Joy Kliewer


Joy Kliewer’s career spans almost 20 years in education and nonprofit fundraising, communications and outreach, and alumni and donor relations. Currently serving as Director of Development at UCI Health System, Joy served as Associate Vice President for Advancement at Pitzer College, was the founding Dean of the College of Education and Assistant Professor at Argosy University Orange County, Director of Alumni and Donor Relations at Claremont Graduate University, and has served in various capacities for Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, the 18th Street Arts Center, The Broad Stage, Mirman School, Fountain Valley School of Colorado and Western University of Health Sciences.  

She is author of the book The Innovative Campus: Nurturing the Distinctive Learning Environment (American Council on Education/Greenwood Press). 

Joy holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the Claremont Graduate University, an MA in Higher Education from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a BA in Psychology and Sociology Cum Laude, from the University of California, Irvine.    

Fundraising Area of Expertise: Joy’s core expertise is in Donor and Constituent Engagement. She also has extensive experience in Advancement Services, particularly Prospect Research, Alumni Relations and Giving, and Direct Marketing and Annual Giving.  

Sector Experience: Joy has worked across a variety of sectors, including Education, Arts and Culture, and Healthcare  

Joy’s fundraising must have: A dedicated team with a passion for their work and realistic goals to guide their success. 

Contact Joy at: [email protected]

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