What we do

UMBC’s Office of Institutional Advancement supports the University’s mission and strategic priorities in a variety of ways, including telling the UMBC story through brand, stories, and design; building partnerships with community stakeholders; and fundraising to support students, faculty, alumni, and programs.

We look forward to working with members of the Retriever community and beyond!

Our Core Areas

Our marketing and communications teams use creative strategies, strong storytelling, and effective campaigns to help achieve the university’s strategic goals. Contact us to learn how we can help you get the visibility and results you want. Community Engagement helps build relationships with on and off-campus stakeholders and execute core university events.

Our fundraising teams build strong relationships with our alumni, corporate and foundation partners, and campus community members to advance the goals of the University. Our corporate and foundation relations and major gifts teams work hard to strengthen and grow these important relationships. We also empower the community to collaborate with our donors to acknowledge their generous contributions to the University made through the UMBC Foundation.

Our alumni engagement team works to keep alumni connected and engaged with one another, current students, faculty, and staff through educational, charitable, social, and cultural programs. Whether it’s requesting alumni and donor information or honoring alumni for their professional and personal achievements, our Alumni Engagement team can help.