Advancement Operations supports the mission, goals and efforts of University Development, Alumni Affairs, Constituent Relations, Community Affairs and University Communications. We are the thought leaders for automation and technology integration for the Division of University Advancement.

University Advancement Operations is also home to Business Services, Data Services, Donor Relations, Gift Processing and Prospect Strategy and Research.

donor relations

The Office of Donor Relations at UNC Charlotte serves as a central resource in ensuring that all gifts to the University are properly acknowledged and stewarded and that all donors experience high-quality interaction with the University that fosters long-term engagement and investment.

Please contact Alyssa Kasko, Donor Relations Specialist, with any questions.

gift and Record Management

The office of Gift and Record Management comprises two areas: gift processing and record management. Gift processing is responsible for booking all gifts and pledges to the UNC Charlotte Foundation in accordance with IRS guidelines and CASE standards. The record management area maintains constituent data for alumni, donors, parents and friends of the University.

Please contact gift processing with any questions at giftprocessing-group@charlotte.edu. For any alumni data management questions please contact Director of Gift and Record Management, Jessica Yesgosh.

Prospect Strategy and Research

Prospect Strategy and Research is the strategic arm of the University’s Advancement Division and the UNC Charlotte Foundation. PSR works with gift officers to help identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors to the University, manage relationships between the University and its donors and assists in the planning as well as the execution of major fundraising initiatives.

Please contact Emily Hinz, Director of Prospect Strategy and Research, with any questions.

Business Office

The UA Business office handles all the oversight of the business side of the division of University Advancement. It handles the financial side along with the personnel, building management, process, and internal project management.

Please contact Cleo Widmaier, Divisional Business Officer, with any questions.

advancement reporting

Advancement Reporting builds, publishes and maintains portals and custom reports to enrich fundraising, events, and alumni engagement. The Reporting Team provides accurate, timely data and technology solutions to empower Advancement to make data-driven decisions.

Please contact Edwin Fincher, Director of Advancement Reporting, with any questions.