About the University of Iowa Center for Advancement


Creating opportunities for everyone to stay engaged is at the core of the university's commitment to advancement. Advancement encompasses all that our alumni and friends do to strengthen the University of Iowa.
Our mission is to advance the University of Iowa through engagement and philanthropy. The UI Center for Advancement was formed by joining the UI Alumni Association and the UI Foundation to better serve our alumni and friends in the state and the region, throughout the country, and around the world.
We are committed to engaging everyone who loves the University of Iowa—alumni, fans, patients, art lovers, students, parents, and friends—through programming, events, and opportunities to give back.
A nonprofit IRC Sec. 501(c)(3) organization, the UI Center for Advancement is an independent organization and the preferred channel for private contributions that benefit all areas of the University of Iowa. Located in the Levitt Center for University Advancement, we are governed by a volunteer board of directors that elects our officers and appoints our leadership. Our work is also guided by our volunteer Alumni Leadership Council, which serves as the university’s alumni advisory body and includes alumni representing areas across campus.
The University of Iowa Center for Advancement is an operational name for the State University of Iowa Foundation.

UI Center for Advancement Mission
Our mission is to advance the University of Iowa through engagement and philanthropy.

UI Center for Advancement Vision

Engage. Inspire. Advance Iowa.


UI Center for Advancement Core Values
Aspire: We aspire to make the greatest possible impact on the University of Iowa.
Serve: We are committed to exceeding the expectations of everyone we serve.
Lead: We uphold the highest level of integrity and ethical behavior.
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