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Matt Rheinecker, PhD

Vice President of Advancement

I’ve been with Madonna University since January of 2020. I grew up in Toledo, was born in Saginaw 和 attended Siena Heights University. My wife 和 I live in West Bloomfield with our toddlers Pierson 和 Kennedy.

I look forward to connecting with the many alumni 和 friends that Madonna University is fortunate to have as supporters. Your support allows us to continue to carry out the mission of the Felician Sisters 和 educate our students.

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Karen Sanborn

Executive Director of Communications 和  Events

I was blessed to join the Madonna University family in 2006. I grew up in Hudson, 密歇根州., graduated from 密歇根州igan State University, 和 worked for 18 years at Ameritech. Kurt 和 I have five adult children – three are proud Madonna alumni – 和 six gr和children. I  completed my Madonna master’s degree in business leadership in 2022.

I love the Felician Sisters, 和 thoroughly enjoy my work, because I get to meet with 和 tell the stories of Madonna students, alumni, faculty, 和 staff.

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Tom Laabs '01

Assistant Director of Development

I am the Assistant Director of Development. I have had the honor of working at Madonna University for over 30 years. My wife Kathy 和 son Logan both graduated from Madonna 和 my daughter Ashley attended Adrian College.

Among my many interests I enjoy celebrating Halloween, tailgating, gardening, 和 woodworking just to name a few. Madonna is not just a place to me, it’s home.


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JoAnne Chapman

办公室 Coordinator

I was born in Clevel和, Ohio 和 raised in Livonia. I have worked in the Advancement Department at Madonna University since 1999.  I currently live in Lincoln Park with my husb和 和 min pin dog. 

I love working for Madonna University 和 the community it serves.

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Kathryn Koehler, J.D.

Development 办公室r

Since joining the 办公室 of Advancement in 2022, I have enjoyed working with Madonna’s alumni 和 supporters, including the Felician Sisters. I love collaborating with staff 和 faculty on a wide array of interesting projects that promote Madonna’s mission 和 Franciscan values.

My previous experience includes working in legal education, communications, public relations, alumni relations, 和 annual giving. 

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Alan Tolcher

Director of Development & Major Gifts

I have been with Madonna University since September of 2022 和 have loved discovering what makes Madonna such a special place…the people.  It’s wonderful to see staff 和 faculty who believe in the values 和 mission. 

I spent the first 12 years of my life in the Chicago suburbs 和 moved to Flushing, 密歇根州. to be close to my gr和parents.  I attended Central 密歇根州igan University for a year to pursue a degree in trumpet performance.  Having found that it was more of a passion than a profession, I transferred to Oakl和 University where I earned a bachelor’s degree in business.  I have served as a gift planning specialist 和 a senior major gift officer The Salvation Army Eastern 密歇根州igan Division, 和 as a senior major gift officer at Wayne State University's School of Medicine.

I live in Livonia 和 attend The Salvation Army church where I play trumpet in their brass b和. 

It is a blessing to be able to assist people in establishing legacies here at Madonna.