A better future is unfolding because of you

Donor Impact Report 2019

A better future is unfolding now, because of you

The Office of Advancement is dedicated to supporting the mission of The University of Alberta by fostering relationships that result in continuing goodwill and financial support from alumni, parents, friends, and organizations.

As an advancement organization and as an employer, the University of Alberta Office of Advancement strives to be the best in Canada, and one of the best in the world. We know that our people create our success-the way we work and work together matters. We make a difference in the lives of our alumni, donors, students, faculty, staff and friends.

As employees of the Office of Advancement, we share a commitment to conduct ourselves according to these values:

  • Integrity - We are ethical, accountable and trustworthy; we follow through on our commitments; we strive for excellence in the work we do.
  • Respect - We treat one another fairly; we know that our differences make us stronger; we listen actively and behave considerately; we are sensitive to others needs; we appreciate and value all roles and all voices.
  • Teamwork - We collaborate and communicate across units and departments; we share ideas; we work towards a common goal; we celebrate success


Advancement Services

A key business unit, Advancement Services supports UAlberta fundraising through donation agreement review and approval, gift processing, accounting, report development, data analytics and other information services, and alumni and donor record management. Keep in touch by updating your contact info.

Alumni Relations

Alumni Relations encourages an active and positive connection between UAlberta and its graduates. With a variety of ways to engage - including volunteerism, advocacy, mentorship, career services, educational and family events, networking opportunities, awards and recognition - alumni can continue to be part of the campus community throughout their lives. Find out more about alumni programs and services.

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Faculties, units, research, students and initiatives across the UAlberta campus benefit from the work of the Corporate and Foundation Relations team, who match the philanthropic interests of key corporate and foundation donors to university needs. Learn more about their work.

Faculty Development

In partnership with faculty and other senior campus leadership, Faculty Development shapes the strategic direction and fundraising priorities for all 20 faculties, academic and student support units across UAlberta. Find out about faculty fundraising priorities.

Strategic Communications

Strategic Communications provides advice, strategies and tactics to increase the willingness of individuals, organizations and corporations to support UAlberta. Work includes development and execution of communications and marketing campaigns in support of alumni engagement and fundraising initiatives; audience research and analysis; developing and maintaining portfolio websites and social media accounts; and producing print and digital publications. Check out our award-winning alumni magazine New Trail.

University Development

With a goal of enhancing personal connections between the University of Alberta and its donors, University Development's work is focused on relationship building, fundraising, gift acknowledgement and celebration, and philanthropic impact reporting. Included in this portfolio are the offices of Planned Giving and Annual Giving. Discover how donors have made a difference.

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