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Division of Development and University Relations

Division of Development and University Relations

Vice President: Christopher Gallegos
Campaign Coordinator/Prospect Researcher: Lynn Davis-Johnson
Administrative Assistant to the V.P.: Roslyn Grimes

The Division of Development and University Relations at the University of the Incarnate Word coordinates and manages all fund-raising activities to provide support for University and high school operations, capital projects, special programs and the endowment. In this endeavor, the vice president is assisted by the Alumni Relations and Planned Giving Office, the Development Office, and the Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations Office.

Professional staff in the Division of Development and University Relations work closely with the University Development Board, a voluntary group of 50 business and community leaders who assist UIW with fund-raising programs and special events.

Division offices provide direction for all campus-sponsored and fund-raising projects. Student organizations are strongly encouraged to contact the vice president for advice and assistance.


 

Alumni and Parent Relations Office

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Dean of Alumni & Parent Relations: Dr. Lisa McNary
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations: Mercedes Moreno
Assistant Director of Parent Relations: Gaby Alvarado 
Office Manager: Venessa Avant

E-mail:  alumni@uiwtx.edu

The Department of Alumni & Parent Relations encourages alumni to be involved with their alma mater after graduation and maintains the database of alumni records for 40,000 graduates and former students of the University of the Incarnate Word. Membership is automatically granted to all bachelors, masters and doctoral graduates of UIW, the UIW Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCaP) and the UIW Universe Online program. Graduates of China Incarnate Word and Centro Universitario Incarnate Word are also considered part of the UIW Alumni Association. 

Events such as Homecoming, reunions and various networking and special events are hosted by department staff. The Department of Alumni & Parent Relations is always looking into new ways to involve alumni and parents with the University of the Incarnate Word. 


 

Office of Communications and Brand Marketing

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Director: Margaret Garcia
Publications Coordinator: Marissa Rodriguez
Advertising and Marketing Coordinator:
Special Events Coordinator: Ashley Davis
Social Media/Communications Specialist: Victoria Reyna
Secretary: Amanda Bennett

The UIW Office of Communications & Brand Marketing (OCM)  is responsible for promoting and advancing the image of the University of the Incarnate Word and the Brainpower Connection high schools: Incarnate Word High School and St. Anthony Catholic High School through advertising, marketing, public relations, publications, social media and special events.

The OCM staff is also responsible for coordinating community events including the annual Light the Way holiday campus lighting celebration, press conferences, and overseeing ad distribution, design and placement.


 

Development

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Director: Rosie Garcia
Development Associate: Ana P. Bribiesca Hoff
Stewardship and Gifts Coordinator: Leticia Lopez
Annual Fund Associate: Brittany Sharnsky 
Assistant Director of Development & Advancement Services: Ralph Flanigan 
Donor Relations Manager:  Nancy Hodgkinson
Office Manager: Sylvia Kutschenreuter

The Development Office is responsible for conducting fund-raising campaigns and special events to support the Annual Fund for University of the Incarnate Word.

Monies raised through the Annual Fund help to make up the difference between student tuition (which covers approximately 68%) and the total cost of education at the University of the Incarnate Word. The Annual Fund provides monetary support for student scholarships, academic divisions, library and computer resources, academic and student services, and campus ministry and counseling programs. The Associates Campaign (for gifts of $1,000 or more) is a major program of the Annual Fund.

Another annual event, the Swing-In Golf Tournament and Auction Dinner, also supports scholarships as well as athletic programs and equipment. The Development Office also coordinates the Annual Employee Campaign and pursues funding for endowed student scholarships and endowed professorial chairs.


 

Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations Office

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Director: Jon Gillespie
Associate Director: Armando Saliba 
Admin. Assistant/Researcher: Terri Galvin

This office is responsible for cultivating donor relationships with corporations—local, national and multinational—as well as philanthropic foundations and the federal government. It continually conducts research to determine what opportunities for funding are available from sources, and submits proposals and applications accordingly. The office is not only reactive, assisting faculty, staff and administrators in developing and preparing proposals, but it is also proactive, initiating projects and programs and writing the proposals to seek funding for them.

The Office of Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations currently is pursuing funding for a variety of projects and programs at Incarnate Word, including renovation and expansion of the Science Hall, Communication Arts technology and scholarships, and several international initiatives in Asia and Central and South America.


 

Planned Giving Office

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Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving:  Alex Castañeda

The Planned Giving Office helps donors make a gift to UIW both now and in the future through various giving options that can bring immediate and deferred tax advantages to the donor and his heirs while also having a meaningful impact on UIW. Typical planned gifts include will bequests, charitable gift annuities, and life income gifts. The Planned Giving Office has a wide variety of brochures on planned giving topics and can assist the donor and advisers in determining the appropriateness of a gift.
 
Those individuals who make a planned gift to UIW become members of the prestigious Verbum Society. “Verbum” is Latin for “Word,” and symbolic of the University’s continuing mission of providing a quality education within the context of faith. The Verbum Society is instrumental in providing educational opportunities for UIW students, faculty, and the local community. 
 
For more information on how to make a gift in perpetuity to UIW, the Verbum Society, or your giving options, please visit the planned giving site.

Contact Information

Division of Development and University Relations

Buckley-Mitchell Advancement Center

4301 Broadway, CPO 309

San Antonio, TX 78209

210-829-6012

210-829-2760


 

Department of Alumni and Parent Relations

McCracken House

4301 Broadway, CPO 298

San Antonio, TX 78209

210-829-6014

210-829-3952

alumni@uiwtx.edu

 

Office of Communications and Brand Marketing

Buckley-Mitchell Advancement Center

4301 Broadway, CPO 316

San Antonio, TX 78209

210-829-6001

pr@uiwtx.edu 

 

Office of Development

McCracken House

4301 Broadway, CPO 317

San Antonio, TX 78209

210-829-6013

210-829-3952 fax

 

Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations Office

Buckley-Mitchell Advancement Center

4301 Broadway, CPO 127

San Antonio, TX 78209

210-829-3971

210-829-6077

210-829-2760 fax

 

Planned Giving Office

Buckley-Mitchell Advancement Center

4301 Broadway, CPO 309

San Antonio, TX 78209

210-829-6071