Meet Our Staff
University of the Pacific is pleased to announce the dual appointments of Jonelle Beck as executive director of estate and gift planning and congratulate Jim Dugoni on his promotion to senior director of estate and gift planning.
Both positions will serve to increase Pacific’s outreach to valued alumni, donors and friends by expanding Pacific’s ability to balance needed technical gift planning and estate settlement support with donor stewardship and the marketing of charitable estate and gift plans. This dynamic duo will serve as partners to our school and unit-based fundraising staff in Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco, while enhancing relationships with all current and new Heritage Society members.
Jonelle Beck recently moved back to Stockton after living in Reno, Nevada, for the past three years. Raised in Stockton, Jonelle attended Tokay High School before matriculating to UC Berkeley. She completed her bachelor’s at the University of Nevada–Reno and earned her J.D. from Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law. While living in the Sacramento region following law school, Jonelle practiced insurance litigation and workers’ compensation. For the past 12 years, Jonelle operated her own private practice focusing on estate planning and she served as an adjunct faculty member at McGeorge from 2001–2005.
Jim Dugoni is now in his 20th year working at Pacific. He most recently served as associate director of athletics for development from 2009–2015 and worked as director of the pacific fund, spearheading Pacific’s annual giving operation, from 2006–2009. Prior to that, Jim served in a variety of roles for Pacific Athletics in ticket sales, marketing and fundraising from 1996 to 2006. A 1986 Pacific graduate with a bachelor’s in business administration, Jim also has a master’s in sport management from the U.S. Sports Academy as well as a master’s in higher education administration from Stanford University.
In addition, Kathy Fritz continues to serve as the coordinator of estate and gift planning, a role she has enjoyed at Pacific since 1999. Jonelle, Jim and Kathy are excited about working with Pacific constituents on their estate and gift planning matters.
Please contact the Pacific Estate and Gift Planning Office at 209.946.2501 if you have any questions or would like to meet with a member of our staff.