Jessie Blekfeld-Sztraky

Donor Relations Manager

(919) 962-5106


Jessie is the donor relations manager for UNC School of Law. She is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of advancement services and donor relations by working to ensure Carolina Law donors understand the impact their philanthropy has on creating the next generation of lawyer-leaders. Previously, Jessie was the assistant director of stewardship at NC State University. There she worked to streamline and optimize operations without compromising the donor’s experience and led efforts to build a culture of philanthropy. Jessie‘s passion for higher education advancement began as a temporary staff member with the alumni relations team and then as the advancement services manager at UNC School of Law. Prior to working in development, Jessie was a paralegal for nearly 5 years in the Raleigh-Durham area


  • Mary Baldwin College (now Mary Baldwin University)
  • BA in International Economics/Business BA in Asian Studies Meredith College, Paralegal Program