Upcoming Events

  • Winter break, offices closed
    Dec 22, 2014 - Jan 02, 2015
  • Winter break, no classes, offices open
    Jan 05, 2015 - Jan 12, 2015
  • Deadline to submit written appeals for academic dismissals
    Jan 05, 2015


Working at CCAD



The Advancement office comprises Alumni Relations, Development, and Advancement Services.

This office is charged with advancing the mission of Columbus College of Art & Design by building relationships with its constituencies, securing contributions and other funding, and increasing national awareness of the college brand.


The Advancement office is located on the second floor of the Canzani Center at the corner of Cleveland Avenue and East Gay Street.

Advancement Staff

  • Laurie Beth Sweeney, Vice President for Advancement
  • Teresa Walker, administrative assistant
  • Joe Neal, director of advancement operations
  • Hilary Blakemore, annual giving officer
  • Molly Gilbride, alumni & parent relations officer
  • James Allen, data management officer
  • Melinda Conlon, grants manager

Quick Links:  Donate, Donate Online, Alumni Relations