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Office of University Advancement

The Office of University Advancement exists to help alumni and friends to make informed and careful decisions about how gifts to the University can make a difference. Throughout the years, the University has been the recipient of much generosity, and we are thankful to all those who support us. Gifts to Mount Union ensure continued academic development and success. The generosity of our alumni and friends benefit the students, the community of which we are all a part, and the donor.

Gifts deliver an immediate impact to the University through the Mount Union Fund, Leadership Giving, or Foundation Giving and the future through Planned Giving. The foundation these gifts provide exemplifies the solid base on which Mount Union was founded over 150 years ago.

Offices and Services

  1. Alumni Engagement

    The goal of the Office of Alumni Engagement is to provide programming, events, social media opportunities, and campus information to engage alumni and friends with the institution. The campus community is also invited to enjoy discounts and perks offered by the office and attend alumni events.

    The Office of Alumni Engagement also oversees the Parents and Families Association and M Club. We collaborate with departments across campus to execute several University activities including Matriculation Convocation, the Physician Assistant Studies White Coat Ceremony and Graduation Celebration, the Physical Therapy White Coat Ceremony, the Nursing White Coat Ceremony, SCHOLAR Day, Schooler Lecture and Dinner, senior class activities, and the Commencement ceremony.

    The Office of Alumni Engagement is a resource for the campus by providing information, promoting activities, or reaching out to alumni on their behalf for involvement. When an invitation is sent to alumni to return to campus to speak to a class or organization or for other activities, we request that a quick notification of that activity is submitted so we may record their engagement. Faculty and staff have also been invited to speak or participate with events hosted by our office.



    Great Teacher Award


  2. Mount Union Fund

    Your generous gift to The Mount Union Fund supports student scholarships and financial aid, technology enhancements, faculty training, study abroad experiences, co-curricular activities, and other critical needs as they arise. Your gift every year makes a difference every day in the lives of current and future Mount Union students.

    The Mount Union Fund

  3. Major Gifts

    Major gifts are transformative commitments from Mount Union’s alumni and friends that can make a lasting impact at the university. These gifts can support scholarships, academic programs, campus facilities, and more. Donors who are considering a major gift should contact the advancement office. Mount Union’s gift officers will assist in fulfilling their philanthropic goals while supporting significant university initiatives.


    Special Projects

  4. Planned Giving

    A planned (or deferred) gift is arranged during one’s lifetime but benefits Mount Union at a future date. Planned giving can provide several advantages, such as immediate tax benefits, an income stream, or lower estate taxes. There is also the personal satisfaction of making and celebrating a substantial gift during one’s lifetime.

    Types of planned gifts include will bequests, charitable trusts, life insurance, retirement assets and charitable gift annuities. With a planned gift, a donor can create their legacy while furthering Mount Union’s mission of preparing students for fulfilling lives, meaningful work, and responsible citizenship.

    Planned Giving