Vanessa Arredondo

Director of Development, Parent Philanthropy

Vanessa Arredondo
Vanessa Arredondo, Director of Development, Parent Philanthropy


Vanessa Arredondo joined University Advancement as the assistant director of annual leadership giving in 2012 and was promoted to associate director of parent programs and parent giving in 2013. She has 13 years of experience in the field of higher education advancement.

As a director of development, Arredondo is responsible for connecting parents and international families with LMU in ways that are meaningful to them, with a focus on philanthropy. She manages the Parent Council and is responsible for major gifts to the university. She came to LMU from UCLA where she managed the planning of university special events and donor events for the College of Letters and Science.

She earned a bachelor of arts degree from USC. In her free time, Arredondo enjoys staying active (yoga and dance) and listening to live music.