Institutional Advancement

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The Office of Institutional Advancement partners with academic programs and GC centers and institutes 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
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Wendy DeMarco Fuentes

Vice President, Communications and Marketing, Institutional Advancement

Helen Koh

Director of Institutional Giving and Strategic Initiatives, Institutional Advancement

Tara McDonnell

Director of Individual Giving, Institutional Advancement

Molly Yin

Administrative Director, Institutional Advancement

Jim Cronin

Director, Alumni Relations