The goal of the Corporate and Foundation Relations office is to develop and strengthen connections with the business and philanthropic communities. By serving as the contact point for corporations and foundations, the office acts as the gateway to the university to guide interest in providing support for faculty, scholarships, research, community outreach and program development.
Ways to Give
It is important that our students receive the best education possible, one that will prepare them for success in their chosen fields. We rely on private support to provide the margin of excellence that goes beyond what public support provides. Both the corporate and foundation communities play a major role in providing for that excellence.
Corporations, businesses and industry find it beneficial to develop a relationship with the university because it gives them an opportunity to collaborate on projects, participate on advisory boards, investigate potential partnerships and to meet with students who are the workforce of tomorrow.
Foundations support the university as they work to fulfill their funding initiatives. We develop ideas and goals into fundable projects that align with both the university’s strengths and the foundation’s mission. Together, foundations and the university promote partnerships that strengthen our research, academic programs and outreach projects.
Leaders in Giving
The university is extremely proud that so many foundations, businesses and corporations support our students, faculty and programs. Click here for example of the different types of support we receive.