Terri Hempstead coordinates planned and major gifts to support NPR Illinois.
Terri joined the UIS Office of Advancement as Director of Development in April of 2018. As part of her duties, she works with NPR Illinois Development Director Nice Bogdanovich and General Manager Randy Eccles to identify donors interested in strengthening the NPR Illinois mission of informing and engaging the community.
Terri’s career in fundraising spans 20 years, most recently at St. Joseph’s Home of Springfield. She finds the work deeply satisfying. “People who love to give love to give, and I’m happy to help them find the most satisfying way to do that,” she said.
As a long-time resident of Springfield, Terri considers UIS a vital part of the community. “The influence of the public affairs focus—which is certainly what many long-time locals value about UIS—has rippled throughout our state government. And NPR Illinois reaches so many people who have perhaps no other connection.”