- Donna C. Heiser
Chief Advancement and Communications Officer
Phone: (239) 687-5405
Donna Heiser has more than 25 years of experience in advancement, public relations and marketing. She joined the Law School in December 2012 and manages the advancement and external affairs departments. Most recently, she served as Director of Advancement at a Catholic secondary school where she was instrumental in raising $9.6 million of a $10 million Capital Campaign. Mrs. Heiser also served as founder and President of McCue Advertising & Public Relations and The Genesis Group. She is a member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and serves on the boards of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, Everglades and the Gulf Coast Public Relations Society of America, and has been listed in Who’s Who of American Women, Industry, Finance and Advertising. She is an Accredited Public Relations Counselor and received her B.A. from Rosemont College in Philadelphia.
- Donna J. Anthus
Advancement Business Systems Analyst
Donna Anthus has worked in the field of development for more than 10 years, gaining experience in gift processing and reporting, event planning, compliance, and volunteer management. Joining the Law School in September 2013, she manages the database and conducts research to support the institution’s comprehensive advancement efforts. Ms. Anthus was formerly the Director of Advancement Services at Ave Maria University. She has also coordinated adult education in both corporate and academic venues for more than 20 years. Originally from New York, she received her Bachelor of Arts in education from Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y.
- Kristy Kryszczak
Director of Special Events and Communications
Phone: (239) 687-5404
Kristy Kryszczak joined the Development and External Affairs department at Ave Maria School of Law in February 2016. She has an extensive background in public relations and special events, having worked for The Estée Lauder Companies at the Manhattan headquarters in the Global Communications department for over ten years. Prior she worked as an Administrative Assistant to Mr. Leonard Lauder. A New Jersey native, Ms. Kryszczak received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications and English from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. She graduated cum laude.
- Sharon Sparrow
Leadership Gift Officer
Phone: (239) 687-5344
Sharon Sparrow comes to Naples, Florida and Ave Maria School of Law from the Bluegrass State, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kentucky. Since 1977, she has lived and worked in Louisville, Kentucky in non-profit fundraising as either a volunteer of professional Development Officer in Health Care, Post- Secondary Education, Arts & Culture, and Human Services.
Sharon has a long history of expertise in the areas of volunteer Board Recruitment and Development, Planned Giving, Capital Campaigns, Annual Gifts, Alumni Programs, Major Gifts and Special Event fundraising.