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Institutional Advancement

The Office of Institutional Advancement partners with academic programs and GC centers in order to strengthen a culture of philanthropy across the school and increase private gifts in support of institutional priorities.

We do this by:

  • Identifying potential funding sources including private foundations, corporations, and individuals, and collaborating with programs and centers on fundraising strategy

  • Providing guidance on grant-writing and budget development

  • Advising on major gift strategy and various giving vehicles, including planned gifts

  • Coordinating alumni fundraising appeals, both online and traditional print mailings, in conjunction with the departments

  • Assisting with the design and execution of cultivation events for potential donors and alumni

  • Tracking, reporting, and stewarding private gifts, which includes producing accurate tax-receipts for donors as well as specialized reports for larger gifts

  • Managing and cultivating the Graduate Center Foundation Board, who serve as institutional ambassadors and are tasked with identifying new funding sources and supporters for the GC


Contact Us

Wendy DeMarco Fuentes

Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Communications
Graduate Center
Room 8302.01

Phone 212-817-7187

Corporate and Private Foundation Grants
Major and Planned Gifts; Individual Donations
Alumni Relations and GC Community Members