Darlene Hazamy joined the FAU Foundation team in 2014 to coordinate the complex tasks of planned giving and gift processing. Her role as Operations Administrator for Gift Planning includes the management of gift agreements, review of documentation prior to legal counsel, legal counsel liaison and tracking of university-wide naming opportunities. Though a Michigan native, Darlene moved to Florida and grew up within a mile of FAU, and is a proud alumna of AD Henderson University School located upon the Boca Raton campus. Before joining FAU in the Division of Research, she worked for over 23 years as a paralegal at Broad and Cassel, Attorneys at Law in Boca Raton. She returned to her academic roots at FAU, joining the Division of Research in 2012 coordinating the Intellectual Property processing and patent submissions, and subsequently joining the Division of Institutional Advancement team in 2014 in her current role.