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Corporate and Foundation Relations

Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) at CWU facilitates engagement with and investment from corporations and foundation to advance teaching, learning and research priorities.

CFR assists organizations in assessing opportunities for collaboration with the University and investment in our people and programs. CFR creates a bridge for partnerships with the University, while acting as a one-stop resource for corporations and foundations in need of knowledgeable faculty and staff, talented students, high-tech facilities, and opportunities for philanthropic support of activities that make a difference.

CFR staff is uniquely positioned to work with you and your partners to forge mutually beneficial collaborations that harness the innovation and creativity of the University’s outstanding faculty and students.

In-kind gifts of equipment and software: Donations of needed equipment, supplies and software, and subscriptions can provide significant benefits to the University's academic and service programs.

Support for student scholarships and faculty chairs: Support for student scholarships and faculty chairs strengthens the University's ability to offer access regardless of financial need-and thereby raise its academic standards-and is an ideal way to connect with some of the best undergraduate and graduate students and top faculty experts in the country.

Support for buildings and laboratories: Support of this kind enables the University to strengthen and advance a vital infrastructure. Companies that want to make permanent and highly visible contributions to the University can consider unique naming opportunities for classrooms, labs, academic centers, or separate campus buildings. The University publicly acknowledges major donations of capital support through dedications.

Matching gift programs: These programs help alumni employees leverage their support for the University through restricted or unrestricted gifts. The University receives matching gifts from hundreds of corporations every year.

Recruiting relationships: The University has several means of assisting businesses who wish to gain access to CWU current and graduating students.



Corporate & Foundation Relations
CWU University Advancement  |  400 E. University Way, MS-7507  |  Ellensburg, WA  98926

Ms. Shawn Lowney
Director of Community and Corporate Relations
Central Washington University  |  120 228th Ave NE  |  Sammamish, WA 98074
office phone (509) 963-3628  |  mobile (360) 434-5415

Office hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and available by appointment upon request.

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