Office of Sustainable Giving

Mark Ernest

media/ernest-m.jpgDirector of Sustainable Giving

Mark is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University and has served in the Office of Sustainable Giving since 2008. He oversees mass solicitation efforts for the DeLand campus with areas of responsibility including direct mail, email solicitation, student phonathon and special targeted giving programs such as student philanthropy, faculty and staff, reunion and online giving day campaigns.


Becca Thomas

thomasDirector, Outreach & Transitions

Rebecca joined the Development team in the spring of 2016 as the assistant director of sustainable giving. Rebecca oversees the development of on-campus philanthropic culture, education and participation. Some of her responsibilities include developing, implementing and managing internal campus-based fundraising projects; overseeing the Green, White & YOU student philanthropy group; and fostering dynamic traditions of philanthropic collaboration and giving with both internal and external constituencies.

Rebecca previously worked as the director of community development in Orlando with the Orlando City Soccer Club and Foundation, developing and implementing health and wellness programs for the Central Florida community. Rebecca earned her M.S. in Sport and Exercise Science and B.S. in Education at the University of Central Florida and holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Rollins College’s Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership.


Christine Martin

media/martin-c.jpgSustainable Giving Coordinator

Christine is a member of the Sustainable Giving team working in an environment dedicated to advancing the mission of Stetson University by developing, planning and implementing a comprehensive program that will broaden the university’s donor base and increase overall participation and financial support of Stetson. She is the project manager for mass print and email solicitations as well as being responsible for planning, managing and executing the calling program, maintaining the Development web pages, and overseeing the university’s fundraising compliance.


Olivia Nutting

Student Philanthropy Coordinator

Olivia joined Stetson University's Development team in the fall of 2019. As the Student Philanthropy Coordinator, she oversees the student organization, Green, White & YOU, which serves as the student alumni association and student philanthropy group. The organization aims to foster a positive on-campus experience toward philanthropic culture, education and participation. Olivia graduated from the University of Florida in 2018 with a bachelor's in public relations. After graduation, she completed a year of service through AmeriCorps VISTA with Starkville Habitat for Humanity in Mississippi.