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Corporate and Foundation Relations

The Corporate and Foundation Relations Office at Western New England University engages with local and national corporations and foundations to advance the University’s strategic goals while also serving the aims of our partners. This office is committed to supporting institutional priorities—including increasing financial aid, expanding student services and programs, and enhancing campus facilities—by initiating, coordinating, and stewarding relationships that play a principal role in advancing the mission of Western New England University. 

Faculty Resource

The University’s Corporate and Foundation Relations Office is the initial point of contact for faculty and staff seeking external funding from corporate and foundation sources. We are the lead office on campus for all proposals, including proposal development and pre- and post-award management of all grants.

External University Partners

Corporate and foundation partnerships are critical to helping Western New England University advance its mission and meet its strategic priorities. From philanthropic engagement to recruiting and educational opportunities, corporate partners are key to the success of the Western New England community. Foundation support has further advanced the University’s mission, while also serving the various philanthropic aims of our foundation benefactors.

Internal Funding Needs

If you are a faculty member seeking corporate or foundation support, please review the University’s “Policy, Practice and Guidelines” below, and contact Matt VanHeynigen in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations to obtain the University’s approved budget template form. All Western New England University requests for external support require the internal review of your project budget, which must be prepared in advance of the submission deadline using the University’s approved budget template form.
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  • Corporate Partners Support the College of Pharmacy

    Walgreens, Rite Aid, and CVS all support scholarships at the Western New England University College of Pharmacy. Without these partnerships and contributions, student would not be able to afford this professional program or engage in the experiential learning opportunities provided.