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Division of Development and University Relations

Vice President for External Affairs: Rick Kimbrough
Campaign Coordinator/Prospect Researcher: Lynn Davis-Johnson
Director of Development for the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Science: David Jurenovich
Director of Development for Feik School of Pharmacy/University Campaign Director: Chris Gallegos
Director of Development for the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing: Tracy Ladgenski
Director of Planned and Reunion Giving: Alex Castañeda

The Division of Development and University Relations at the University of the Incarnate Word coordinates and manages all fundraising activities to provide support for University and high school operations, capital projects, special programs, planned giving and the endowment. In this endeavor, the vice president is assisted by the Alumni Relations Office, the Development Office, and the Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations Office.

Division offices provide direction for all campus-sponsored and fundraising projects. Student organizations are strongly encouraged to contact the vice president for advice and assistance.

Planned Giving helps donors make a gift to UIW both now and in the future through various giving options that can bring immediate and deferred tax advantages to the donor and his heirs while also having a meaningful impact on UIW. Typical planned gifts include will bequests, charitable gift annuities and life income gifts.

Alumni and Parent Relations Office

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Dean of Alumni and Parent Relations: Dr. Lisa McNary

E-mail: alumni@uiwtx.edu

The Department of Alumni and Parent Relations encourages alumni to be involved with their alma mater after graduation and maintains the database of alumni records for 40,000 graduates and former students of the University of the Incarnate Word. Membership is automatically granted to all bachelors, masters and doctoral graduates of UIW, the UIW Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCaP) and the UIW Universe Online program. Graduates of China Incarnate Word and Centro Universitario Incarnate Word are also considered part of the UIW Alumni Association.

Events such as Homecoming, reunions and various networking and special events are hosted by department staff. The Department of Alumni and Parent Relations is always looking into new ways to involve alumni and parents with the University of the Incarnate Word.

Office of Communications and Brand Marketing

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Director: Margaret Garcia
Advertising and Brand Marketing Manager: Ashley Davis
Media and Public Relations Manager: Michael Valdés
Social Media/Communications Specialist: Victoria Reyna
Communications Officer: Cari Gold
Communications and Content Manager: Stephanie Denning
Special Events Manager: Meghan Kuentz
Secretary: Zoey Cadena

The UIW Office of Communications and Brand Marketing (OCM) is responsible for promoting and advancing the image of the University of the Incarnate Word and St. Anthony Catholic High School through advertising, marketing, public relations, publications, social media and special events.

The OCM staff is also responsible for coordinating community events including the annual Light the Way holiday campus lighting celebration, press conferences, and overseeing ad distribution, design and placement.

Development

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Director of Individual Giving: Ana P. Bribiesca Hoff
Stewardship and Gifts Coordinator: Daniel Gonzalez
Annual Fund Associate: Brittany Sharnsky

The Development Office is responsible for conducting fund-raising campaigns and special events to support the Annual Fund for University of the Incarnate Word.

Monies raised through the Annual Fund help to make up the difference between student tuition (which covers approximately 68%) and the total cost of education at the University of the Incarnate Word. The Annual Fund provides monetary support for student scholarships, academic divisions, library and computer resources, academic and student services, and campus ministry and counseling programs. The Associates Campaign (for gifts of $1,000 or more) is a major program of the Annual Fund.

Another annual event, the Swing-In Golf Tournament and Auction Dinner, also supports scholarships as well as athletic programs and equipment. The Development Office also coordinates the Annual Employee Campaign and pursues funding for endowed student scholarships and endowed professorial chairs.

Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations Office

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Director: Jon Gillespie
Admin. Assistant/Researcher: Terri Galvin

This office is responsible for cultivating donor relationships with corporations—local, national and multinational—as well as philanthropic foundations and the federal government. It continually conducts research to determine what opportunities for funding are available from sources, and submits proposals and applications accordingly. The office is not only reactive, assisting faculty, staff and administrators in developing and preparing proposals, but it is also proactive, initiating projects and programs and writing the proposals to seek funding for them.

The Office of Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations currently is pursuing funding for a variety of projects and programs at Incarnate Word, including renovation and expansion of the Science Hall, Communication Arts technology and scholarships, and several international initiatives in Asia and Central and South America.

Contact Information

Division of Development and University Relations

Buckley-Mitchell Advancement Center
4301 Broadway, CPO 309
San Antonio, TX 78209 210-829-6012
(210) 829-2760

Department of Alumni and Parent Relations

J. E. and L. E. Mabee Library
4301 Broadway, CPO 298
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 829-6014
(210) 829-3952
alumni@uiwtx.edu

Office of Communications and Brand Marketing

Buckley-Mitchell Advancement Center
4301 Broadway, CPO 316
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 829-6001
pr@uiwtx.edu

Office of Development

J. E. and L. E. Mabee Library
4301 Broadway, CPO 317
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 829-6013
(210) 829-3952 fax

Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations Office

Buckley-Mitchell Advancement Center
4301 Broadway, CPO 127
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 829-3971
(210) 829-6077
(210) 829-2760 fax

Planned Giving Office

Buckley-Mitchell Advancement Center
4301 Broadway, CPO 309
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 829-6071