University Advancement - Carnegie Mellon University

University Advancement

University Advancement at Carnegie Mellon engages and builds community with alumni and facilitates philanthropic support that contributes to the university’s mission and strategic vision.

The division’s activities include:

  • The Alumni Association connects Carnegie Mellon alumni, students, parents and friends with the university and each other, and provides opportunities to participate in university initiatives. Visit Alumni Association website »
  • Development fosters relationships, both existing and new, with Carnegie Mellon alumni, parents and friends for the purpose of advancing higher education and the university. Visit Giving to CMU website »
  • Gift Planning assists supporters who wish to create a legacy at Carnegie Mellon through their estate plan. Visit Gift Planning website »
  • Institutional Partnerships cultivates collaborations between CMU and corporations and foundations. Visit Institutional Partnerships website »
  • Advancement Programs and Services oversees communications; data and technology; research; annual support; and donor appreciation programming, including:
    • Advancement Communications raises awareness of university priorities, opportunities and needs, and tells donor and philanthropic stories.
    • Advancement Information Services ensures alumni and supporters’ gifts are handled according to their wishes and that their records are accurate, and provides leadership around technological enhancements.
    • Annual Giving works with alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students to provide annual support for CMU. Visit Giving to CMU website »
    • Donor Relations recognizes donors through activities including events, endowment fund reporting and recognition societies.