Institutional Advancement

Institutional Advancement

Buckley-Mitchell Building | 4301 Broadway, CPO 309 | 210.829.6012

Vice President: Sr. Kathleen Coughlin
Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving: Alex CastaƱeda
Campaign Coordinator: Lynn Davis-Johnson
Administrative Assistant to the V.P.: Roslyn Grimes

Phone: (210) 829-6012
Fax: (210) 829-2760

The Division of Institutional Advancement at Incarnate Word coordinates and manages all fund-raising activities to provide support for the University’s capital projects, special programs, and the endowment. In this endeavor, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement is assisted by the Alumni Relations and Planned Giving Office’s, the Development Office, and the Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations Office.

Professional staff in the Division of Institutional Advancement work closely with the University Development Board, a voluntary group of 50 business and community leaders who assist UIW with fund-raising programs and special events.

Institutional Advancement Offices provide direction for all campus-sponsored and fund-raising projects. Student organizations are strongly encouraged to contact the Vice President of Institutional Advancement for advice and guidance.

Department of Alumni and Parent Relations

McCracken House | 4301 Broadway, CPO 298 | 210.829.6014

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Director of Alumni & Parent Relations: Dr. Lisa McNary
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations: Steve Hemphill
Assistant Director of Parent Relations:  Noelle Butler-Lightner
Office Manager: Gladys Delgado

Phone:  (210) 829-6014
Fax:  (210) 829-3952

The purpose of the Department of Alumni & Parent Relations is to promote the University of the Incarnate Word, to deepen the loyalty of alumni and parents, and to encourage a mutually beneficial relationship between the institution and its constituents. The department also maintains alumni records for more than 29,000 graduates and former students of the University of the Incarnate Word. Membership is automatically granted to all bachelors, masters, and doctoral graduates of UIW.

The department plans activities, to include Homecoming that will attract more alumni and families from various class years to improve their relationship with the University. It also identifies cities and affinity groups that would benefit from alumni networking activities and aids in prospective UIW student recruitment.

The department also creates a link between our institution and the parents/families of current students. This type of inclusion establishes good will and connection to the University.  In addition, the department encourages parents to serve as resource tools for assisting with recruitment and public relations, volunteers for University events, and career advisors for current students.


McCracken House | 4301 Broadway, CPO 317 | 210.829.6013

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Director: Rosie Garcia
Development Officer: Ana Bribiesca
Records and Gifts Coordinator: Marcos Contreras
Coordinator of Phonathon: Patrick Greener
Advancement Services Data Coordinator: Ralph Flanigan
Prospect Researcher: Dick McCracken, AD 57, CPO 381
Office Manager: Sylvia Kutchenreuter

Phone: (210) 829-6013
Fax: (210) 829-3952

The Development Office is responsible for conducting fund-raising campaigns and special events to support the Annual Fund for University of the Incarnate Word.

Monies raised through the Annual Fund help to make up the difference between student tuition (which covers approximately 68%) and the total cost of education at Incarnate Word. The Annual Fund provides monetary support for student scholarships, academic divisions, library and computer resources, academic and student services, and campus ministry and counseling programs. The Associates Campaign (for gifts of $1,000 or more) is a major program of the Annual Fund.

Another annual event, the Swing-In Golf Tournament and Auction Dinner, also supports scholarships as well as athletic programs and equipment. The Development Office also coordinates the Annual Employee Campaign at Incarnate Word and pursues funding for endowed student scholarships and endowed professorial chairs.

Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations Office

Buckley-Mitchell Bldg. | 4301 Broadway, CPO 127 | 210.829.3971

Visit the Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations Office Web Site

Director: Jon Gillespie
Associate Director: Armando Saliba 
Admin. Assistant/Researcher: Terri Galvin

Phone: (210) 829-6077
Fax: (210) 829-2760

This office is responsible for cultivating donor relationships with corporations -- local, national and multinational -- as well as philanthropic foundations and the federal, state and local governments. It conducts research to determine what opportunities for funding are available from sources, and submits proposals and applications accordingly. The office is not only reactive, assisting faculty, staff and administrators in developing and preparing proposals, but it is also proactive, initiating projects and programs and writing the proposals to seek funding for them.

The Office of Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations currently is pursuing funding for a variety of projects and programs at UIW, including renovation and expansion of the Fine Arts Center and Student Engagement Center, development of the new School of Osteopathic Medicine, and faculty-driven initiatives in student leadership, intercultural arts and theater, the sciences, the health professions, and business.

Planned Giving Office

Buckley-Mitchell Bldg. | 4301 Broadway, CPO 309 | 210.829.6071

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Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving:  Alex CastaƱeda

Phone: (210) 829-6071
Fax: (210) 829-2760

The Planned Giving Office helps donors make a gift to UIW both now and in the future through various giving options that can bring immediate and deferred tax advantages to the donor and their heirs while also having a meaningful impact on UIW.  Typical planned gifts include will bequests, charitable gift annuities, and life income gifts.  The Planned Giving Office has a wide variety of brochures on planned giving topics and can assist the donor and advisors in determining the appropriateness of a gift.
Those individuals who make a planned gift to UIW become members of the prestigious Verbum Society.  “Verbum” is Latin for “Word,” and symbolic of the University’s continuing mission of providing a quality education within the context of faith.  The Verbum Society is instrumental in providing educational opportunities for UIW students, faculty, and the local community. 
For more information on how to make a gift in perpetuity to UIW, the Verbum Society, or your giving options, please click here.

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