Operations

Advancement Operations supports the mission, goals and efforts of University Development, Alumni Affairs, Constituent Relations, Community Affairs and University Communications. We are the thought leaders for automation and technology integration for the Division of University Advancement. 

Additionally, University Advancement Operations is home to Annual Giving, which provides an opportunity for alumni, friends and students to give back to the University in an effort to support and improve our academic programs, student life and our faculty.  University Advancement Operations is also home to Business Services, Data Services, Donor Relations, Gift Processing and Prospect Strategy and Research.


Annual Giving

Annual gifts to UNC Charlotte span across our campus delivering exponential opportunities for learning, discovery and growth. Annual support meets the immediate needs of our students, providing vital operating funds for priority initiatives. Each year, gifts from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends allow UNC Charlotte to increase scholarship support, recruit and retain advanced faculty, expand our cultural events, improve our campus technology and equipment, and so much more.

Learn more about how you can help, or contact Stacie G. Young ‘98, Director of Annual Giving.


donor relations

The Office of Donor Relations at UNC Charlotte serves as a central resource in ensuring that all gifts to the University are properly acknowledged and stewarded, and that all donors experience high-quality interaction with the University that fosters long-term engagement and investment.

Please contact Sarah Fore, Donor Relations Coordinator, with any questions.


gift processing

The Gift Processing team is responsible for processes all cash/non-cash gifts and pledges to UNC Charlotte Foundation in accordance with IRS guidelines and according to CASE standards.

For more information on gift processing, please contact Director of Gift Processing Madonna Winslow or Sharon Horinka, Assistant Director of Gift Processing.


Prospect Strategy and Research

Prospect Strategy and Research is the strategic arm of the University's Advancement Division and the UNC Charlotte Foundation.  PSR works with gift officers to help identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors to the University, manage relationships between the University and its donors and assists in the planning as well as the execution of major fund raising initiatives.

Please contact Rob Robbins, Director of Prospect Strategy and Research, with any questions.


Business Office

The UA Business office handles all the oversight of the business side of the division of University Advancement. It handles the financial side along with the personnel, building management, process, and internal project management.

Please contact Cleo Widmaier, Divisional Business Officer, with any questions.


Data Services

University Advancement Data Services provides functional support to end users and maintains constituent data for alumni, donors, and friends of the University.  Our team also builds, publishes and maintains portals and custom reports to enrich fundraising, events, and alumni engagement. The Data Team provides accurate, timely data and technology solutions to empower Advancement to make data-driven decisions. 

Please contact Edwin Fincher, Director of University Advancement Data Services, with any questions.