Corporate and Foundation Relations

The mission of the Corporate and Foundation Relations Office at Fontbonne University is to serve the university by building and sustaining relationships between the university and companies and private foundations. The corporate and foundation relations officer works with Fontbonne University leadership, faculty, staff and students to raise funds and develop opportunities and partnerships to advance the mission of Fontbonne University.

Engagement and Collaboration Opportunities

There are many opportunities for Corporations and Foundations to partner with Fontbonne University. If you are interested in learning more about the opportunities listed below, please contact the Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer.

  • Strategic Philanthropy

    Philanthropy is the perfect way for a corporation to align corporate strategy with mission and values. Fontbonne University has a variety of opportunities and will work with you to determine the best investment for your organization.

    • Naming Opportunities
    • Sponsorship
    • Scholarships
    • Professorships
    • Capital Investments
  • Recruitment

    Nearly 80 percent of Fontbonne alumni stay and work in the St. Louis area. The Corporate and Foundation Relations Office can connect you on campus to the right individuals to discuss internships, career fairs and special recruitment opportunities.

    • Internships
    • Career Fairs
    • Special Recruitment activities or events
  • On-Campus Speaking Engagements

    We want you to visit our campus, and get to know our students, staff and faculty. Please contact our office if you have expertise that will enhance the learning experience for students or if your company is interested in being connected to a specific department to learn about speaking engagements.

  • Corporate Sponsorship

    Fontbonne is always seeking corporate sponsors. Becoming a sponsor is a wonderful opportunity to gain visibility and support programs and initiatives across campus.

    • Athletics
    • Student Groups
    • Special Events, Conferences or Seminars
    • Award Programs and Competitions
    • Mentorship Programs
    • Fontbonne Community Connection
  • Professional Development and Graduate Admissions

    If there are opportunities for your organization to engage employees by offering professional development opportunities, Fontbonne has a lot to offer. Let us connect you with the Office of Corporate Academic Services. You will learn about the undergraduate, graduate and certificate program offerings we have on campus.

  • Board Membership

    Fontbonne is seeking enthusiastic individuals who understand the value of time, talent and treasure. If you are interested in participating on a board on campus, we can provide you all the details you need to see if there is a great fit.

    • Board of Trustees
    • Council of Regents
    • Athletics Board
    • Academic Advisory Boards
  • In-Kind Goods and Services

    In-kind services add significant value to the Fontbonne community. Please contact our office to learn about what is needed, and the value you can provide to Fontbonne, while still gaining the benefit of charitable tax donation with a gift in-kind.

    • Public Relations
    • Promotional items
    • Consulting Services
  • Support for the Arts

    If you have a passion for the arts, please contact us to learn about how to support the Mustard Seed Theatre and Fine Arts program.

  • Expertise and Academic Counsel

    Our faculty and leadership seek opportunities to connect with industry to gain expertise. We are interested in speaking with you about ways we can collaborate and enhance the learning experience for Fontbonne students

Contact Us

Please contact Heather Rich, associate vice president of Advancement, with any questions, or to schedule an appointment.

Heather Rich
Associate Vice President of Advancement
314-719-3604 |
6800 Wydown Blvd., Advancement, Ryan Hall 204A, St. Louis, Mo. 63105