Mary Kaye Trible Slonaker ('94)
Office: (540) 568-8840  |  Cell: (540) 435-9066  |  slonakmk@jmu.edu  |  LinkedIn Profile

After four years of successful fundraising for a private K-12 Christian school, Mary Kaye answered the call to share her passion for philanthropy with her alma mater. She is an experienced advancement professional who joined the Strategic Gifts team at JMU as a Development Officer in 2018.  Originally from Fauquier County, Virginia, Mary Kaye credits her JMU education for preparing her to take the helm of a family business upon the sudden death of her father.  She holds a certificate in Engaging Women as Donors from the Lilly School of Philanthropy. Mary Kaye is known for establishing authentic relationships and sustainable funding solutions. In her words, “Generous Matters.”

Mary Kaye is inspired daily by her husband Chris (`93) and her four sons. Outside of work, she is happiest entertaining at home, gardening or working on her golf game. 

  • James Madison University, BBA Marketing
  • Liaison: College of Health and Behavioral Studies
  • Regional Assignments: Virginia – Richmond and DC Metro; Texas; Louisiana; Arizona; New Mexico

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