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Under the leadership of President Ali Houshmand, the University is dedicated to the people of New Jersey and driven to be a model for our nation. Our Division strives to build meaningful relationships with all constituents through reliable, efficient and genuine communication. Made up of six individual offices, the Division of University Advancement overwhelmingly supports priorities integral to the institution's growth, success and continued impact. In conjunction with the academic colleges and other units of the University, the Division is responsible for leading the development efforts of the institution and for sharing Rowan University’s vision for the future.

Rowan University Foundation Mission Statement

The Rowan University Foundation, working closely with the Division of University Advancement and the Rowan University Alumni Association, has as its mission to ensure that Rowan University becomes recognized as the region’s premier baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate institution.

The Rowan University Foundation oversees and coordinates all fund-raising activities and is responsible for the management and investment of all charitable contributions to benefit the University. As the officially designated non-profit, independent organization of philanthropic aid to the institution, the Foundation is the only vehicle through which charitable gifts to Rowan University may be made. It is the proper channel for gifts to the University from individuals, corporations, and foundations.

Division of University Advancement Mission Statement

The mission of the Division of University Advancement is to build strong, lasting relationships with the University among alumni, donors and other important constituents to encourage investment in and support of the University.

The Division provides leadership and assistance to garner support for the institution and enhance its reputation and visibility among its internal and external constituencies through strategic relationship building, fundraising and stewardship. Strong alumni programs and services help promote the interests of the University, its alumni and the community.

The Division oversees the following functions: Development, Annual Giving, Corporate & Foundation Relations, Advancement Services & Donor Relations, Advancement Communications, Alumni Engagement, Distinguished Events, and the Rowan University Foundation. In conjunction with the academic colleges and other units of the University, the Division is responsible for leading the development efforts of the institution. Through the cultivation and establishment of new relationships, and the continuance of ongoing relationships, the Division works to promote and advance the overall mission of the University and expand its margin of excellence.

Division of University Advancement Departments

Development Office

The Development Office is responsible for building relationships with Rowan University constituents to encourage support to further the mission of Rowan University. This office is responsible for all private support, corporate and foundation fundraising and partnerships, and the Rowan Fund. 

For more information about giving opportunities, please contact RJ Tallarida at 856-256-5413 or email tallarida@rowan.edu.

Annual Giving

The Rowan Fund solicits yearly gifts to the Rowan University Foundation from alumni, friends, faculty, staff, parents and corporations through a phonathon, direct mail and in-person solicitation. Contributions to the Rowan Fund provide support for merit scholarships, enhanced educational programs and learning resources for Rowan University.

For more information, please contact Amie Marshall at 856-256-5415 or email marshalla@rowan.edu.

Corporate & Foundation Relations

Corporate and Foundation Relations collaborates with corporations, foundations and organizations locally, regionally and nationally to match their interests with appropriate University initiatives. The Corporate and Foundation Relations program cultivates financial commitments and mutually beneficial relationships between the University and industry. These partnerships enable Rowan to enhance its academic, research and service missions. All faculty fundraising activity with corporations, foundations and organizations must be endorsed by the Development Office prior to any contact.

For information about opportunities, please contact Deanne Farrell at 856-256-5418 or email farrelld@rowan.edu.

Advancement Services & Donor Relations

The Office of Advancement Services & Donor Relations manages information resources that pertain to fundraising and alumni engagement as well as high quality stewarding of all donors.

Our information resource technology includes prospect research, gifts processing and reporting, biographical data maintenance, event registrations, alumni online community portal, broadcast emails and automated call center for the Annual Fund program. In addition, our stewardship efforts strive to keep donors updated on all areas of their giving through proper documentation and institutional recognition of their generosity.

We operate a software program that processes mailing lists and produces bulk mail lists for non-profit standard automation rate. To request alumni lists or to learn how to save postage using non-profit standard mail, contact Marc Robb at 856-256-4546 or e-mail robbm@rowan.edu.

To request information from Advancement Services, please fill out the Data Request Form per the instructions provided. If you receive updates on alumni or other Advancement constituents, please send the information to advsvcs@rowan.edu or alumniupdate@rowan.edu.

Advancement Communications

The Office of Advancement Communications works collaboratively with colleagues throughout the University to deliver high-quality communications to alumni, friends, faculty, staff, parents and corporate and foundation partners. This office produces the tri-annual donor publication, Rowan Advances, featuring unique stories regarding donor generosity and support for the University, and also oversees all external communications that are sent on behalf of the Division of University Advancement and the Rowan University Foundation. 

For more information, please contact Sue Murphy at 856-256-5408 or email murphys@rowan.edu.

Alumni Engagement

The mission of the Office of Alumni Engagement is to engage alumni, friends and students through programs, opportunities and services that stimulate a lifetime of interest, loyalty and philanthropy in support of the mission of Rowan University. As an arm of the Alumni Engagement operation, the Rowan University Alumni Association strives to maintain a lasting and positive relationship between the University and its graduates. The Alumni Association provides a variety of special events, alumni services and programs that touch all areas of the University to encourage an atmosphere of lifetime commitment and support.

For more information about Alumni Engagement or to learn about opportunities to become involved with the Alumni Association, please contact Chris D'Angelo at 856-256-5407 or email dangeloc@rowan.edu.