Contact OFR

General inquiries

General inquiries can be directed via email to foundationrelations@northwestern.edu or via phone at 847-491-4590. Our office is located in the John Evans Alumni Center, at 1800 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208.

School-specific inquiries

If your inquiry is related to a specific school at Northwestern, feel free to contact the relevant school liaison on our staff.

Sarah J. Fodor, Executive Director
Foundation Relations and Corporate Engagement

  • Contact: s-fodor@northwestern.edu | 847-491-4584
  • Manages top University prospects and proposals; serves as liaison to IIN, NU-Qatar, and The Graduate School

Susan Fisher Miller, Senior Associate Director

  • Contact: susanfmiller@northwestern.edu | 847-491-7547
  • Serves as liaison to African Studies, Bienen, the Block Museum, Feinberg, the University Library, and Weinberg Humanities, and assists faculty nominees in limited submission foundation programs

Susan L. Dauber, Senior Associate Director

  • Contact: susan.dauber@northwestern.edu | 847-467-5046
  • Serves as liaison to Buffett Institute, CIERA, Communication, IPR, Kellogg, Law, Medill, School of Professional Studies, SESP, Student Life and Scholarships, and Weinberg Social Sciences

Heidi Jurgens, Senior Associate Director

Michelle Melin-Rogovin, Senior Associate Director, Feinberg

Maureen Scherrer, Assistant Director 

  • Contact: maureen.scherrer@northwestern.edu | 847-491-4588
  • Supports Student Life and Scholarships; conducts prospect research for faculty; manages data reporting and required materials for foundation submissions

Thomas Martin, Program Assistant

  • Contact: thomas.martin@northwestern.edu | 847-491-4590
  • Processes and tracks foundation proposals, awards, and declines; provides reporting reminders to faculty