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The role of the Advancement Office in supporting the College mission is to build and strengthen relationships with alumni, communicating the needs and achievements of the College so that they can make their most meaningful contributions.   These contributions may be in the form of expertise, ideas, insights, guidance of current students or young alumni, leadership, time, or money, and the relationships they reflect should be mutually beneficial and satisfying.  The Advancement Office supplements this work with outreach to and relationship-building with parents, community, foundations, and other friends and donors.  



Engage many alumni, parents, and students in the College in strategic and meaningful ways through their time, treasures, and talents. [Alumni and Parent Engagement ]

Engage with leadership donors to advance the strategic priorities of the College [Individual Giving]

Discover, develop, and distribute information and data that enables Advancement and College leadership to prioritize, strategize, and efficiently engage constituents who can support the College in its mission [Research]

Provide data infrastructure, management and analysis to support advancement activities [Advancement Systems]

Connect Swarthmore College and its faculty with government agencies, philanthropic institutions, and corporations that have a shared interest in the research, programs, or goals of individual faculty members [Sponsored Programs]

Foster collaboration with foundations, corporations, and other external organizations that can help meet broad institutional goals through grant funding [Institutional Relations]

Maintain alumni biographical information and other donor records that will help support Advancement work [Alumni and Gift Records]