Division of Development and Alumni Relations

Alumni, parents and friends of UNC believe in the institution's mission, and through their philanthropy ensure that UNC students have the financial and programmatic support to succeed and that faculty members have the funds to pursue research for the betterment of our communities.

The Division of Development and Alumni Relations is responsible for directing institutional advancement through the engagement of donors and alumni in philanthropy, volunteerism, and the responsible management of gifts and constituent records. The division works closely with the UNC Foundation, campus leadership and academic offices to develop the strategies that provide private, philanthropic support for UNC’s current priorities.

Impact of Philanthropy

Campus Commons

Join the university community in supporting the new Campus Commons, a signature project that will serve as a gateway for campus visitors, integrate student support services, and provide a standing ovation worthy performance and gallery venue. 

Explore Campus Commons

You + UNC

Last year more than $11 million in support was committed by 5,700 individuals and organizations from across the state of Colorado and around the country. Annual and endowment support like this aids UNC in providing $30 million in scholarships to students.

Learn about your impact

Funding access and achievement

Donor-funded programs like the Stryker Institute for Leadership Development ensure students have access to a UNC education and the support to achieve their goals for the future.

Stryker's impact on students

Advising for the future

UNC’s alumni career advisors are opening doors of opportunity for students through the career advice and industry insight that they provide during Success Looks Like ME and UNC Connect alumni career programs.

Meet Our alumni


Donor Engagement and Philanthropy

Involving donors in the advancement of UNC's mission, and matching their philanthropic passions with university priorities, is at the heart of our work and is led by the division's development team.

Programs and Communication

Working with volunteers on and off-campus, the division's alumni relations team is responsible for informing and involving alumni, parents and friends through events, programs and publications.

Data and Gift Management

More than 140,000 individuals have graduated from UNC and thousands give each year requiring a secure and robust data and gift management process, which operates under the direction of the division's advancement services team.