Meet the Development Staff

The Development and Alumni Relations team supports the needs and priorities of the University through annual, major and planned giving programs. 

Brenda Haefner
Brenda K. Haefner '96 CFRE
Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations 
Warde 206
319-350-3663
bhaefner@mtmercy.edu

Brenda joined Mount Mercy University’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations in April 2015. She serves as the Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations. Brenda is a 1996 graduate of Mount Mercy and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration as well as a certified fund raising executive credential. 

Lonna Drewelow

Lonna Drewelow '86
Assistant Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations
Warde 207
319-286-4408
ldrewelow@mtmercy.edu

Lonna joined Mount Mercy University's Office of Development and Alumni Relations in 1988. She serves as the Assistant Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations. Lonna earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mount Mercy in 1986. 

Peter Fegley

Peter Fegley
Assistant Director for Annual Giving
pfegley@mtmercy.edu
319-363-1323 ext.1607

Peter joined our team in January 2018 after serving as an admission counselor for three years here at Mount Mercy. Peter is a 2011 graduate of Central College and will earn his Masters of Strategic Leadership from MMU in 2018. Peter oversees both our phonathon program and works to grow the MMU Fund.

Becky Whitman

Becky Whitman
Gift Processing & Office Manager
Warde 206 
319-363-1323 ext.1263 
bwhitman@mtmercy.edu 

Becky joined the Mount Mercy University's Office of Development and Alumni Relations in 2018. She holds the position of Gift Processing and Office Manager.

Morgan Ortmann
Morgan Ortmann '17
Assistant Director for Alumni Relations
Warde 203
319-363-1323 ext. 1828
mortmann@mtmercy.edu
Morgan joined Mount Mercy in January 2018. She earned her BA in graphic design and marketing from MMU in 2017. Morgan assists with alumni engagement efforts, including every Mustang's favorite — Alumni Reunion Weekend!

Michaela Pease
Michaela Pease 
Director for Development & Alumni Relations
Warde 205
319-363-1323 ext.1869
mpease@mtmercy.edu
Michaela joined Mount Mercy University as the Director for Development and Alumni Relations in May 2017. She is a 2010 graduate of Loras College and earned her Master in Higher Education Leadership from Merrimack College in 2016. Michaela loves to share her heart of blue and gold with the Mount Mercy community!