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. 

On December 31, 2020, BGSU successfully concluded the largest comprehensive fundraising endeavor in its history raising more than a quarter of a billion dollars in philanthropic support during the Changing Lives for the World Campaign. The campaign has impacted every area of the University with donor commitments benefiting four campaign priorities: scholarships, fellowships and student support; colleges, units and programs; campus master plan and facilities; and professorships, chairs and faculty support. The Changing Lives for the World Campaign positions BGSU for its next chapter - one that will generate opportunities to create public good and move the University forward.

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.