Identify charitable funders and potential collaborations within UK


Tailor project ideas for donors' funding interests


Cultivate relationships and contact foundation and corporate representatives

Review & edit

Review & Edit proposals


Navigate internal and external policies


Coordinate with the colleges and other internal offices for limited submissions, charitable grants, and gifts


Facilitate gift closure


Steward donors


Alaine E. Reschke-Hernández, PhD, MT-BC

“The Foundation and Corporate Philanthropy team does so many things behind the scenes to facilitate success. They helped Dr. Allison Gibson and I navigate a huge, complex proposal. They provided honest constructive feedback that helped us focus our proposal, kept us on a timeline with concrete tasks, and ensured all our materials were polished by the submission date. Instead of feeling completely overwhelmed, it was a smooth, positive experience. They are also just genuinely great people to work with. I cannot express how much their support helped us submit a winning proposal!”

Alaine E. Reschke-Hernández, PhD, MT-BC
Assistant Professor of Music Therapy, College of Fine Arts
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center REC Scholar
Director, Interdiciplinary Music, Affect, and coGNition (IMAGN) Lab

Dean Rudolph Buchheit, PhD

“FCP has been a great ally as we have pivoted towards engagement with corporate partners. They have helped us refine our messaging for this discriminating audience and through that have amplified our ability to make and grow meaningful relationships. With each new success we see more ways that FCP can help us grow our engagement with business and industry.”

Rudolph Buchheit, PhD
Dean, College of Engineering

Chad Risko, PhD

“FCP played an instrumental role in our efforts to secure the Beckman Scholars Program for UK. From communicating with the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation to working with campus partners to gather requisite information for the proposal and consulting on proposal content, FCP is a significant reason behind our success. We look forward to building our relationship with FCP as we continue to seek to engage external partners to increase opportunities to support undergraduate research and creative work at UK.”

Chad Risko, PhD
Associate Professor of Chemistry & Faculty Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research

Pat Kitzman, PT, PhD

“Our interactions with FCP have been crucial to the growth of our work, especially our new Toys with a Purpose program. FCP supported us through locating potential funding sources as well as reviewing proposals and assisting in compiling needed documentation for submission. These interactions have not only allowed us to obtain the funding to establish our program, but also to grow it at a rate we would not have otherwise been able to.”

Pat Kitzman, PT, PhD
Professor, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program


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