Our Staff


Sandy Cyr, Managing Editor
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Sandy holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, and an MPA with a focus in Nonprofit Management from NC State University. When not talking about nonprofits ad nauseum, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, fostering cats for the local shelter, gardening, running, biking and horseback riding.


Cara Lewis, Assistant Editor
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Cara is an NC State University graduate with BA in English and minor in Visual Design. Her professional experience includes working for Social Venture Partners International in Seattle and most recently as a curriculum developer with NC State’s 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences. Cara loves hiking with her family, visiting North Carolina beaches, seeing movies at the Alamo Drafthouse, and searching for the perfect taco.


Krystin Gollihue, Graduate Editor
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Krystin Gollihue is a PhD student in the Communication, Rhetoric & Digital Media program at NC State University. Her research explores material publics within Maker communities.

David Mueller, Multimedia Producer
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David Mueller is a recent Masters in Technical Communication graduate from NC State University. His focus is on Visual Rhetoric and Transmedia Documentation. In fleeting moments of spare time he enjoys playing saxophone and programming synthesizers.

Preston Wittwer, Graduate Assistant Editor
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Preston Wittwer is a writing instructor and PhD student in the Communication, Rhetoric & Digital Media program at NC State University. His research focuses on how we use TV and film to shape our identities and worldviews.

Haily Jones, Communication Assistant
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Haily Jones is a Senior in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State University, studying English Secondary Education.


Advisory Council

The PJ advisory council offers recommendations regarding the guidance and direction of the Philanthropy Journal.

Beth Briggs

Robert Bush
President
Arts & Science Council

Jeannette Butterworth
Program Consultant
WNC Nonprofit Pathways

Lance Edwards
Vice President, Planning and Community Investment
United Way of Asheville/Buncombe County

Steve Hayes
Executive Director
Guilford Consortium

Karla Lewis
Senior Research Specialist
SERVE Center

Sandra Phelps
Executive Director
United Way of Coastal Carolina

Shaheen Syal
Director of Communications
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Katie Todd
Director of Digital Strategies
NC League of Conservation Voters

Former PJ Students

Former PJ students who have graduated and gone on to bigger and better things:

Jack Ahern, Graduate Assistant Editor

Charlena Wynn, Graduate Assistant Editor and Graduate Editor

Jordan Smith, Graduate Editor