Division of Development and Alumni Relations

Division of Development and Alumni Relations

The Division of Development and Alumni Relations brings together the diverse efforts of a dedicated team responsible for supporting the needs and priorities of the university through annual, major and planned giving programs. 

Duff Ridgeway

Duff Ridgeway
Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
206A Warde
dridgeway@mtmercy.edu  |  319-286-4406

Duff serves as Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at Mount Mercy University. He currently oversees the 11-member team in the Office of Alumni and Development, campaign, development, alumni, annual fund and grant-writing operations. Specializing in team building and leadership fundraising, Duff received his BA from Wartburg College and his MA in Philanthropy at the University of Northern Iowa.

Lonna Drewelow
Assistant Vice President for Advancement
515 Warde
drewelow@mtmercy.edu  |  319-286-4408

Lonna earned a B.S. in business administration from Mount Mercy in 1986. She joined the alumni and development staff in 1988 and connects with alumni and friends of the university to build support for Mount Mercy. She travels in Iowa, Wisconsin, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

Danielle Rings 
Assistant Vice President for Development
Warde 207
drings@mtmercy.edu  |  319-286-4402

Danielle joined the Mount Mercy University Office of Development and Alumni Relations in August 2011. She spent her professional career in the pension and profit sharing world with lots of fundraising on a volunteer basis. As the Director of Development, Danielle helps secure philanthropic support for the university by overseeing all development and alumni activities within the department. Danielle also works with donors in Eastern Iowa and the Cedar Rapids area.

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We encourage you to email us directly with any questions you may have or call 319-368-6468.

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