Office of Development

The Office of Development acquires funding from foundations, corporations, civic, social and religious organizations, and individuals to ensure that Fisk University has the financial resources to carry out its mission and vision consistently in conjunction with the University’s fundraising priorities.  The Office works to increase revenue from private sources for annual operating expenses, the University’s endowment, and to help fund capital projects of the University.


Cheryl M. Thomas
Assistant Vice President for Development

Van A. Pinnock
Director of Corporate and Community Relations
Office: 615.329.8852
Cell: 615.364.0141


Sheila Y. Smith, M.B.A. '77
Director of Planned Giving and Scholarships
Office: 615.329.8710
Cell: 615.300.5074

Aundria Duncan-Wagner Green, Ph.D.
Director of Annual Giving
Office: 615.329.8595
Cell: 615.818.3470

Vince PremDas
Capital and Leadership Giving Officer
Office: 615.329.8530
Cell: 615.618.9484