About Us

The Division of University Advancement at Bowling Green State University works diligently to foster alumni and constituent engagement, champion a culture of philanthropy among all Falcons and facilitate BGSU’s vision of becoming a premier learning community. It does this by:

  • Promoting meaningful involvement with BGSU for its alumni and constituents;

  • Securing funding for University initiatives;

  • Supporting the enrollment of capable, engaged and diverse students;

  • Increasing local, state, national and international awareness of the University;

  • Advancing BGSU’s mission to be a public institution to serve the public good. 

With a goal of securing $200 million in private support by December 2020, University Advancement is committed to the successful completion of the Changing Lives for the World comprehensive campaign. This initiative supports every area across campus, including student scholarships and fellowships; professorships, chairs and leadership positions; capital projects; and units and programs while positioning BGSU and our students for future success.

University Advancement focuses areas:

  • Alumni Engagement - Providing graduates with programs, activities and services that encourage personal and professional growth while creating opportunities to connect with BGSU and fellow alumni. The Alumni Association serves as an advisory and ambassadorial group in support of closer engagement and relationships with the University. 

  • Philanthropic Fundraising - Offering information and inspiration regarding current-use and endowment priorities to alumni, friends, corporations and foundations, students, faculty and staff to assist them in achieving their philanthropic goals while advancing the mission of the University. The BGSU Foundation, Inc. serves as a steward of the funds entrusted to the University, utilizing resources, while investing responsibly and ethically, so that donors may ultimately witness the results and impact of their philanthropy.