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The University of Arizona Foundation
Office of Gift Planning
1111 N. Cherry Avenue
P.O. Box 210109
Tucson, AZ 85721-0109
Toll Free: (800) 845-4877
Phone: (520) 621-1993
Fax: (520) 626-7800
Tax I.D. 86-6050388
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Photo of Jim Krogmeier, Associate Vice President. Jim Krogmeier, Associate Vice President
Jim joined the office in January 2017. Jim obtained his bachelor of arts in economics at Northwestern University in 1997 and his juris doctorate from the University of Iowa, College of Law in 2002. Jim has also passed all three exams for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification. Prior to joining the UA Foundation, he worked for Marquette University as senior director of development, planned giving. Jim has experience in planned giving, estate and tax planning, and wealth management. A native of Iowa, Jim is excited to be in Tucson with the UA Foundation.

Fraker-1.jpg Chris F. Fraker, Director
Chris joined the office in November 2013. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Virginia Tech in 2003, a master’s degree in music from the University of Illinois in 2005, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Arizona in 2009. Prior to joining the UA Foundation, he was the Assistant Director of Development at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. A native of Virginia, Chris has lived in Tucson since 2005 and is a member of the National Partnership for Philanthropic Planning.


Charisma Pursell, Gift Planning Coordinator
Charisma began with the University of Arizona Foundation in 2012. Prior to joining the UA Foundation, she was a Senior Administrative Assistant at Raytheon Missile Systems. Charisma is a native Tucsonan and is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).

Julie Jordan, Gift Planning Administrative Assistant
Julie began with the University of Arizona Foundation in July 2017. Prior to joining the UA Foundation, she was an administrative assistant for a local real estate investment company. Julie is a native of San Diego and has lived in Tucson since 2014.



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