Institutional Advancement

Emily AustinThe Institutional Advancement division helps build relationships with the College’s various constituencies including trustees, alumni, faculty and staff, students, parents of current and former students, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), business and industry, community leaders, foundations, media and other friends of the College. These relationships are established and nurtured through publications and media coverage, opportunities for involvement through volunteer organizations and campus activities, and funding solicitation strategies for annual, endowment, capital, and planned gifts.

Institutional Advancement’s work helps steward the interest, time and financial resources needed to provide excellence and access to Austin College students.

Allison Dawson, Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Alumni Engagement

Alumni Engagement is charged with planning and executing the programs and activities for alumni and coordinating alumni donations. Each year, a variety of academic, networking, and social events take place on campus and around the country.

Office of Development

In the Office of Development, we are committed to assisting donors in fulfilling their philanthropic goals. Giving opportunities are available in many areas of interest to our alumni and friends, and however you choose to make your donation – through annual support, major gifts, or planned giving—our staff can help you with the process.

Estate Planning and Development Services

The Estate Planning and Development Services staff is responsible for stewardship activities in the College, from handling IRS receipts to facilitating long-term gifts. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on ongoing donor support, and we are thankful for your contributions.

Advancement Communications

The Advancement Communications staff provides oversight for marketing, print publications, social media, and website content for Austin College. In addition, Advancement Communications produces the Austin College Magazine, the official alumni publication. The office also is the official news source for Austin College, which is fortunate to count a number of experts among its faculty and staff in a variety of fields—from science and international affairs to service and leadership.

Corporate & Foundation Relations

The mission of Corporate and Foundation Relations (C&FR) is to obtain philanthropic support for College initiatives through the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of foundations, corporations, and government agencies.