Office of University Development

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    Office of University Development
    860 W. Lincoln Avenue
    Eastern Illinois University
    Charleston, IL 61920
    Phone: 581-3313

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Office of University Development

The Office of University Development is responsible for facilitating charitable gifts to Eastern Illinois University and serves as the official point-of-contact on campus with Eastern alumni, university friends and community members.

The Office of University Development places significant concentration on identifying, cultivating and soliciting major and planned gifts: participating in alumni and donor activities for purposes of relationship building, cultivation and stewardship; drafting proposals and meeting with individuals and corporate donors for cultivation and solicitation purposes.

The Office of University Development spearheads University-approved capital campaigns working closely with University administration, campus philanthropy officers and the EIU Foundation.