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Meet Joanne Sorace

Director of Annual Fund and Alumni & Parent Relations

Dominican University of New York


Joanne is an experienced Director in Institutional Advancement with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Event Planning, Event Management, Issues Management, and Volunteer Management. Currently Pursuing additional clients in need of Public Relations, Community Relations and/or Fund Raising consultation and execution.


DUNY At a Glance

The University fosters relationships between students and faculty through small, personal classes. Our convenient location in the scenic Hudson Valley area, just 17 miles from New York City, feels like a home away from home, in our friendly, yet challenging and supportive atmosphere. Since 1952, Dominican University has provided students with the environment to cultivate unique bonds and life-long relationships.

Dominican University is one of a select group of colleges to be named a College of Distinction, based on its excellence in Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant campus communities and successful outcomes. Dominican University has been honored as a College of Distinction for the last four years

For the last three years, Dominican University has also been named Military Friendly for exhibiting best practices in support of military students. The University fully participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and offers other programs and service to veterans and active military students.

In addition, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dominican University New York a Top Performer on Social Mobility on its 2022-2023 Best Colleges list. This recognition is a testament to the University’s commitment to providing opportunities for students from all backgrounds to achieve academic and professional success

Dominican University is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Our nation’s economic and social success rests on the level of skills and knowledge attained by Hispanics, now the nation’s largest minority population. Education is indisputably the key. Dominican University is committed to Hispanic success in education, and into the work force of tomorrow. Dominican University is working to improve access to and the quality of postsecondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students; and to meet the needs of business, industry and government through the development and sharing of resources, information and expertise.