Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
King’s College Public Relations Office: (570) 208-5957
October 17, 2017 – Desiree Voitek has joined King’s College as director of annual giving within the Office of Institutional Advancement. Voitek will lead the development and implementation of strategies to build mutually-supportive relationships with alumni, parents, faculty and staff, community partners, and friends of the College to earn philanthropic investment in the institution. The Annual Giving Program collaborates with local volunteers and with other King’s departments, faculty, and professionals.
Prior to coming to King’s, Voitek was the assistant director of development at Misericordia University, where she built relationships with major donors and launched the university’s first giving day on campus. She also served in a variety of positions at the American Cancer Society, including senior market manager, Community Engagement; Relay for Life manager; and income development representative. A resident of Luzerne, she earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the Pennsylvania State University.
Joining Voitek on the new Annual Giving team as associate director is current King’s Institutional Advancement professional Kim Cardone. A resident of Nanticoke, Cardone earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications at King’s and began her tenure at the College in 1996 as assistant director of alumni relations. In addition to alumni relations, Cardone’s experience at King’s includes annual giving, major gifts, stewardship, and volunteer engagement.
“Desiree’s positive energy, fresh perspective, creative ideas, and diverse talents match well with Kim’s rich experience in annual giving, her extensive knowledge of our alumni base, and her unique professional skill set,” said Frederick A. Pettit, Esq., vice president for Institutional Advancement. “I am very optimistic about the future of our Annual Giving program at King’s.”