Amanda Heins Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations
"I also enjoy being able to support the university’s mission because I truly believe in the purpose of this place."
Amanda Heins manages the Concordia Fund, which is the university’s annual giving program. She works directly on the university’s direct mail program and oversees the semi-annual Phonathon and Weller Society for Leadership, an annual giving society. Amanda graduated from Concordia in 2013, a triple major in business communication, marketing and communication studies.
In her spare time, Amanda likes to bake, cook, craft and spend time with her family, including husband Benjamin (’11).
What’s it like to serve at Concordia?
Being able to work in an atmosphere where my colleagues share similar values is very rewarding. I can look to them for work-related help as well as life encouragement. I also enjoy being able to support the university’s mission because I truly believe in the purpose of this place.
What’s your favorite memory at Concordia?
As a student, I had the privilege of giving a speech at Concordia’s annual Donor Day (now called Thank You Celebration). It was my sophomore year and I had just transferred to Concordia. I think for me, as I wrote and shared that speech it finally hit me how impactful this place was on students. I was thriving, and it took me a while to realize how lucky I was to be a student here. I realized on that day that God always has a plan. No matter how much I try to work things out on my own, He has my better judgment in mind and will lead me down the right path.