Corporate & Foundation Relations

Cultivating lasting support and collaborations

Mutually successful partnerships are vital for advancing UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial’s goals, values and mission of providing the highest quality of patient care, pioneering research, scholarship excellence, and public service. The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) represents the UMass community with the goal of building and fostering these mutually-advancing relationships and alliances with local, national and international partners in order to further investigator research, practitioners to provide the best patient care and increase public engagement. We work with administrators, faculty and development to provide expertise, services and tools to successfully connect UMMS/UMMHC with the corporate and foundation community.

What we provide

For Corporations and Foundations

For companies and foundations seeking to engage with the UMass community, our office provides guidance on UMass Medical programs, facilitates new relationships, and coordinates existing partnerships. We are dedicated to our philanthropic partners and work to maximize our alliance through strategic development with our practitioners, faculty, researchers and students to ensure that our partners meet their recruiting, research and philanthropic objectives.

For the UMass Community

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations staff work to align private funding with campus priorities and promote funding opportunities to faculty. We strive to establish and maintain partnerships with our corporate and foundation funders through effective cultivation, solicitation and stewardship/follow-up. We help to identify and develop shared interests between departments with potential projects and outside funding sources and provide services to foster the cultivation and solicitation of these funding sources. From early project development to facilitation of site visits, our staff members are dedicated to providing professional service through all stages of the proposal process. We look forward to assisting you fulfill your project goals.