OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT

Financial support of Auburn plays a vital role in continuing to meet the needs of not only our students, but also the state, nation and beyond. You can choose how you want to designate your donation — an endowment for students, faculty, or your favorite program; campus improvements; outreach programs or any one of Auburn’s leading areas of research.
Fundraising professionals in Auburn’s Office of Development work cooperatively with university leaders and the directors of the Auburn University Foundation, Auburn University Real Estate Foundation, Inc., and Tigers Unlimited Foundation to generate increased philanthropic support for the institution.

Development Administration

The Office of Development is overseen by Auburn’s vice president for development, who also serves as president of the Auburn University Foundation.

Alumni & Development Support SERVICES

The financial and information technology professionals in the Office of Alumni and Development Support Services, which reports to Auburn University’s Office of the Executive Vice President, provide vital services to both the Office of Development and Office of Alumni Affairs through common oversight and adherence to standards.

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Auburn fund

The Auburn Fund oversees Auburn’s various annual giving programs and provides our donors with convenient ways to support Auburn with contributions online, by phone, or through the mail. It also coordinates Auburn’s giving programs geared specifically for parents, students, and university faculty and staff.

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Campaign & Principal Gifts

Overseen by the office’s senior associate vice president, who also serve as campaign director, this office coordinates all campaign activity and relationships with some of Auburn’s most loyal donors.

Communications & Marketing

Our team of communications and marketing professionals functions as an in-house editorial and design agency for development needs across constituencies and programs. Our services include writing, editing, design, marketing consultation, advertising development, and production for print and electronic platforms.

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Corporate & foundation relations

Our team of giving professionals help corporations and foundations strategically partner with Auburn by identifying and maintaining mutually beneficial opportunities that foster positive business, academic and community relationships while increasing the visibility for our corporate and foundation partners.

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donor relations

Our team of donor relations professionals help recognize and thank our donors for their philanthropic spirit and support of higher education by keeping them informed about the use, outcomes, and growth of their gifts. They plan special donor recognition events, prepare annual endowment reports that track our investments, and provide stewardship reporting on how gifts are used.

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Endowment Investment Office

Investment and accounting professionals in Auburn’s Endowment Investment Office, which reports to the vice president of business and finance and chief financial officer, provide endowment management support to Auburn University, Auburn University Foundation, Tigers Unlimited Foundation, and Auburn Alumni Association by reporting endowment activities, monitoring investment portfolios, and working with investment consultants and managers.

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Gift Planning

Our planned giving professionals assist in identifying giving options that allow accommodate donors’ philanthropic interests and estate-planning goals, while also planning for Auburn’s future today.

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Gifts & Records

Gift processing professionals receive and process all incoming contributions made through the Auburn University Foundation. Our team of research and records professionals receive and seek updated information on Auburn’s alumni and friends to ensure our database remains as up to date as possible.

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University & REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Our centrally based team of fundraising professionals works in cooperation with colleges, schools, and university units across campus to build relationships with donors and facilitate fundraising support for Auburn. We visit with our alumni and friends throughout the region in exploring their philanthropic interests in giving back to the university. Our office also works in conjunction with the Office of Development’s senior associate vice president on projects or opportunities that broadly benefit Auburn.

Academic & UNIVERSITY Development Units

Fundraising professionals in every college and school, as well as many university-level units, can help donors identify philanthropic opportunities ranging from the college, school, or academic program from which they graduated, to their favorite campus spaces or initiatives.

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Auburn’s Foundations

Auburn University Foundation

Auburn University Foundation logoFrom its inception in February 1960, the Auburn University Foundation has centralized efforts to encourage and solicit increased philanthropic gifts that develop, support, and enhance Auburn’s educational interests and programs. Today, incorporated as an Alabama nonprofit corporation and recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt public charity, the Auburn University Foundation operates separately and distinctly from Auburn University, and is led by a volunteer board of directors working in cooperation with Auburn University’s fundraising professionals in its Office of Development.

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Auburn University Real Estate Foundation, Inc.

auref_logoThe Auburn University Real Estate Foundation, Inc. facilitates and receives gifts, bequests, and transfers of donated real property on behalf of Auburn University and Auburn University at Montgomery. The process for donating real property can lead to accepting property for resale, with the proceeds benefiting a university purpose designed by the donor, or retained for use by the university as requested by the donor. Properties held by the foundation and available for resale are listed on its website.

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Tigers Unlimited Foundation

tigers_unlimited_foundationThe Tigers Unlimited Foundation is committed to making Auburn the preeminent athletics program in the nation. Our members, who are friends, alumni, and advocates of the university, recognize the value of intercollegiate athletics and understand, because the Athletics Department is entirely self-sustaining and does not receive state funds, how vital private contributions are to providing our student-athletes with the resources needed to compete at the highest level and succeed academically.

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