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Engineering Development Office
College of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Colorado Boulder
422 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0422


About the BEST Team

The BEST (BioFrontiers, Engineering, Science, and Technology) Team supports the College of Engineering and Applied Science by generating support from corporations, foundations, alumni, and friends of the college.

We are located within the college's Administrative Offices on the first floor of the Engineering Center on the CU-Boulder campus. Our proximity to faculty, students, and college administrators allows us to keep a pulse on the many exciting opportunities for donors to support a department, program, or initiative that aligns with their personal passions or corporate goals.

Individual Giving Contacts

For more information about making a personal gift to the College of Engineering and Applied Science, please contact any one of the following individuals:

Doug Smith, Interim Assistant Dean for Advancement, BioFrontiers, Engineering, Science & Technology
303-492-6082 or

Development team lead for BioFrontiers, Engineering, Science and Technology. Serves as liaison to the BioFrontiers Institute and the departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Aerospace Engineering Sciences.

Steve Hawthorn, Senior Director, Development
303-492-0940 or

Serves as liaison to Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. 


Director, Development (currently vacant)
Serves as liaison to Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering.

Matthew Young, Director, Development
303-492-9965 or
Serves as liaison to Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering.


Senior Director, Development
Serves as liaison to the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department and BioFrontiers Institute

Lindsey Hubbard, Development Associate
303-492-1693 or

Manages annual and leadership giving programs and is responsible for Dean's Club and stewardship activities.

Teagan Lochner, Alumni Relations Coordinator
303-492-9974 or

Corporate and Foundation Contacts

For more information about corporate and foundation support of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, please contact:

Melinda Seevers, Senior Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
303-492-7335 or

Division lead for Engineering and Technology, and primary liaison between the college and corporate and foundation contacts. Liaison to the ATLAS Institute.

Sara BuhrDirector of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations
303-735-2803 or

Serves as liaison to the BOLD Center, as well as assistant director for the college's corporate and foundation relations.

Betsey Shay, Assistant Director of Development
303-492-1187 or



Administrative Support

Julie Kurzawa, Development Assistant
303-492-7899 or

Olivia Quimby, Business Support Assistant

CJ O'Reilly, Stewardship Coordinator


Support the BEST team, coordinate alumni/donor events with the Dean's Office, and work with departments and programs on gift accounting.

For contact information for college staff in the Dean's Office, see the Guide to the Dean's Office.


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