Staff Directory

Corporate and Foundation Relations
Susan Boerstling
Joe Matope
Dorcas Blue
Austin Alvarez
Jeremy Evoy

Susan Boerstling
Assistant Vice President, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Susan Boerstling Susan Boerstling, Assistant Vice President, Corporate & Foundation Relations, spearheads foundation and corporate engagement strategy for the university. She joined GW in 2013, and has more than 20 years of development experience specializing in partnerships with institutional funders. Prior to joining GW, Susan was with the Communications Consortium Media Center, a strategic communications nonprofit, for 13 years in a variety of positions, including development director and chief of staff. She also served at Georgetown University in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations, and at the United Way of Massachusetts Bay in the marketing department. Susan is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Boston College with an A.B. in Communication. She is originally from Maine and enjoys lobster rolls and salt air.

Phone: 202-994-7384
Email: [email protected]

Joe Matope
Director, Corporate Relations

Joe Matope

Joe Matope, Director of Corporate Relations is responsible for leading GW’s corporate relations team to develop mutually beneficial holistic partnerships with corporations. Prior to joining GW, Joe served as Director of Corporate Relations at the Kansas State University Foundation where he developed and enhanced corporate partnerships, and executed strategies for increased investment to university priorities. Joe’s professional experience includes 12 years in the private sector in operations, marketing and business development management roles before working for the Commonwealth of Virginia and Fairfax County government in roles where he was responsible for developing and managing relationships with corporations to support economic and workforce development programs to advance the Northern Virginia region. Joe has a bachelor’s in business marketing from West Virginia University and a master’s in international commerce and policy from George Mason University. He is currently a board member of NACRO (Network of Academic Corporate Relations Officers). Joe enjoys spending time with his family when he is not working.

Phone: 202-994-2270
Email: jmat[email protected]

Dorcas Blue
Director, Foundation Relations

Dorcas BlueDorcas Blue, Director of Foundation Relations, focuses on health and medicine at GW, and brings diverse experiences in philanthropy, community relations, and project development to her role. Prior to GW, Dorcas was at the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health where she raised funds for public-private biomedical research partnerships. Her background includes serving in foundation relations at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and as a grant-maker supporting community-based initiatives focused on public education, arts & culture, and the environment. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Florida Institute of Technology, she is perpetually interested in learning about a wide diversity of topics through travel, reading, and enjoying cultural events.

Phone: 202-994-1304
Email: [email protected]

Austin Alvarez
Assistant Director, Corporate Relations

Austin Alvarez Austin Alvarez, Assistant Director, Corporate Relations works to enhance GW's holistic relationship with corporations and corporate foundations. Austin develops philanthropic partnership opportunities by partnering closely with key university areas such as the office of sponsored projects, the office of innovation and entrepreneurship, and career services along with supporting GW's schools/units in securing corporate support for their various programs and initiatives. Austin has been with GW's Development and Alumni Relations since 2018, starting as a student employee before moving to a full-time role in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Austin is a GW alum with a BA in Sociology and will soon complete his Master's in Public Administration from GW's Trachtenberg School with a focus in Public-Private Policy and Management. Outside of the office, Austin enjoys cooking new recipes from his Ina Garten cookbooks and exploring the many scenic areas inside and outside DC.

Phone: 202-994-1907
Email:  [email protected]

Jeremy Evoy
Development Associate, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Jeremy EvoyJeremy Evoy, Development Associate, graduated from GW in Spring 2022, majoring in Human Services and Social Justice with a specific interest in development and grant writing. He is now pursuing his master’s degree in Public Administration from GW with a concentration in Nonprofit Management. Jeremy supports the CFR team behind the scenes through numerous responsibilities and administrative tasks. As an undergraduate, he was heavily involved in community service through the Human Services and Social Justice Department, Alternative Breaks, The Honey W. Nashman Center, and Alpha Phi Omega, a gender inclusive community service fraternity. In his spare time, Jeremy enjoys reading fiction and thriller novels as well as attempting numerous art projects and styles.

Phone: 202-994-3211
Email: [email protected]