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Office of Development | Meet Your Development Team

Dr. Hugh Dempsey

Dr. Hugh Dempsey

Vice President of Development

As Vice President of Development, Dr. Dempsey leads the Campaign for Trinity’s Second Century. Additionally, he is responsible for establishing departmental goals and setting the agenda for the development team of accomplished professionals in fields of research, planned giving, alumni affairs and database management.

Dr. Dempsey is committed to promoting the recognition of Trinity Washington University as the powerhouse it is, both academically and economically.   Contact Dr. Dempsey by email at or by phone at 202 884 9704 to learn more about how the Trinity Development Team can be of service to you!

Kathleen Zeifang

Kathleen Zeifang

Director, Major & Planned Gifts

Kathleen is responsible for establishing a major gifts program to include individual alums and friends of the university as well as foundation and corporate grants for the  Campaign for Trinity’s Second Century and ongoing annual major gifts.   Contact Kathleen at or by phone at 202 884 9705.

Alyson Stoffer

Alyson Stoffer

Director, Annual Fund

Alyson’s mission is to provide an excellent giving experience for current and future supporters of the Trinity Annual Fund. How can we improve your giving experience? Contact Alyson Stoffer at or 202-884-9708 for comments or questions.

Alex Groag

Alex Groag

Prospect Researcher for Development

Alex is responsible for researching pertinent information from online and print resources, in-house files, WealthEngine database and other sources to prepare research profiles on individuals, corporations and foundations. Information gathered and analyzed includes biographical data, professional information, giving capability, philanthropic interests, relationships, community involvement, and other interests.  Contact Alex at or by phone at 202 884 9721.

Karen Gainor

Karen Gainor

Development Management Specialist

A key role for Karen is to steward and serve as a liasion to recipients and donors of Trinity scholarships. Karen is also charged with the overall support of the daily operations in the Development Office. In addition, she works closely with other development office associates to produce analysis of giving patterns, identifying donor potential and working with the Vice President to create donor related events nationwide. Contact Karen at or by phone at 202 884 9720.

Denise Gray

Denise Gray

 Database Specialist

Denise provides critical support to the Development Office by maintaining the POWERCAMPUS database, updating alumnae records for accuracy of information. Denise is also responsible for completing the gift processing and compiling reports correspondence. Contact Denise at or by phone at 202 884 9706.

Contact the Development office at 202-884-9720, or by email at Trinity is a 501(C)3 non-profit educational organization. More contact info.



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