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What we do

The Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA) supports the University’s mission and strategic priorities through telling the UMBC story, building partnerships with community stakeholders, and fundraising to support students, faculty, and programs.

We can help on-campus partners:

Get noticed. 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.

Raise money. Building strong relationships with our corporate and foundation partners, alumni, and campus community members is paramount to the success of the goals of the University. Our corporate and foundation relations and major gifts teams work hard to strengthen and grow these important relationships.

Manage funds. We empower the community to collaborate with our donors to acknowledge their generous contributions to the University made through the UMBC Foundation. We can equip you with the resources and information to take an active role in nurturing these relationships and managing gifts responsibly.

Engage alumni. We work 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.

Plan an event. Our team of professionals plan and manage major events on campus, including Commencement and the University Retreat, and can advise you on how to hold a successful event.