About Advancement


About Advancement

Division of University Advancement

The mission of the Division of University Advancement at Rowan University is to build strong, lasting relationships with the University among alumni, donors and other important constituents to encourage investment in and support of the University and its programs and initiatives.

The Division provides leadership and assistance to the University to garner support for the institution and enhance its reputation and visibility among its internal and external constituencies through strategic relationship building, fundraising and stewardship. Strong alumni programs and services help promote the interests of the University, its alumni and the community.

The Division of University Advancement oversees four functions: Development, Alumni Engagement, Advancement Services and the Rowan University Foundation. In conjunction with the academic colleges and other units of the University, the Division is responsible for leading the development efforts of the institution. Through the cultivation and establishment of new relationships, and the continuance of ongoing relationships, the Division of University Advancement works to promote and advance the overall mission of Rowan University and expand its margin of excellence.

Advancement Services

Advancement Services manages information resources that pertain to fund raising and alumni engagement including prospect research, gifts processing and reporting, biographical data maintenance, event registrations, alumni online community portal, broadcast emails and automated call center for the Annual Fund program. We strive to provide excellent customer service to donors, alumni, the campus community and beyond.

We operate a software program that processes mailing lists and produces bulk mail lists for non-profit standard automation rate. To request alumni lists or to learn how to save postage using non-profit standard mail, contact Marc Robb at 856-256-4546 or e-mail robbm@rowan.edu.

To request information from Advancement Services, please fill out the Data Request Form per the instructions provided. If you receive updates on alumni or other Advancement constituents, please send the information to advsvcs@rowan.edu or alumniupdate@rowan.edu.

Development Office

The Development Office has the responsibility for private, corporate and foundation fund raising as well as the annual fund. This office also prepares publications for development functions and fund-raising activities. All fund-raising activities are done on behalf of the Rowan University Foundation.

For more information about giving opportunities, please visit the Foundation's website or contact R.J. Tallarida at 856-256-5413 or email tallarida@rowan.edu.

Annual Giving

The Rowan Fund solicits yearly gifts to the Rowan University Foundation from alumni, friends, faculty, staff, parents and corporations through a phonathon, direct mail and in-person solicitation. Contributions to the Rowan Fund provide merit scholarships, enhanced educational programs and learning resources for Rowan University.

For more information, or if you have a question about the Rowan Fund, please contact please contact Amie Marshall at 856-256-5415 or email marshalla@rowan.edu.

Corporate & Foundation Relations

Corporate and Foundation Relations collaborates with corporations, foundations and organizations locally, regionally and nationally to match their interests with appropriate University initiatives. The corporate and foundation program cultivates financial commitments and mutually beneficial relationships between the University and industry. These partnerships enable Rowan University to enhance its academic, research and service missions. All faculty fundraising activity with corporations, foundations and organizations must be endorsed by the Development Office prior to any contact.

For information about opportunities, please contact Deanne Farrell at 856-256-5418 or email farrelld@rowan.edu.

Alumni Engagement

The mission of the Office of Alumni Engagement is to engage alumni, friends and students through programs, opportunities and services that stimulate a lifetime of interest, loyalty and philanthropy in support of the mission of Rowan University. As an arm of the Alumni Engagement operation, the Rowan University Alumni Association strives to maintain a lasting and positive relationship between the University and its graduates. The Alumni Association provides a variety of special events, alumni services and programs that touch all areas of the University to encourage an atmosphere of lifetime commitment and support.

For more information about Alumni Engagement or to learn about opportunities to become involved with the Alumni Association, please contact Chris D'Angelo at 856-256-5407 or email dangeloc@rowan.edu.