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Contact the Development and Alumni Relations team

Members of the Development and Alumni Relations team

Yvonne Rainey, Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Yvonne leads the team and focuses on securing philanthropy for the College’s strategic priorities. Please contact Yvonne if you are interested in contributing to Exeter’s future.

Adale Bennett, Deputy Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Adale is responsible for encouraging philanthropic support for the College from individual major donors. Please contact Adale if you would like to discuss making a gift to Exeter.

Olivia Ace, Fundraising Officer

Olivia is your first point of contact for any questions about making gifts to Exeter’s Alumni Fund – including telethons and giving days. She is also the best person to contact about making a regular gift to the College. You can contact Olivia here. Please note Olivia works Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays only.

Alison O’Gorman, Development Administrator

Alison’s skills support every aspect of the Development and Alumni Relations team. She is happy to help with any queries, or will soon put you in touch with the right person to assist with your query. Please contact Alison here. 

Please note Alison works Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only. For general queries you can email and Alison or another member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Amelia Crosse, Alumni Relations and Events Officer

Amelia delivers our annual events programme, bringing alumni and friends together to reconnect them with each other and with Exeter. Please contact Amelia if you have a query about an upcoming event.

Mitchell Eaton, Data and Insight Manager

Mitchell looks after the alumni database and processes donations to the College. Alumni and friends of Exeter College should contact Mitchell to update their contact details or they can update their contact details online here.

Caroline Thompson, Stewardship and Alumni Relations Administrator

Caroline supports every aspect of the Development and Alumni Relations team but particularly works to facilitate the relationship between the College and alumni around the world. If you have any queries about events, gift recognition or how you appear in Exeter publications then please do contact Caroline here.

Please note that Caroline does not normally work on Wednesdays.

Exeter College Communications

Head of Communications Matt Baldwin is responsible for Exeter’s communications, including helping to keep alumni up to date with news from Exeter College, our students and Fellows, and the wider Exeter community. He is the editor of Exon magazine and the Register, and also shares updates on the College website, through regular e-news bulletins, and on social media. Matt is always keen to source interesting features so, if you have an idea, please get in touch with Matt.

Update your contact details

To update your contact details online click here. You can also update your communication preferences here. Alternatively call us on 01865 279619 or email To view our privacy notice for alumni, donors and supporters click here.

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To share your news, views or experiences with Development and Alumni Relations and the wider Exeter College community click here. You can also keep an eye on all that’s going on at Exeter College by following us on social media: Instagram, X (formerly Twitter)Facebook, and LinkedIn.