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Are you a dedicated advancement professional interested in supporting a great public university and its students? Do you want to work at a university where you can make your mark? Join the philanthropy and alumni engagement team at the University at Buffalo, the leading public university in New York State.

Support at the Top

President Tripathi’s vision for UB focuses on fulfilling its potential to become one of the nation’s leading public research universities, expanding its reach and impact locally as well as globally. In this endeavor, President Tripathi is committed to giving top priority to philanthropy and alumni engagement as key ingredients for realizing this vision.

Rodney M. Grabowski is vice president for philanthropy and alumni engagement at the University at Buffalo. He leads the university’s fundraising efforts and its engagement with more than 250,000 alumni worldwide.

About the Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement Division

This is a great time to join our division. More than 120 staff members work in the Offices of 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, as well as major gift activities in each of the university’s 12 academic units, the Division of Athletics and other programs of the university.

At the University at Buffalo, we’re building a culture of lifelong alumni and donor engagement around the world and aggressively advocating for greater involvement and support among UB’s students, faculty and staff members, alumni and friends. We invite you to join dedicated individuals in philanthropy and alumni engagement who help advance UB to the next level of excellence as a 21st-century global research university.

In 2011, UB received a $40 million gift from an individual—the largest gift in its history. And in 2015, UB received its first gift to name a school, from alumnus Jeremy Jacobs, chairman of Delaware North Companies and owner of the Boston Bruins. The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences was completed in 2017 and is part of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.