.”

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