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October 2020


Oaktober Fest

5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Main campus - Due to COVID protocols this event is only open to current students, faculty and staff of MVNU.


7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Bridge in the Grove - Due to COVID protocols this event is only open to current students, faculty and staff of MVNU.

Zoom Prayer Revival Meeting

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Justin Nowicki

Justin Nowicki (’11)

Assistant VP for Development
740-397-9000, Ext. 4302
Justin is responsible for the overall supervision and integration of development and alumni relations functions including endowments, gifts administration and records. Additionally, he oversees development programs and special events, reports and data management, prospect research and management, stewardship development and analysis, and planned giving.

Jill Ballenger

Jill Ballenger (’94)

Director of the University Fund
740-397-9000, Ext. 4303
Jill oversees all aspects of the annual giving program including direct mail, phonathon, social media, email, class agents and ambassadors. In addition, she manages MVNU’s relationships with the Mount Vernon and Knox County communities, including non-profits, businesses, and community groups.

Rev. Jim Dorough

Rev. Jim Dorough, D.Min.

Director of Planned and Church Giving
740-397-9000, Ext. 4112
Jim helps people plan their giving in ways that extend their Christian philanthropic heritage, shaping the futures of ministries about which they care. He plans and implements special events that build bridges and maintain relationships between churches and the university, and also provides pastoral care for non-traditional students in MVNU’s Graduate and Professional Studies programs.

John Mohnasky

John Mohnasky (’17)

Assistant Director of Development
740-397-9000, Ext. 4134
John assists the Assistant VP for Development with reporting and data management, endowments and annual giving. He is responsible for the overall endowment awarding process and works with accounting to ensure up to date record keeping of all endowed scholarships. Additionally, he assists marketing with reporting and content.

Esther Carpenter

Esther Carpenter

Gift Receipts and Records Coordinator
740-397-9000, Ext. 4332
Esther diligently ensures that every gift is processed, recorded, and receipted properly. She works closely with development staff and Accounting to properly document the philanthropic support of all MVNU constituencies.


For more info

Development Office
1-800-367-9294, option 2