Annual Giving Office
The Annual Giving office (AG) is charged with raising unrestricted support for University of Arizona colleges, schools and health science centers of excellence. Annual gifts are solicited via direct mail programs, the Telephone Outreach Program (TOP), Matching Gifts and personal solicitations. The mission of the AG is to build broad-based, annual philanthropic support for The University of Arizona by maintaining regular contact with more than 250,000 alumni, parents, faculty, staff, friends and students every year.
The AG is responsible for supporting and delivering programs that will encourage annual renewable gifts across the institution. All stakeholders should have an opportunity to give, in a forum of comfort, to the institution in a seamless manner.
We are committed to developing a comprehensive Annual Giving operation that will renew donors, reactivate lapsed donors and acquire new donors to The University of Arizona.
- Offer every donor from the previous year an opportunity to give this year.
- Build the habit of giving on an annual basis
- Reactivate past donors who did not give last year
- Encourage consistency in giving habits
- Offer opportunities for those who have never given to make a gift
- Educate students and young alumni about the impact of philanthropy on the institution and their education
Annual Giving Staff
Director of Annual Giving
Associate Director of Annual Giving
Jesus 'Moose' Contreras
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Mackenzie A. Visser
Program Center Manager, Ruffalo Cody Telephone Outreach Program
Telephone Outreach Program (TOP)
Beginning July 1, 2010 the Telephone Outreach Program will be managed by Ruffalo Cody as part of their Masters program. With numerous clients across the country Ruffalo Cody brings the knowledge and experience to build upon the success of the program. TOP will continue to employ 80 UA students to connect with UA alumni, parents, friends and students to update records, inform them of University news and provide an opportunity to support the program of their choice with a philanthropic gift.
In existence since 1998, TOP connects with thousands of individuals each year, raising funds and enhancing relationships between the University and its stakeholders.
Direct Mail Program
The AG direct mail program provides UA Alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends with a reliable medium to maintain a relationship with the University as well as a regular opportunity to support the financial health of the institution.
Over the last 5 years the direct mail program has generated more than $1.3M in gifts from more than 16,000 donors.
Faculty, Staff and Appointed Professionals appeal (UA Cares)
UA Cares offers University of Arizona faculty, staff and appointed professionals an opportunity to support the philanthropic needs of the institution.
Matching Gift Benefit
Last year, the University received more than $400,000 in matching gifts thanks to the great effort of many alumni, parents and friends. Many companies match gifts from spouses and retirees. We encourage you to check below, or with your human resource or personnel department to find out if your company offers this benefit.
If your employer offers this benefit we are happy to work with you to make sure you receive it. Call us at 888-285-3412 with any questions. If you have your form and have filled it out, you can send it to:
The University of Arizona Foundation
1111 N. Cherry Ave.
PO Box 210109
Tucson, AZ 85721-0109
Use our convenient matching gift search engine to see if your company matches gifts. Click and follow the simple instructions.
The AG offers ancillary programs that will provide stakeholders with numerous opportunities to develop and continue their relationship with The University of Arizona. These programs include:
- Student Giving
- Young Alumni
- Internet Communications
- First Gift recognition
The UA Foundation stopped sending complementary address labels 2 years ago. Address labels are still available upon request. Requests are processed in July and December.
Luggage tags are available upon request. If you need your first tag, if you have changed jobs or if you just received a promotion just send your business card to:
Annual Giving Luggage TagsLuggage tag requests are processed within one week of receipt.
111 North Cherry Avenue
Tucson AZ 85721-0109