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.

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Thank you for reaching out to Brandeis University's Institutional Advancement Division. Please review the following list to determine the appropriate department to handle your inquiry. An alphabetical list of staff within each office can be found on the left navigation.

Advancement Communications

Supports outreach efforts of divisions across Advancement for print and electronic media, social media, strategy, messaging and branding

Advancement Systems and Data Management

Alumni and Donor records

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

Brandeis National Committee

The Brandeis National Committee supports fundraising efforts for Brandeis’ libraries, neuroscience research and student scholarships

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Corporate giving and foundation giving

Development Administration

Operations, planning and support


Research of potential and prospective donors 

Donor Relations

Donor stewardship

Planned and Leadership Gifts

Endowed gifts, planned gifts and estate gifts

Senior Staff

Meet the members of our senior leadership team

Other Inquiries

Call 800-333-1948