The Central Development and College and Program Development teams advance the university’s work by generating private financial support for the institution.
Central Development includes workgroups for Annual Campaigns, Planned Giving, Parent and Family Relations and University Events. Specific responsibilities include:
- soliciting alumni, friends and employees of the university via telephone, direct mail and email for both unrestricted and restricted annual gifts to the Titan Fund;
- stewarding members of the Ontiveros Legacy Society, which is comprised of donors who have made testamentary planned gifts to the university;
- planning and executing signature events, as well as events hosted by the president of the university;
- hosting events and programs to cultivate and steward existing and prospective donors;
- cultivating relationships among Titan parents and families;
- and working with volunteers, faculty, staff and community members to identify prospective donors.
College and Program Development includes workgroups for all eight colleges, Titan Athletics and Foundation Relations. Responsibilities include:
- assisting development officers and faculty in the identification, cultivation, solicitation (proposal development and submission), and stewardship of appropriate non-public foundation and corporate grantmakers;
- leading major-gift fundraising — defined as gifts of at least $25,000 — from individuals, companies and foundations for each of the university's colleges, as well as key programs in Student Affairs and efforts with other special constituencies;
- arranging and participating in the solicitation of major-gift prospects in collaboration with academic leadership, faculty and/or volunteers;
- hosting development-related training retreats for deans and other academic leadership;
- assisting development officers with estate- and trust-planning services for donors and with the solicitation of new leadership-gift prospects;
- and serving as the chief philanthropic adviser to deans, directors and vice presidents of individual units.