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Meet Our Staff

We are here to help you determine the impact and legacy you'd like to make at Marquette and the best way to do so given your financial and charitable goals.

Photo of Katie Hofman, Associate Vice President, Regional Giving and Planned GivingKatie Hofman
Associate Vice President, Planned Giving

(414) 288-0396

Katie oversees the planned giving teams at Marquette. She has been a philanthropic advisor for more than 18 years, initially with the Milwaukee Art Museum and at Marquette since 2005. Prior to that she practiced law in Chicago, Illinois, and New York State. She earned her B.A. from Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, Indiana) and her J.D. from DePaul University.

Photo of Cathy Steinhafel, Law '89, Senior Director of Development, Planned GivingCathy Steinhafel, Law '89
Senior Director of Development, Planned Giving

(414) 288-6501

Cathy helps alumni, parents and friends make lifetime and legacy gifts unique to their philanthropic passions, with expertise in complex gifts involving real estate, closely held business interests and other non-cash assets. Cathy joined Marquette’s Office of Planned Giving in 2009; her prior experience includes gift planning at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, private legal practice, in-house bond counsel at a national trust company and corporate governance law and capital campaign management for local non-profits.

Photo of Steve Farwig, Director of Development, Planned GivingSteve Farwig
Director of Development, Planned Giving

(414) 288-0214

Steve joined the Planned Giving team in May 2018. Raised in Mequon, WI, he earned his B.A. at Carthage College and a M. Div. from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Steve has served donors at the University School of Milwaukee, Carroll University, Valparaiso University, Carthage College, and Lutheran Social Services. He is passionate about helping donors match their charitable goals with opportunities to further Marquette’s mission and benefit students.


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