Deanna Wilkie

Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs School of Public Health Advancement

T:(919) 966-0218

124B Rosenau Hall

CB #7400

Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Deanna Wilkie oversees annual giving and alumni affairs at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. In this role, she develops direct marketing communications to encourage unrestricted annual giving to the Gillings School and its departments. She also is responsible for various activities that keep alumni engaged and connected to UNC Gillings, including working with the Gillings School Alumni Association and collaborating with School and department leadership to coordinate alumni outreach and communications.

Although Wilkie came to the Gillings School's Advancement Office in July 2013, she is no stranger to Carolina. She is a 2004 graduate of the UNC School of Media and Journalism and spent eight years at the Morehead-Cain Foundation — the premiere merit scholarship program at UNC — serving in various alumni relations, fundraising and event planning roles. She and her husband, Richard, live in Chapel Hill with their daughter and a Boston Terrier.

Staff/Administrative Duties

- Handles appeals, programs and recognition for annual unrestricted giving to the Gillings School and its departments
- Serves as liaison for alumni relations and the Alumni Association