How do I work with University Advancement?
Guided by UMass Boston's strategic and master plans, University Advancement (UA) oversees all fundraising and public relations associated with developing and sustaining relationships with prospective individual, corporate and foundation donors and coordinates the information management needs for fundraising and alumni relations.
In pursuing its mission, UA works with the University of Massachusetts system, the President’s Office and Board of Trustees, and the University of Massachusetts Foundation, the UMass Boston Chancellor and his staff, the Provost, the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs, vice chancellors, deans, center and institute directors, and the university's advisory boards.
|General Advancement Questions||John Feeley||7-4513|
|College of Education and Human Development||Carol Kelley||7-7597|
|College of Liberal Arts||Anne Kelly-Contini||7-4512|
|College of Management||Loren Van Allen||7-5340|
|College of Nursing and Health Sciences||Tamara Belmonte||7-5381|
|College of Public and Community Service||John Feeley||7-4513|
|College of Science and Mathematics||Paula Popeo||7-5334|
McCormack Graduate School of Policy
and Global Studies
|College of Advancing and Professional Studies||Gina Cappello||7-5335|
|Independent Centers and Institutes||John Feeley||7-4513|
|Corporate and Foundation Relations||David Magnani||7-4514|
|Stewardship & Donor Relations||Vanessa DiCarlo||7-5328|
|Alumni Relations||Casey Gavin||7-5344|
|Advancement Communications||Nan Cormier||7-5326|
How is fundraising coordinated?
To maximize the benefits for both the university and donors and ensure proper accountability in the stewardship of philanthropic gifts, the university has established a centralized fundraising environment administered by University Advancement. The university requires that faculty and staff inform University Advancement before the solicitation of individuals, corporations, and foundations, including initiatives associated with events.
A coordinated fundraising effort is vital to achieve the university’s fundraising goals and continue favorable donor relations. Therefore, it is essential that the engagement for philanthropic purposes of alumni and friends, faculty and staff, and students and their family members be coordinated through UA. This open communication ensures that there is no duplication of effort or missed opportunities for giving.
UA will communicate if a prospect is being engaged by the Chancellor or another individual, college, center or institute within the university. The office operates under a code of principles and standards of professional fundraising practices established by the Council for Advancement and Support of Higher Education, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
University Advancement also ensures that the university adheres to IRS charitable giving guidelines and policies established by the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees to ensure that gifts are ethically secured and acknowledged. Because they are legally required to make contributions to organizations which have 501(c)(3) status, charitable foundations which support UMass Boston do so through the UMass Foundation.
How does UA work with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs?
University Advancement coordinates closely with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). Because there can be a fine line between what constitutes private giving and sponsored grants and programs, A Note Concerning Grants and Gifts, a joint publication of the Vice Provost for Research and the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, provides clear definitions of terms and clarifies the roles and responsibilities of University Advancement and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs in the processes of identification, coordination, solicitation, acceptance, and administration of funds from extramural sources.
To learn more, contact Gina M. Cappello, vice chancellor at 617.287.5335.