Meet Your
Spalding Advancement Staff

Spalding Advacement Staff outside on campus
Caroline Heine headshot

Chief Advancement Officer
Caroline Heine

Caroline joined the Advancement team (she calls it the “A Team”) at Spalding as Chief Advancement Officer in October 2019, bringing over 30 years of experience in nonprofit executive management, working in the areas of business and strategic planning, business development, relationship management, communications and marketing, and operations. Caroline previously served as co-founder and director of Seed Capital Kentucky, Chief of Staff to the President & CEO for Vibrant Nation, president & CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana, and as chief operating officer for Community Foundations of America.

Caroline serves as a director on the boards of the Coalition for the Homeless and the Awesome Foundation. She earned a B.A. in Political Science with honors from Butler University and an M.B.A. with honors from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Favorite place on SU campus: I love the courtyard area outside the library, and the library itself. It is a beautiful and peaceful part of the campus and the architecture is gorgeous.

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Manager of Advancement Services & Data Support
David Clark

David Clark joined the Spalding University Office of Advancement as Manager, Advancement Services and Data Support in 2014. He is a graduate of Centre College (BA, Dramatic Arts and English) and Southern Illinois University Carbondale (MFA, Playwriting) and has previously worked for the advancement and fundraising departments at Rhodes College and Actors Theatre of Louisville. He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive.

He is the co-founder and co-director of Derby City Playwrights, a Louisville group devoted to developing local writers and the father of three adorable, destructive children.

Favorite place on SU campus: The small, strange stairway, with an inaccessible chair that my son is convinced is a secret passage way to the vending machines.

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Executive Assistant to the Chief Advancement Officer
Jessie Ludwig

Jessie became a part the Spalding team August of 2019 as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Advancement Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Spalding, Jessie spent five years as the Practice Manager for a private psychology practice. Jessie received a B.A. in English from Bellarmine University and an A.A. in Paralegal Studies from the University of Louisville. While at UofL, Jessie took an internship with the Center for Woman and Families as a Legal Advocate.

Favorite place on SU campus: The stained glass window above the staircase in the mansion. The stained glass is beautiful above the wooden staircase and carved features.