Anna O’Reilly Named Annual Giving Officer at Midland University

Anna O’Reilly Named Annual Giving Officer at Midland University

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Midland University is excited to announce the addition of Anna O’Reilly as its new Annual Giving Officer. O’Reilly joins Midland after spending the past three years as Escrow Officer at Dodge County Title & Escrow Co.

“I’m excited to be able to do work I’m passionate about, and work with a purpose,” O’Reilly said. “I want to find people who are passionate about Midland, and what Midland stands for, and have them excited about wanting to give financially to help students.”

Laura Robinett, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, is confident that O’Reilly’s experience and skills will be an outstanding fit for Midland. “We are thrilled to have Anna join our Advancement team,” Robinett said. “Anna has a passion for nonprofit work, and wants to be a part of impacting students at Midland. Her variety of experiences and skills will help round out our team, and I know she will find success connecting with alumni and growing support for Midland University.”

O’Reilly earned her B.A. in Psychology and Management Studies from St. Olaf College in Minnesota in 2015 before gaining her Masters of Business Administration from Midland in 2018. “I attended a smaller liberal arts college, so I have an understanding of what that is like for Midland students,” she said. “One of the things I appreciate about Midland is all the opportunities that are available for students. Whether through athletics, arts, or student organizations, there is something for everyone to get involved in.”

In her role as Annual Giving Officer, O’Reilly is looking forward to the opportunity to meet with people and give them an understanding of what their donations can mean to Midland. “I’m wanting to build those relationships and develop a stewardship in terms of why they should give to Midland,” she said. “Whether it’s $2,000 or $20, it is all important. I can tell those people that no matter the amount they are giving, it can make a difference. That is something I value and really drew me to this position.”

O’Reilly’s previous experiences have involved a variety of opportunities, including work in marketing, human resources, and being a team leader. She believes those career paths have prepared her for the new challenges that await. “I’m looking at Midland as a place I can make a home,” O’Reilly said. “I’ve done a lot of different things and had a lot of different experiences, and that has made me who I am today. I’m looking for a place where I can stay and grow professionally, and Midland is somewhere I can do that.”

Anna and her husband, Matt, live in Fremont and have two young children, Charlotte and Logan.