Chelsea Skluzacek, Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Bachelor of Science, Social Work
Minnesota State Unversity, Mankato, '06
I am from southern Minnesota and am a proud first-generation college graduate from Minnesota State University, Mankato. I started my career in fundraising in 2006 when I was hired as a student employee for the Annual Giving Call Center on campus. This position was a life-changing experience and brought out my appreciation for the University and it’s donors. I am beyond grateful to fundraise for the University and to still be a part of the call center and to work with students.
If I won the lottery tomorrow, I'd start an event planning business to help environmental non-profits fundraise. And, you know, keep working here.
If I weren't so damn good at my job, I'd probably be a trapeze artist and perform in traveling shows.
Advice I would give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars is it will be one of the best decisions you will ever make, I mean like, ever!
The most inspiring part of my job is to see the campus community supporting current students and helping build a better tomorrow!