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Corporate & Foundation Relations

Forging and Nurturing Long-term Partnerships

The Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations establishes and maintains mutually beneficial relationships between Dominican University and the corporate and foundation philanthropic community.

Dominican University has gained increased regional and national renown due to its continuing transformation from a single-campus women's college to a premier, Catholic, comprehensive, university. The university’s priorities offer many opportunities to build and sustain robust relationships with corporations and foundations whose priorities align with our own.

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The Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation Scholars Program provides scholarships to students and brings together Dominican undergraduates, leaders of the university, Brennan School of Business, and directors of the Foundation each year at an annual luncheon.

Pictured from left to right: (Sitting) Donna Carroll, president, Dominican University; Benora McBride '11
; (Standing) Peter Wrenn, Schmitt Foundation; Ivana Gentile '11; Arvid Johnson, former dean, Brennan School of Business; Patricia Shevlin, executive director of the Schmitt Foundation

Corporations

The office builds relationships with corporations that seek to promote their endeavors and advance access to higher education. Possible benefits to our partners include:

  • Opportunities to meet and collaborate with Dominican faculty and staff
  • Contact with motivated students
  • Access to outstanding laboratories and facilities
  • Recruitment of students
  • Participation in conferences and events
  • Coordination of campus site visits

Foundations

Private foundation support is essential to Dominican University. We work with our faculty and staff to identify, solicit, and steward funding resources from foundations, and to match university priorities with foundations’ interests and priorities. The office assists university faculty and staff with project and proposal development, grant submissions, and stewardship of grants awarded. Benefits to our foundation partners may include:

  • Opportunities to meet and collaborate with Dominican faculty and staff
  • Participation in conferences and events
  • Coordination of campus site visits

Dominican Faculty and Staff

The office of corporate and foundation relations provides a strategic and coordinated service that assists to identify fundable projects to present to corporations and foundations whose funding initiatives align with the university's strengths. We look forward to working with you to build long-term strategic partnerships between the university and corporations and foundations. Specifically, our office can assist with:

  • Identification and research of foundations and corporations for potential funding
  • Strategy on how to build and maintain strong funding relationships
  • Preparation and submission of letters of inquiry, proposals, stewardship reports, and other documentation to prospective and current funders

Contact

Carrie A. Maus
Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations
(708) 524-6317
cmaus@dom.edu