Foundation Relations

Building Partnerships

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Katie Shevlin
Director of Foundation Relations
(434) 924-4159

Marc Mazique
Development Associate
(434) 924-4670

What We Do

The Foundation Relations team is working to maximize foundation support for the University by building internal and external networks and leveraging strategic opportunities.

  • Identify and cultivate foundation prospects for schools and initiatives across Grounds
  • Draft, edit, or advise on proposal and report preparation to meet foundation-specific guidelines
  • Provide background research and strategy advice around foundation funders
  • Pro-actively disseminate RFP and other funding information across Grounds
  • Coordinate both site-specific and on-Grounds visits for key foundation decision-makers