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University Advancement

Building on the reputation of more than 130 years of academic excellence and community impact, University Advancement elevates the brand of UNC, engages external constituents, and develops the philanthropic strategies that support UNC priorities. 

Reporting to Vice President Allie Steg Haskett ’03, UNC’s advancement staff manage all facets of UNC’s external operation to include advancement operations, alumni and community relations, development, and marketing and communications.

The division works with UNC leadership as well as faculty and staff to effectively promote and market the university, strengthen and celebrate alumni career outcomes, and engage constituents and community partners in philanthropy, volunteerism, advocacy. The division is also responsible for the management of UNC's alumni constituent records which inform strategic relationship management and program assessment and accreditation. Additionally, the UNC Foundation, a separate legal entity, works closely with all of University Advancement and is integrated both physically and strategically in all facets of the advancement enterprise.

University Advancement offices are located on the first floor of Carter Hall. Reach us at 970-351-2551 or advancement@unco.edu.

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$25 Million Gift, Largest in UNC History, Accelerates Plans for College of Osteopathic Medicine

UNC's vision to meet the critical and growing demand for doctors across the state just received a major endorsement. The Weld Trust has committed $25 million, earmarked for the university's proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Learn more about this historic gift

Galvanize a Stronger Bear Network


With more than 140,000 alumni, plus faculty, staff and friends, UNC has a tremendous ability to galvanize the relationships and resources necessary to support student success.

The strong community connections you find across UNC provides authentic learning experiences and reciprocal partnerships and collaborations. UNC sets the standard for how engaged universities enrich the lives of our students on campus, throughout Colorado and beyond.


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Bearnanza Showcases Funding Opportunities for Student Basic Needs and Emergencies 

Bearnanza, one of UNC’s annual crowd-funding campaigns, allows the Bear Network to make a meaningful impact on UNC students in need. Every year, different areas of need are highlighted. 

This year, the two funds highlighted are the Bear Pantry and the Student Emergency Support Fund (SESF). Helping students through food insecurity and financial hardship, these two resources are vital to allowing students to stay enrolled and succeed at UNC. 

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Veterans Services Helps Foster Community and Make Space for Connections 

This summer, a new director stepped into Roudebush Cottage with a drive to provide hands-on care and build a community for the veteran and military-affiliated students on campus during every aspect of their journey through higher education.  

Events like the Freedom 5K play a crucial role in galvanizing the Bear Network to show appreciation and support for the service of U.S. veterans. Seeing the community join together to honor and celebrate veterans is a crucial part of UNC's commitment to helping these students transition back into civilian life.  

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Assault Survivors Advocacy Program Celebrates 30 Years of Providing Support 

Imani Lindberg, ’20, assistant director of Advocacy Services began volunteering with the Assault Survivors Advocacy Program (ASAP) in the fall of 2017. Getting involved with ASAP was an intentional decision on her part, having promised herself that she would support survivors of sexual violence if she had the opportunity. 

Now, Lindberg oversees ASAP as it celebrates 30 years of providing care for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence through innovative and unique advocacy practices.

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