Major gifts are highly curated and part of a long-term relationship with prospects, major gifts officers, and faculty or projects. Advancement puts resources toward cultivating and asking for major gifts from stakeholders in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

The Major Gifts Officers engaged department chairs, administrators and other department staff in their efforts to make sure each prospect has a meaningful relationship with the College and its departments, centers or programs. 

Endowment

Endowments are permanent gifts to the University are invested in the UW Consolidated Endowed Fund (CEF). They help fund Unviersity activities forever. Endowments are used to support students, faculty, and programs in accordance with each individual endowment agreement. The agreements are created via centrally approved templates and their purpose may be very specific. Agreements are legally binding, once signed. 

Current-Use Fund

Term and Current-Use Funds are multi-year commitments from donors who wish to support a specific purpose, generally set for a number of years. These funds can be used to support students, faculty, and programs in accordance with each individual agreement. Term and Current-Use Fund agreements are legally binding documents, once signed. 

Stewardship

Major gift stewardship builds trust with donors and creates the opportunity for future giving. Donors need three things from us in order to continue their support. A prompt, meaningful acknowledgement of their gifts, reassurance that their gifts in being used for the prupose intended, and a report on what happened with their last gift before being asked to give again. 

Stewardship of endowments varies based on the type of fund. 

Major Gifts Officers by Department, Center, or Program

Arts & Humanities Kara Hefley, Director of Advancement
Arts Stephanie Kornfeld, Associate Director of Advancement
Humanities Molly Purrington, Senior Associate Director of Advancement
Burke Museum Anna O'Donnell, Director of Development
Henry Art Gallery Jill Leininger, Deputy Director of External Relations
UW World Series Cristi Benefield, Director of Philanthropy
Natural Sciences Ric Thomas, Director of Advancement
Applied Math Malik Davis, Associate Director of Advancement
Astronomy Malik Davis, Associate Director of Advancement
Biology Greenhouse Jenny Poast, Associate Director of Advancement
Chemistry Alexandra Haslam, Associate Director of Advancement
ILABS Julie Koo, Associate Director of Advancement
Life Science Complex Jenny Poast, Associate Director of Advancement
Mathematics Alexandra Haslam, Associate Director of Advancement
Physics Alexandra Haslam, Associate Director of Advancement
Psychology Alexandra Haslam, Associate Director of Advancement
Speech and Hearing Sciences Malik Davis, Associate Director of Advancement
Statistics Malik Davis, Associate Director of Advancement
Social Sciences Jennifer Aydelott, Director of Advancement
American Ethnics Studies Nick Peyton, Associate Director of Advancement
American Indian Studies Nick Peyton, Associate Director of Advancement
Anthropology Nick Peyton, Associate Director of Advancement
Communications Nick Peyton, Associate Director of Advancement
Economics Megan Lynn, Associate Director of Advancement
Gender, Women & Sexualitiy Studies Megan Lynn, Associate Director of Advancement
Geography Nick Peyton, Associate Director of Advancement
History Nick Peyton, Associate Director of Advancement
Jackson School of International Studies Kate Killpack, Associate Director of Advancement
Law, Societies & Justice Megan Lynn, Associate Director of Advancement
Philosophy Megan Lynn, Associate Director of Advancement
Political Science Megan Lynn, Associate Director of Advancement
Sociology Megan Lynn, Associate Director of Advancement
Women's Studies Megan Lynn, Associate Director of Advancement