As Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) at the University of Kentucky, Bleik Pickett provides leadership and management of the University’s CFR program. Bleik is responsible for driving strategy for corporate and foundation outreach and building productive partnerships with companies and foundations to maximize support for UK’s academic, research and public outreach programs. In this role, he engages companies and foundations in identifying partnership opportunities aligned with their strategic priorities. He also serves as a campus–wide resource on corporate and foundation relations. Bleik has over 12 years of experience developing corporate and foundation linkages for national and international organizations.
As Corporate Relations Officer, Jan Swauger is responsible for engaging corporations in philanthropic partnerships with the University. Jan works with corporations throughout the nation to identify specific areas in need of major funding and facilitate matches with donors’ giving priorities. Jan has more than 30 years of experience in higher education fundraising and corporate relations.
As Corporate and Foundation Relations Coordinator, Kacie Miller is responsible for managing department operations and coordinating all department activities including writing, communication, research and administrative support. Kacie has nine years of experience in higher education advancement.