Meet the directors

Photo:  Cat Comley

Catherine "Cat" Comley Adams,  MPA, CFRE
Director of Development
109F Whitten Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211
Email: comleyc@missouri.edu   Phone: 573-882-2003

Cat came to MU Extension in 2012 with 11 years of nonprofit and fund-development management experience. Her fundraising career spans the sectors of higher education and human services to zoos and aquariums. Her academic background includes a bachelor’s degree in history and religion, a master’s in nonprofit management and organizational change, and international certification as a fundraising executive.

Cat’s duties as director of development are to advance MU Extension priorities within the campus-wide One Mizzou campaign, to identify and cultivate current and prospective donors, and to promote joint fundraising efforts among extension’s partners on and off campus.

Photo:  Cynthia Crawford

Cynthia Crawford, EdS, PhD
Director of Donor Education
109C Whitten Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211
Email: crawfordc@missouri.edu  Phone: 573-825-8778

Building on 30 years of success as a field faculty member in family financial education, community development and council leadership development, Cynthia became MU Extension’s first director of donor education in 2013. Her academic background includes family economics, community development, adult education and program development. She is a Kellogg Foundation International Leadership Fellow.

Cynthia’s duties as director of donor education are to educate faculty, staff, councils and key partners on development; to identify and meet prospective donors; to manage extension retiree relations; and to participate in state and national committees, boards and initiatives related to development.

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