Meet the Team

The Office of Gift Planning is eager to help you make a gift that accomplishes your personal and philanthropic goals in a way that is straightforward and understandable. We strongly recommend securing independent and professional advisors to assist you with your charitable, financial and estate plans. And once you decide to include CU in your estate plans, we'd be happy to include you in the CU Heritage Society.

Amanda Hopkins, JDAmanda Hopkins, J.D.
Department Head and Senior Director
University of Colorado
(303) 735-6923

Amanda Hopkins is the Department Head and Senior Director of Gift Planning at the University of Colorado and has been with CU since July 2017. She helps donors identify ways to unlock their giving potential through philanthropic planning so that their gifts have a measurable impact on society and the world.

Prior to coming to the University of Colorado, Amanda led the fundraising efforts at Rollins College in Winter Park Florida as Assistant Vice President for Development. Amanda is also a licensed attorney in Florida and practiced in the areas of commercial real estate and secured finance law.

Amanda completed her juris doctorate at the University of Florida, College of Law and her undergraduate at Rollins College. She enjoys living in Colorado with her husband, Jason, and their two children.

Lindsay CameronLindsay Cameron
Associate Director
University of Colorado Boulder
(510) 502-2733

Lindsay has dedicated more than 12 years of her professional life to raising funds for non-profit organizations, ranging from the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center in Charleston, SC, to the San Francisco Ballet. Lindsay joins the CU Boulder team following 11 years at the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation where she created the organization’s first gift planning program and was responsible for the marketing, solicitation, stewardship and administration for all planned gifts. With over 8 years specializing in gift planning, Lindsay is well-versed in techniques to create charitable gifts through estate planning and enjoys assisting donors in finding mutually beneficial ways for creating meaningful impact. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Lindsay is also the daughter of an Army Ranger and a proud Coastie wife. With her husband and two children, Lindsay lives wherever the Coast Guard sends them, but would prefer for it to be Boulder.

Susan ClevelandSusan Cleveland
Associate Director of Gift Planning
UUniversity of Colorado Denver

Susan has long been a higher education advocate, working for over 11 years as a College Counselor and English Teacher, mainly overseas. Most recently she’s been a Major Gifts Officer and managed the Planned Giving program at the United Service Organizations (USO) in Washington, DC. She’s delighted to combine her passion for higher education, and experience in development, to continue being a conduit for donors managing their own estate plans.

Susan completed her Masters in Education with Bowie State University and her undergraduate at University of Delaware. Her heart has been in Colorado since 1994, with a cross-country drive dropping her eldest sister off at the U.S. Air Force Academy. With her eldest brother being a CU, Boulder alumni she’s excited to finally be moving to Colorado herself; to start a new pollinator garden, find new camping spots and enjoy the multitude of live music venues.

David E. ChadwickDavid E. Chadwick
Senior Director, CU Real Estate Services
University of Colorado
(303) 860-6120

David, a resident of Boulder, received his MBA from the University of Colorado in 1991. Since then, he has served in a variety of roles with the University of Colorado Foundation, the University of Colorado Real Estate Foundation and with the University, now primarily focused on managing a real estate portfolio, engaging industry volunteers in assisting the University with strategic real estate needs and cultivating and managing gifts of real estate.

Ali ClarkAli Clark
Sr. Program Manager
University of Colorado
(303) 541-1229

Ali Clark has been with the University of Colorado's Office of Gift Planning since June 2013. She currently serves as the Senior Program Manager and manages marketing, stewardship, and estate administration efforts. Ali hails from Tucson, Arizona and holds a B.S. in Journalism and Geology from Northern Arizona University and an M.P.A. from University of Colorado. Before moving to Colorado, she worked for various federal agencies and universities in Arizona.

Amy BushAmy Bush
Program Coordinator
University of Colorado
(303) 541-1213

Amy Bush has been with the University of Colorado's Office of Gift Planning since August 2019. In her current role, she is responsible for providing administrative support and coordination for the Gift Planning team. She also supports the department's stewardship efforts.

Amy hails from the Metro Detroit area and holds a B.A. in German and International Relations from Grand Valley State University. She is currently working on her M.S. in Marketing at the University of Colorado Denver.

Before moving to Colorado, she worked for The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, D.C. Outside of work, Amy can be found skiing the Colorado Rockies.