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College Relations

Office of College Relations want you to stay connected to all the things that are uniquely Union—the sense of place and community, the rich traditions and the spark of innovative minds at work.

We are committed to building strong relationships between the College, alumni, parents and friends; enhancing awareness of the value of a Union College education; and strengthening the resources needed to remain a top-tier institution that nurtures and transforms young lives.

We hope you will find a way to support Union that is right for you and your family. All of us in College Relations are pleased to assist you in this process, and we offer our heartfelt thanks for your help in guiding Union toward ever greater aspirations and achievements.

Office of the Vice President

Provides strategic direction and leadership for alumni programs, fundraising efforts and marketing and communications initiatives for the College. Terri Cerveny, the vice president of College Relations, is a member of the president's Senior Staff and works closely with the other vice presidents of the College to support and advance Union's Strategic Plan.  website

Alumni & Parent Engagement

Facilitates the relationship between the college and its alumni, parents, students and friends through programming, volunteer opportunities, communications and works closely with departments across campus. Our goal is to increase alumni and parent engagement through events and outreach for the purpose of raising awareness and pride in Union College, and to increase involvement as volunteers, ambassadors, student recruiters and as donors. We are responsible for annual events that engage Union alumni, parents and friends with the campus community, including ReUnion, Homecoming and Family Weekend, and various leadership donor events.  website

Annual Giving

Helps secure contributions to Union College's Annual Fund each year, including leadership gifts. The team also manages our relationship with the Terrace Council, our donor society honoring those who give $2,000 or more to Union annually.   website

Donor Relations

The Office of Donor Relations seeks to sustain and deepen the relationship between the College and its donors through meaningful acknowledgement, recognition, engagement and reporting. It is essential to let our donors know that their financial support is gratefully received, vital to our campus community, is being used according to their stated wishes and expectations, and is worthy of their continued philanthropic support and engagement.

Gift Planning

When you give to Union College, you afford talented young men and women the opportunity to attain their life and career goals—to become researchers, entrepreneurs, teachers, journalists, physicians, historians, activists, philanthropists, and more. Your generosity can help support the College for generations to come.  website

Communications and Marketing

Promotes  Union's strategic objectives, foster a culture of communication among internal and external stakeholders and steward the Union brand by showcasing the benefits of a Union education and building connections between the College and its diverse constituents.  website

Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations

Spearheads Union's efforts to secure funding from foundations, corporations, and government agencies. Grants support institutional priorities such as: enhancing academic programs, developing innovative curricula, supporting faculty and student research, acquiring new lab equipment and instrumentation, and providing scholarships for students.   website

Advancement Information Services

Advancement Information Services is the business information unit for the office of College Relations and manages the database of record for the College.    AIS is responsible for all strategic development services activities including database record management and reporting, training and data analysis essential to the Advancement enterprise.   website