Working Team

The Working Team is responsible for planning and executing every aspect of the CCFD. They meet monthly throughout the year and follow the CCFD Project Plan and complete assigned tasks. While Working Team members do represent their units, they are more than representatives. They are active team members who contribute time and effort to ensure the success of the CCFD.

Working Team members work nearly year-round to create the fund drive and guide its execution. To learn more about the Working Team or recommend a U of I employee for membership, contact the CCFD Coordinators at

Michelle Gonzales
Special Assistant for Strategic Initiatives in Public Engagement
Chancellor’s Office
Campaign Manager

Michael Cervone
Senior Application Services Specialist
Technology Services

Anna Simon
Associate Director of Special Events
Volunteer Training

Melissa Engel
Director of Internal Operations for Institutional Advancement

Zsayla Brummett
Advancement Intern
Office Assistant