Maria (Kenner) McDevitt, Associate Director of Development, Special Events & Stewardship, joined the Office of Athletics Development in 2001. With more than 14 years of institutional knowledge built from assisting in multiple roles within the Athletics Development team, she has acquired in-depth experience in the cultivation and stewardship of current and potential donors.
Since being named Assistant Director for Special Events and Stewardship in 2013, McDevitt oversees all events of the Office of Athletics Development. McDevitt's primary role is to coordinate special events such as the Loyalty Circle Dinner, Braggin' Rights Buffet, and Stadium Club, serve as the liaison to the Alumni Association, UIF and University Advancement, and serve as office manager for support staff and student workers.
In addition to serving as the unit's primary events liaison, McDevitt also assists in the coordination of various stewardship initiatives for annual fund donors and major gift donors.
A Rantoul, Illinois native, McDevitt earned a bachelor's degree in 2012 from Eastern Illinois University. McDevitt and her husband Sean, live with their three children; Alia, Brynne, and Kaitlyn in Savoy, Ill.