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Division Units and the UNC Foundation

Visit the directory to connect with a member of the staff or contact alumni@unco.edu for general questions and assistance.

Alumni Relations

Building and engaging a network of alumni and friends in support of UNC drives the work of alumni relations staff and volunteers. The team is responsible for managing the UNC Alumni Association, directing university events like Commencement, facilitating student-alumni connections in support of career readiness, and coordinating alumni outreach on behalf of UNC's academic colleges and programs. Visit the UNC alumni website for information and opportunities to get involved in the UNC Bear Network.


Every gift to UNC, no matter the size or designation, will make a difference in the education of our students, the research of our faculty, and in the service that we provide our community.  To facilitate UNC's advancement, the university's centralized development team works closely with local, national and corporate constituents to connect donor passion with institutional priorities. Visit UNC Give for information regarding the impact of philanthropy at UNC.


Advancement Operations

Advancement operations and annual giving staff oversee direct mail and telephone solicitation, donor and alumni analytics, reporting, gift processing, and fulfill university requests for gift, alumni and career data. Visit advancement services and UNC Give pages to learn more.


Marketing & Communication

The university’s communication and marketing staff support, trumpet and advance the work of UNC and its people. The team is responsible for marketing and creative services, web communication, and news and public relations.

UNC Foundation

Founded in 1966, the UNC Foundation is entrusted to steward the donations made in support of UNC. As a registered non-profit, the Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Contact the UNC Foundation with questions regarding endowments and fund balances.


Additional Resources

  • Alumni and Donor Data Use and Requests

    Alumni and donor data is housed in the Raiser's Edge and is managed by the division's advancement services staff for the purpose of official university business.

    Data Request Form

    Restricted Use of Data Agreement

  • Employee Giving, Team UNC and Payroll Deduction

    UNC faculty and staff generously support university programs and student scholarships with their annual support and together form Team UNC. Team UNC donations can be made through payroll deduction, one-time gifts or the monthly sustaining donor program.

    Join Team UNC

    Payroll Deduction Form

  • University Events and Official Functions

    University Advancement is responsible for directing university events which are defined as events that:

    • Engage a high proportion of external constituents;
    • Serve to accomplish a strategic university priority or objective; or
    • Require substantial investment of university time and funding in execution

    University events carry the presidential standard of hospitality and our team ensures each experience effectively builds UNC's brand recognition and the institutional relationships that are crucial to accelerating engagement in and support for UNC's commitment to student success. Staff organize all aspects of the event to include logistics, data, promotion, programming and guest hospitality.

    Faculty and staff may initiate an event request through their assigned ASC communication specialist or directly through the division's university events team by contacting events@unco.edu.

    Additionally, all events must comply with state and university official function, contract, purchase and travel policies. For questions or assistance please contact the University Events team at events@unco.edu.

  • Alumni Career Information

    The division tracks alumni career and employment information in the Raiser's Edge database. This data is useful in understanding alumni career outcomes, building strategic partnerships, and promoting the strength of UNC's career-relevant curriculum. Please use the data request form to request program specific information.

    If you have questions about alumni careers and/or wish to bring career successful alumni to campus for a class or program, please contact alumni@unco.edu for assistance.

  • Submit News or Events

    Visit the UNC Newsroom to submit your university news, announcements and/or events to share with the university community.

  • Fund Set Up, Use and Balance Reporting

    For information regarding the accounts and balances at the UNC Foundation, please contact the Foundation at 970-351-2034

  • Thanking Donors for their Gifts

    Every gift made in support of UNC makes a difference. Recognizing the difference our donors make is an important part of the division's work. If you have questions regarding the gift acknowledgment processes, please reach out to donor.relations@unco.edu.