University of Washington Advancement

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University Advancement engages stakeholders in meaningful interactions that foster pride, advocacy and philanthropic support for the University of Washington.

Fulfilling our mission of advancing one of the leading public universities in the world requires us to build genuine, trust-based relationships, both internally and externally.

University Advancement, led by Vice President Connie Kravas, is built on a fully integrated model of support for the University of Washington that brings together development, alumni relations and communications and marketing. In partnership with the University of Washington Foundation and the UW Alumni Association, Advancement operates in a philanthropic environment that is able to respond to unique opportunities and support the University’s progress toward its aspirations. We work to advance the goal of making the UW recognized globally as the greatest public university as measured by its impact on the lives of people here and around the world.

How will we accomplish this? Through our integrated model, we partner with dedicated professionals located in all corners of the University. Together, we work to elevate the global reputation of the UW and instill passion in its supporters.

The centerpiece of our current effort is a campaign to raise $5 billion — for Washington, for the world. Visit our Be Boundless website to learn more.

Advancement contacts

Advancement jobs

Donor Relations | 800-332-0565 | My UW Giving

University Marketing & Communications | 206-685-0632 | Website

UW Alumni Association |206-543-0540 | Website

UW Foundation| 877-UW-GIFTS | Website