Our Mission

UB executives are standing in front of a blue screen with the text: "More than 10,000 alumni made their first gift.".

To advance the university by encouraging partnerships, providing opportunities for meaningful and enduring engagement among the university’s internal and external communities through communication and alumni outreach, and by securing philanthropic and strategic investments.

Our Goals

  • Strategic investment in academic, administrative, and other units based upon unrealized opportunity and creating optimal environment for success. 
  • Contribute toward UB reaching the top tier in rankings by steadily increasing gift income and alumni and volunteer participation. 
  • Create a leadership structure that is communicative and nurturing of staff and volunteers across the units. 
  • Create a compelling case for support for UB—and the units—that describes our philanthropic aspirations and the impact on students, faculty, and the world. 
  • Create an environment for alumni around the globe that is supportive, connected and offers opportunity for engagement. 
  • Build collaborative relationships across the university for the common good. 
  • Build a environment for development professionals that provides for career advancement. 
  • Conduct our business in an ethical and fiscally sound manner.

About University Advancement

More than 120 staff members work in Alumni Engagement, Advancement Services, Annual Programs, Constituent Records, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor and Alumni Communications, Donor Relations and Stewardship, Gift Planning, and Prospect Research and Records, supporting the fund-raising and alumni engagement activities of the university, each of its 12 academic units, the Division of Athletics and other programs of the university.