Teresa Kash Davis ’84, CFRE is currently the Senior Associate Vice President for Philanthropy at Berea College. In her role, she leads the Individual and Planned Philanthropy team while managing a portfolio of friends, alumni, and prospective supporters.
After a career as a financial entrepreneur and executive in 2012, Teresa transitioned to serve her alma mater. Now, with more than nine years of fundraising experience and increasing responsibility, she enjoys interacting with and supporting current students. After fundraising for the Berea College Concert Choir trips, she traveled to Spain and Portugal and, more recently, to Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia, introducing new audiences to Berea College. She served as the lead fundraiser for the MAC Natural Sciences and Health Building. Teresa enjoys working alongside dedicated donors to help them provide educational opportunities like these and many others for Berea’s low-wealth, high potential students from Appalachia and beyond.
Teresa hails from Frenchburg, KY, in Menifee County, located in the heart of Appalachia. She graduated from Berea in 1984 with a B.S. in Business Administration. As a Berea student, Teresa worked as a teacher’s assistant in the English department, a Hutchins Library associate, and a Boone Tavern server and front desk clerk. She notes these positions provided a sound foundation and professional preparedness for her career.
Teresa has been married to her husband, Roxy, since 1992. They have two children, Isaiah and Isabella, attending Eastern Kentucky University and Morehead State University. They love to travel, shop, hike, and host gatherings as a family. Beyond work, Teresa volunteers to help those in need. She is also a civic leader in her local and church communities.
At Berea, we believe talented students should not miss out on a high-quality education just because they cannot afford rising tuition costs. No Berea student pays tuition. The Berea Fund touches the lives of every Berea College student in so many ways and enables the great mission of the College by completing the tuition scholarship every student receives.
Intercollegiate and intramural athletics contribute to a healthy lifestyle and sense of belonging, camaraderie, and pride for all students. Institutional data show that participation in athletics improves student retention, and Berea athletes consistently earn a GPA of at least 3.0. For these reasons and more, Berea plans to build an indoor athletics practice facility for soccer, baseball, and softball. Your gift will help students succeed on the field and in the classroom. Contact us to learn more.