Monday, July 18, 2016

Nick Giacona joins University Relations as Assistant Director of Advancement Services

University Relations is very pleased to welcome Nicholas “Nick” Giacona as Assistant Director of Advancement Services for Hawai‘i Pacific University. 

Bringing over 34 years of experience, Nick will be responsible for directing the Advancement Services activities, which include gift acknowledgements, stewardship, gift entry and accounting, matching gift, recurring gift, and pledge reminder processes. Working collaboratively with his colleagues in University Relations, he will lead efforts to provide dashboards and data related to private support of HPU.

Nick was director of Advancement Services for 11 years at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  He served in that same role at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in California and worked as a Director of Prospect Research at UCLA. His areas of expertise include database administration; user training and support; gift processing, receipting and auditing; customized alumni and donor report writing; computer programming (SQL) and data analysis, data preparation and segmentation for fund-raising and other development activities; donor/prospect research and tracking; and biographical record maintenance.

“We are very fortunate that Nick decided to make Hawai‘i his home and join our team at HPU,” said Sam Moku, Vice President for University Relations. “He started July 1st and hit the ground running. Please join us in welcoming Nick and his wife Keiko to the HPU ‘ohana.” 

Nick’s son Kyle, a recent UH graduate, also resides on O‘ahu. His daughter Sarah has a degree from New Mexico State University and works for Disney in Orlando, Florida.

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