Office of Research

Corporate and Foundation Relations and Working with Industry

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Friday, November 18, 2011

12-1pm at Gerberding 142

Leveraging corporate and foundation support of your research can substantially extend the possibilities of your program. This session will review the role of the University Advancement office, present data on the current charitable giving landscape, and discuss how the Corporate & Foundation Relations Office provides services, support and tools that increase quality of proposals to private organizations.

Presented by:

  • Dondi Cupp
    Assistant Vice President, Corporate & Foundation Relations

    Dondi Cupp serves as assistant vice president for advancement at the University of Washington. He is responsible for leading the Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations and supervising advancement teams in the Health Sciences (Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Public Health). He joined the UW in 1999 as senior director of development for the sciences. While at the UW, Cupp founded the UW's Advancement Leadership Class, a comprehensive leadership development program for advancement staff. In 2006, he received the Marilyn Batt Dunn Endowed Award for Excellence in University Advancement.

    Dondi has served as associate director of the Western Washington University Foundation and his development career began 23 years ago as director of the annual fund at his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma. He has worked with a number of nonprofit organizations over the years as a speaker and consultant and he serves as a member of the CASE national CFR Leadership Team.