Contact Foundation’s Staff

The Union County College Foundation and Development offices are located in the Foundation House adjacent to the Cranford campus entrance, at 995 Springfield Avenue.

Our mailing address is:
Union County College Foundation
1033 Springfield Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016

Our hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Union County College Foundation staff welcomes your calls – (908) 709-7505 and your emails –

Douglas Rouse, Executive Director
Doug received a B.A. in political science from Alfred University. With over 20 years of non-profit experience, Doug joined the staff of the Union County College Foundation in November of 2014 and was involved in helping secure one of the single largest gifts of the Foundation’s history in June of 2015. Prior to that, he served as Executive Director of JDRF’s Northern New Jersey & Rockland County Chapter. During his twelve years at JDRF, the chapter raised over $30 million in support of its mission. Prior to JDRF, he was Director of Special Events for the Greater North Jersey Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for four years where he led his department to produce the first $1 million event in chapter history. Doug has spoken at numerous national meetings and professional conferences.

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Brittney Mack, Assistant Director
Brittney has a B.S. in Exercise Science and Sport Studies with a concentration in Sport Management from Rutgers University as well as a M.S. in Management from Southern New Hampshire University. She has been employed by the Union County College Foundation since February 2015. Prior to that, she worked as a Program Experience Coordinator at the Madison Square Garden Company for the Garden of Dreams Foundation where she was responsible for managing both fundraising and programming events to make dreams come true for children facing obstacles. In her current position, she assists in planning cultivation of new, current and lapsed donors while developing and executing new fundraising sources and opportunities including strategies to encourage new contributions and contributor pool expansion. She also manages and oversees all aspects of annual fundraising events including solicitation, acknowledgement and reporting.

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Carolyn Milhiser, Coordinator of Stewardship & Donor Relations
Carolyn joined Union County College Foundation in April 2024 and holds a B.A. in Journalism with a Public Relations minor from Lehigh University. She is an entrepreneur who has enjoyed building and operating two businesses. Smart Chopping, LLC, was founded in 2016 for her patented cutting board, and it was a top 5 Finalist for the 1010 Wins Small Business $10K Challenge in June 2023. She also started Ready Office Executive Suites (1998-2005) in Nashville, TN, where she produced monthly revenues of up to $32,000.  Carolyn currently writes, produces, and edits a YouTube series, Pastorpiece Theatre, for First United Methodist Church Westfield, and she was the office administrator for Cranford United Methodist Church where she created its website and weekly online newsletter. Her career began in New York City as a writer/editor for Metal Center News covering operations and manufacturing for the US Metals Industry. Later, as a public relations account executive at Lovell Communications, Carolyn gained vast experience with media relations, special events, and internal and external corporate communications.

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