Announcing the University of Iowa Center for Advancement.

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Serving our Alumni and Friends:
The University of Iowa Center for Advancement

All of us who love the University of Iowa—alumni, fans, patients, arts patrons, students, parents, and friends—want the opportunity to stay connected. Returning to campus for Homecoming, joining a local IOWA Club, mentoring a student, speaking to a class, donating to research—there are so many ways to engage with the UI, no matter where you live or what your stage of life.

Creating opportunities for everyone to stay engaged is at the core of the university's commitment to advancement. Advancement describes all that our alumni and friends do to strengthen the UI.

I am happy to announce the University of Iowa Center for Advancement. The UI Center for Advancement is formed from the merging of the UI Alumni Association and the UI Foundation. The board of directors of each organization voted to create a unified organization that would better serve our alumni and friends. The UI Center for Advancement draws on the expertise of alumni engagement and fundraising staff while investing in new staff and programs to serve all alumni and friends in the state and the region, across the country, and around the world.

While what we’re doing isn't new—a 2016 survey showed that of nearly 500 U.S. schools, 68 percent have a combined alumni engagement and fundraising organization—we are doing it in a uniquely Iowa way. We will serve the needs of our Hawkeye nation through a variety of programming. We want to hear from you about what you want from the university—networking opportunities? Family-friendly events? Senior College? Please tell us how you want to connect.

We are excited to build on existing programs and offer new opportunities, and we hope to enrich your lives through a closer connection with the UI.

For Iowa,
Lynette Marshall
President and CEO
UI Center for Advancement

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Upcoming Events


Local Hawkeye Event - National
Nov182017 The UI in Washington - Purdue Game Watch

Cheer on the Hawkeye football team against the Purdue Boilermakers. You can catch the game while connecting with other alumni, fans, and friends.

IOWA Club Event
Nov182017 St. Louis IOWA Club - Musial A...

The Musial Awards, hosted by the St. Louis Sports Commission, will honor Krista Young, Levi Thompson, and the Hawkeye Wave at the 2017 awards ceremony.

IOWA Club Event
Dec92017 Washington DC/Capital Area IOW...

Join the Capital Area IOWA Club for a tour of Right Proper Brewery.

IOWA Club Event
Dec172017 Tampa Bay IOWA Club - Holiday Brunch

The Tampa Bay IOWA Club will celebrate the holiday season with a Sunday brunch.

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