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The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Staff

Development

Photo of Sarah Mentze Sarah Mentze
Associate Director for Annual Giving and Stewardship
Phone: (916) 734-9614, Email:
sarah.mentze@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Sarah Mentze serves as the School of Nursing’s annual giving and stewardship liaison, providing strategic and operational support to further the school’s philanthropic initiatives. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Mentze was the development and marketing manager at Stanford Youth Solutions where her responsibilities included donor stewardship, grants and foundation management, strategic communications and event management. With a focus on connecting supporters to organizations’ missions and their impact, she led infrastructure development and created operational efficiencies as a membership and event coordinator for the California Alternative Payment Program Association and as a major giving administrator for KVIE Public Television. Mentze attended California State University, Sacramento.
Hyemi Sevening
Senior Director of Development
Phone: (916) 734-8509, Email:
hyemi.sevening@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Hyemi Sevening is a senior director of development for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing where she designs, develops, delivers and administers fundraising programs with an emphasis on major gifts and principal gifts. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Sevening led fundraising efforts as the director of development at institutions in Louisville, Ky., including the University of Louisville, Assumption High School and Norton Healthcare Foundation. She also directed development efforts at Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Engineering and was a senior director of development for Iowa State University’s College of Engineering. Sevening earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Political Science from the University of Louisville, Ky.
Christine Vargas
Director of Development
Phone: (916) 734-7216, Email: christine.vargas@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

As director of development, Christine Vargas identifies, cultivates and stewards major donors and broadens the annual giving program for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Vargas created and implemented stewardship and fundraising activities at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. She also worked at UC Davis School of Law in special events and alumni programs. Vargas graduated from UC Davis in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Organizational Sociology.