The purpose of the Division of Institutional Advancement is to articulate, facilitate and encourage financial and other support for the maintenance and enhancement of the College’s capacity to fulfill its mission of teaching and public service.
The programs of Institutional Advancement support the College’s mission and strategic goals by utilizing the highest ethical and professional standards and best practices to achieve the greatest level of financial support and visibility for Morris Brown College. Specifically, the Division is responsible for securing financial and in-kind support from all private and public sources including corporations, foundations, individuals, state and federal governments. The staff of Institutional Advancement conducts comprehensive research on potential donors and plans and implements cultivation and solicitation activities in support of the College's ongoing operational needs.
The Division of Institutional advancement consists of four distinct departments working together under the direction of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement. These departments and their areas of responsibilities are outlined below.
- The Office of Alumni Affairs/Relations:
The office serves alumni and the College. It exists to support and to provide diverse and quality programming opportunities for alumni to engage in lifetime service to the College in its efforts to obtain financial support and student recruitment. The office does not serve as the official alumni association but provides limited assistance in keeping alumni consistently engaged in serving their alma mater.
The office provides leadership for the Pre-Alumni Council and the Parent’s Association. Additionally, the office identifies and promotes the Alumni Celebrity Annual Roundup.
- The Office of College Relations:
The office consults on and produces marking materials, creating a common public “face” and consistent “voice” for the College. The staff coordinates and manages special events, including donor events, and special college events such as: Commencement, Founders Day, The President’s Lecture Series, etc. The staff works closely with the Public Relations Officer and provides marketing services as needed. In addition, the office recruits and manages all volunteers for the Division of Institutional Advancement.
- The Office of Development:
The office team handles all aspects of private philanthropic, corporate and foundation support including but not limited to: fundraising, researching and writing of grants, gift processing, prospect research, donor database management and endowment compliance.
The Corporate Roundtable is one of the advisory groups under
- Office of Special Events:
The staff supports the Vice President of Institutional Advancement in the review and implementation of special events, primarily fundraising events, that undergirds the College’s mission and programmatic thrusts. Such events include bur are not limited to: (a) Morris Brown College On the Road; and (b) the Faith-based initiative, Morris Brown College Sunday of Hope.
The Division of Institutional Advancement is located on the second floor of the Administration Building.
The office is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment.
Dr. Jacqueline Pollard, Vice President
Todd Blackburn, Director of Alumni Affairs
Director of College Relations (Vacant)
Director of Development (Vacant)
Special Events Coordinator (Vacant)
Assistant to the Vice President/Office Manager (Vacant)
Administrative Assistant (Vacant)
Data Input/Prospect Research Assistant (Vacant)