Who We Are:
The Department of Development works daily with our alumni, friends, parents and partners to assist them in realizing their philanthropic goals by supporting Lake Erie College. We believe that all giving is personal. Whether it is for scholarships, support for a specific academic program or a capital project to reshape the campus, we can help craft the appropriate gift vehicle for each donor.
We invite those who believe in Lake Erie College to make an investment in our students, our faculty, and our academic programs. We believe that ultimately, higher education is about transforming lives. We believe that earning a degree from Lake Erie College will change your life dramatically.
Our job is to help secure educational opportunities for future generations of students and meet the enormous challenges we face as a society. We invite you to exercise your passion by supporting Lake Erie College!
Director of Major Gifts
|Pamela J. Palermo serves as the director of major gifts at Lake Erie College. In this role, she is responsible for the overall management of the major gifts program, which is charged with managing relationships and securing support from donors who are capable of making significant gifts to the College.
Pam has over seven years of experience in institutional advancement. Her past positions include manager of the membership database marketing at the Ohio State Medical Association, director of development at the Ohio Medical Education and Research Foundation and associate director of advancement at the Kent State Ashtabula Regional Campus.
Pam received her bachelor of science degree with a major in marketing, graduating magna cum laude from Franklin University. She has also completed coursework towards her master of arts degree in public relations from Kent State University.
Favorite Spot on CampusThe Dana ‘76 and Sharon ‘03 Dennis Fountain
Holly Menzie has been part of the Lake Erie College institutional advancement staff since 1999, during which time she has held various positions in development and public relations. In addition, she held a capital campaign position at the College in 1990 and 1991.
Her responsibilities include development research and writing, scholarship and donor stewardship, planned giving marketing, foundation relations and historical research. She also edits the College magazine and institutional advancement publications.
During the course of her career, Holly taught middle school language arts and high school typing at Grand River Academy and was director of development at Grand River Academy, Breckenridge Village, Heather Hill and Rose-Mary Center. She was also a reporter for Gazette Newspapers and the Ashtabula Star Beacon.
Holly holds a bachelor of arts degree with a major in communications from Muskingum College and a master of business administration degree from Lake Erie College.
She served on the Learning About Business (LAB) advisory board and the Crossroads Board of Trustees. She is a lay leader in her church where she plays in the chime choir, serves on the interim ministry team and occasionally leads worship services.
Favorite Spot on Campus
Back porch of College Hall, looking out over the Green