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About Us

The Brandeis University Institutional Advancement (IA) Division is a comprehensive development and alumni relations enterprise that integrates the critical functions of fundraising, alumni relations, and advancement services. The mission of Institutional Advancement is to build strong, lasting relationships with the institution’s various constituencies, match donors’ interests with strategic academic priorities, broaden the University’s base of support and secure the financial resources necessary for Brandeis to continue achieving excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. IA is strongly committed to serving the academic and intellectual agenda of the University and to creating a culture of philanthropy across the Brandeis community. Integrity, collegiality, diversity, accountability, trust and respect for the individual as well as the intentions of our donors are the fundamental values that guide Institutional Advancement’s work.

Contact Us

Thank you for reaching out to the Brandeis University Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Please review the following list to determine the appropriate department to handle your inquiry. An alphabetical list of staff within each department can be found on the left navigation.

Alumni Relations

Reunion, Alumni Association, BOLD (Brandeisians of the Last Decade), alumni club or shared-interest group events, and alumni benefits

Annual Giving

Annual Fund, Reunion giving, Senior Class Gift, Phonathon and online giving

Planned and Leadership Gifts

Endowed gifts, planned gifts and estate gifts

Hiatt Career Center

Contact the Hiatt Career Center to schedule a career advising appointment, learn about free career services for alumni, and to get involved with career-related volunteer opportunities and recruiting activities.

Corporate/Foundation Relations

Corporate giving and foundation giving

Development Administration

Operations, planning, communications and support

Donor Relations

Donor stewardship

Senior Staff

To meet members of our leadership team, including Nancy Winship, P'10, P'13, senior vice president of institutional advancement

Other Inquiries

Call 800-333-1948