Meet the Gift Planning Team

Photo of John C. Woods, Assistant Vice President, Gift Planning


John C. Woods

Assistant Vice President, Estate and Gift Planning
614-292-7254, woods.715@osu.edu

Prior to joining Ohio State in June 2015, John was vice president of gift planning for the University of Arizona (UA) Foundation for 21 years. Before UA he worked for the law firm of Dickerman and Nuckolls in Tucson, Arizona. He earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from the University of Arizona and a law degree from Creighton University. He is a member of the Worthington Estate Planning Council, Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, Central Ohio Planned Giving Roundtable and State Bar of Arizona. John is a past member of the Southern Arizona Estate Planning Council and the Planned Giving Roundtable of Southern Arizona, where he has served as president. He also has been on the board of the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Tucson where he served as president.

Photo of Mary Ann Iveson, Senior Director of Development, Gift Planning  


Mary Ann Iveson

Senior Director of Development, Estate and Gift Planning
614-688-5683, iveson.2@osu.edu

A Canton, Ohio, native, Mary Ann earned a B.A. in accounting from Walsh University in North Canton and a J.D. from the University of Akron. Mary Ann practiced taxation and employee-benefits law in Canton before joining Ohio State. Mary Ann has been with the gift planning office for 17 years. She is active with the Central Ohio Planned Giving Council and Worthington Estate Planning Council.

Thomas D. Hatch, Director of Development, Gift Planning


Thomas D. Hatch

Director of Development, Estate and Gift Planning
614-688-3651, hatch.32@osu.edu

Thomas was a senior treasury associate in the Office of the Treasurer at Ohio State for 15 years before joining the gift planning team in October 2015. Before Ohio State, he worked as a fee-based financial planner in San Diego, California. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and an M.S. in business administration with an emphasis in financial and tax planning from San Diego State University. He is a member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, Central Ohio Planned Giving Council, Tri-County Estate Planning Council, and The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), where he holds the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designation. Thomas is a current member of the University Staff Advisory Committee (USAC), where he will serve as chair for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

Photo of Mark Mangia, Director of Development, Gift Planning


Mark Mangia

Director of Development, Estate and Gift Planning
614-292-0732, mangia.8@osu.edu

A Columbus, Ohio, native and third-generation Buckeye, Mark joined the gift planning team in December 2015 after working in the Office of Advancement for Ohio State’s College of Arts and Sciences. During his years with Arts and Sciences, Mark built partnerships with corporations and foundations and worked with alumni and donors to grow support for The Ohio State University Marching Band. Mark is a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Allied Medicine (now School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences) with a bachelor’s degree in medical technology. He is currently pursuing his M.B.A. at the Fisher College of Business. Mark is a member of the Central Ohio Planned Giving Council, the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, and the university’s STEAM Factory.

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Maria F. Miller

Director of Development, Estate and Gift Planning
614-685-5856, miller.3915@osu.edu

Prior to Ohio State, Maria was an immigration attorney at a boutique law firm in Columbus. She earned her law degree from the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State. She is a member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, Central Ohio Planned Giving Council, and State Bar of Ohio. When she’s not working, she is busy with her family, poring over cookbooks for new recipes to try and working with community organizations where she lives in Worthington.

Photo of Andrew Marvin, Director of Development, Gift Planning


Andrew Marvin

Associate Director of Development, Estate and Gift Planning
614-688-2300, marvin.68@osu.edu

Andrew is a Northeast Ohio native who earned his B.A. in political science from Kent State University and his law degree from the University of Louisville. Prior to law school, Andrew interned at the Ohio House of Representatives. After law school he returned to Columbus, where he was admitted to the State of Ohio Bar. Andrew has assisted at various legal clinics in the greater Columbus community and is a member of the estate-planning sections of both the Columbus Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association.

Photo of Danette Golis-Variano, Probate and Trust Manager, Gift Planning


Danette Golis-Variano

Probate and Trust Manager, Estate and Gift Planning
614-292-1600, golis-variano.1@osu.edu

Prior to joining Ohio State in September 2015, Danette was the trust and estate administrator for the University of Arizona Foundation for six years. Prior to that, she worked in higher education for 18 years at the University of Arizona and at the University of Idaho. Danette has a bachelor’s degree in office administration and a master’s degree in business education, both from the University of Idaho. She has also completed paralegal course work at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona.

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Grant Courtheyn

Coordinator, Estate and Gift Planning
614-292-7714, courtheyn.1@osu.edu

A Canal Fulton, Ohio, native, Grant earned a BA in history from The Ohio State University in 2003. Grant returned to his alma mater in mid-2006 after working in the service and retail industry for three years. Originally hired by transportation and parking, he has also worked for the office of the president and athletics in his time with the university. He currently lives in Gahanna with his wife and son. 

Photo of Frank Clover, Office Associate, Gift Planning


Frank Clover

Office Associate, Estate and Gift Planning
614-247-6486, clover.4@osu.edu

Frank has worked for the university since 1999 for the 4-H Foundation, the Extension Service business office, and University Development. He graduated from Ohio State with a B.A. in German and history and earned an M.L.S. from Kent State University.

Photo of Delfina Delisle, Marketing Manager, Gift Planning


Delfina Delisle

Marketing Manager, Estate and Gift Planning
614-292-3192, delisle.8@osu.edu

Delfina has served in this role for the past three years and helps create and implement communication programs for the office. Delfina moved to Ohio in 2012 with her husband. Prior to joining Ohio State, she worked as a marketing manager for Webster Bank and MetLife. She earned a bachelor’s degree in international business and Spanish from Assumption College and an MBA from Quinnipiac University.

 

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