Andrea Lebedinski
Andrea  Lebedinski

Assistant Director of Seawolves United & Donor Stewardship

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Andrea Lebedinski was promoted to Assistant Director of Seawolves United and Donor Stewardship after serving as Coordinator of Annual Giving and Branding since July 2010. In her new role she is primarily responsible for all donor relations, the stewardship program, acknowledgements and signature events for Seawolves United donors.

Lebedinski is an integral part of the development team, working to cultivate, stewardship and strengthen the relationships between the athletic department and its donors at all levels. Additionally, she is responsible for increasing visibility of the Seawolves United brand through marketing, social networking, on campus committees, campus and external events, and merchandise.

She also assists in the planning and management of Seawolves United cultivation events, including but not limited to, golf outings, alumni receptions and cultivations that are focused on strategic constituency building. Furthermore, she is responsible for managing the athletic merchandise operation of the department. This includes product research and design, purchasing of goods, inventory management and sales reconciliation, supervision of student game-day staffing and other administrative duties. Additional duties include oversight of student staff for the University Mascot, Wolfie, which includes all programming and performances as well as scheduling of events.

Lebedinski joined the Stony Brook Athletics staff in July 2008 as Coordinator of Merchandise and Branding and then Coordinator of Annual Giving and Branding in 2010. In her roles she was responsible for increasing visibility and merchandise sales for the University through on-campus and Long Island-wide retail promotional campaigns. She also worked to develop new vendor relationships within the local community that served to heighten spirit, pride, and awareness of Stony Brook University. Additionally, she participated in the development and implementation of year-round plans for staff giving, individual sport team fundraising, and alumni & friends annual support.

Lebedinski is a 2008 summa cum laude graduate of Stony Brook with a degree in Business Management and Marketing with a minor in Media Arts. After graduation she continued her education at Stony Brook earning her master's degree in Professional Development with a concentration in Human Resource Management in May 2010.

Prior to working full-time with the Seawolves, Lebedinski worked as a student assistant in the department, as floor director for the Stony Brook Sports Report, the department's weekly television show, along with various marketing efforts. During her time as an undergraduate, Lebedinski worked as a teaching assistant in the College of Business, interned at WBLI radio, was a dance instructor at the Stony Brook Summer Camp, and was a member of the Stony Brook Dance Team for two years.