Carrel Departs Staff After Three Years of Unprecedented Service

Published on September 13, 2019 in News, Press Releases, Foundation

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – Jill Carrel, Director of Foundation Operations, has departed the Sigma Tau Gamma Foundation Staff.

Jill Carrel joined HQ Staff in July 2016 as the Associate Director of WPN Housing before transitioning to become the Director of Foundation Operations. She attended Butler University in Indianapolis earning her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Journalism where she was a sister of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity.

Under Jill’s leadership, the Foundation saw growth and success through member engagement, donor stewardship, and multiple giving campaigns including #GivingTuesday and the Founders Day Challenge.

“Jill’s strong leadership in the Foundation has produced year over year growth in funds raised, member engagement, and development of sound operations,” CEO Vanessa Ryan said. “The impact of Jill’s presence will outlast the three years she has been in this role.”

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve Sig Tau as the Director of Foundation Operations for the last three years,” Jill said. “I have especially appreciated working alongside so many dedicated alumni volunteers who are committed to serving the members and are dedicated to fulfilling the Foundation’s mission to enable the Fraternity to build noble generations of men. Sig Tau will forever have a special place in my heart.”

Jill began her professional career with Pi Beta Phi and has remained a dedicated volunteer. Jill has now accepted a position with Pi Beta Phi as their Director of Advancement.

Jill’s last day on Staff was September 12, 2019.

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Founded at the University of Central Missouri on June 28, 1920, the organization will commemorate its 100th Anniversary in 2020. With a presence on 83 campuses in 31 states, our membership includes more than 3,300 undergraduate men and 61,000 living alumni. The Headquarters, which is home to the Fraternity, Foundation, and WPN Housing Company, is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, 12 miles from the center of downtown. Visit for additional information.