The Division of University Advancement consists of Alumni Relations, Development & Annual Giving, and Advancement & Foundation Services. University Advancement is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with campus and external constituencies of the University. The Division nurtures the financial support and good will of alumni, parents, friends, businesses, corporations and foundations on behalf of Georgia Southern’s mission. It also serves as liaison for the Georgia Southern University Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation oversees private funds given to meet educational and institutional needs at the University not addressed by state appropriations.
The Office of Alumni Relations serves the University by establishing and cultivating lifelong relationships with alumni and friends that result in their participation in and contribution to the growth of the University.
The Office of Development identifies, cultivates, and secures philanthropic gifts in support of Georgia Southern University. Fundraising programs include annual campus and community campaigns, and major and planned gift solicitations.
Advancement Services facilitates fundraising by overseeing gift processing, constituent tracking, relationship management, fund management and the stewardship of philanthropic gifts. They guide the overall business decisions of University Advancement and the Georgia Southern University Foundation, Inc.