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Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) builds relationships with corporations and foundations to secure philanthropic financial resources and meaningful partnerships for the University of Hartford’s institutional goals and priorities. CFR is part of the Office of Institutional Advancement’s overall advancement mission. We work to match the University of Hartford’s strengths and needs with corporations and foundations by identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding potential partners. Involvement with the University allows our corporate and foundation partners to gain visibility on campus as employers, community advocates, and participants in innovative experiential and community-based learning opportunities for our students.

Supporting Faculty, Administrators, and Staff

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations serves as a liaison between the University of Hartford and our corporate and foundation partners. We will work with you to identify potential charitable donors for an approved project or program, research the funding interests and giving histories of potential corporate and/or foundation partners that have already been identified, and help cultivate and solicit corporate and foundation donors. We can assist in reviewing and editing proposal materials as well as gathering support materials required for grant submissions. More information about how we can help faculty and staff can be found here.

Engaging Corporations and Foundations

We invite corporations and foundations to partner with us by becoming involved in the University of Hartford’s diverse academic and cultural experiences. Please contact us if you are a corporate or foundation donor who would like to learn more about partnering with the University of Hartford. We are available to assist potential partners with more information about funding opportunities.

Matching Gifts

If you are a corporation interested in learning more about our matching gift program, or you are an individual interested in requesting a matching gift form for your employer, please contact Christine Adams, senior director of advancement services, at 860.768.2407 or

Recruitment and Internships

Our Career Services office works to connect potential employers with high-quality University of Hartford students and alumni. If you are interested in posting a job or internship, or would like to hold on-campus recruiting sessions, please visit Career Services for more details.

Additional Funding Resources

The Office of Sponsored Research (OSP) is the initial point of contact for faculty and staff seeking grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts to support research and scholarship. It is the lead office on campus for proposal development in the public sector and managing federal and state post-award compliance issues.

Not Sure Which Office You Need?

Please visit the External Funding page for guidance about the relationship between the two offices and information to help you make an initial contact.


For more information or to talk about a possible funding opportunity, please contact Keeley Patrick, interim corporate and foundation relations associate, at or