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Lindsey M. Sadonis

Senior Director – Major Gifts

Contact

Office Location

440 Huntington Avenue
248 West Village H
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Lindsey Sadonis, 202WVH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000

Education

  • Bachelors in Political Science and History, University at Buffalo
  • Master in International Affairs, Brooklyn College

What are the brief specifics of your educational/career background?

For more than ten years, I’ve helped raise millions of dollars for colleges, universities and other non-profits. Prior to Northeastern, I was a member of the major giving team at Boston College and helped bring their $1.6 billion capital campaign to a successful close. Earlier in my career, my higher education development experience began at Union College and then at Skidmore College. I earned a Bachelors degree as a double major in political science and history at the University at Buffalo while also competing for their NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer team. In addition, I have a Master’s degree in international affairs from Brooklyn College.

What are the key aspects of your role at Northeastern? What do you enjoy most/find most interesting about what you do?

My role focuses on understanding CCIS and institutional priorities, working collaboratively with internal and external partners to build philanthropic relationships with prospective donors, and developing personalized strategies to secure transformational commitments to advance the mission of CCIS. What I love most about my role is having an opportunity to work leading faculty who are conducting cutting-edge research in the core areas of computer science and across disciplines, getting to know our community of supporters, and working closely with them to enhance the academic and real-world learning experiences for our students.

What’s the most compelling thing to you about the research/work that goes on at the College?

That’s a tough question because there’s so much incredible work going on across CCIS, but I’m most inspired by our commitment to addressing the need for diversity in our classrooms and throughout the technology industry. I know this is a key priority for the Dean and I’m excited to help contribute to this key component of our mission.

What led you to work in your field and/or study at your college? Any reason in particular why you opted for those particular schools/careers (family history, a program you were excited about, a city you were dying to live in)?

On a personal level, I’m especially thrilled to be a member of the CCIS team, as I’ve seen firsthand the impact of a computer science education. My mother started her career as a nurse and went back to school for a master’s degree in computer science. She’s told me she would have loved access to our ALIGN program back then! This career transition opened up countless doors for my mother and my family, for which I am forever grateful.