The Office of Institutional Advancement and Development commits to:

Value internal and external relationships

Build tradition and pride in the institution

Preserve the University’s Episcopal Church identity

The Office of Institutional Advancement is responsible for the growth of the university and long-term relationships with alumni, corporations and other constituencies of Saint Augustine’s University. Institutional Advancement assumes responsibility for gifts and grants, alumni affairs, sponsored programs, community development, marketing and communications.

MISSION

Institutional Advancement seeks to advance public understanding, build and strengthen lifelong relationships, and enhance philanthropy in support of Saint Augustine’s University.

DEPARTMENTS

Alumni Affairs →

Church Relations 

Community Development Corporation 

Corporate and Foundation Relations 

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:

Fundraising/Special Events
Celebration is the heart of every community. The Office of Institutional Advancement and Development assists to administer a select number of special events for faculty and staff, awards and grants, fundraising drives, and University programs. The goal of the office is to cultivate donors who support its mission and are willing to engage at a level of support for a project or initiative that is the most strategic for the University.

Church Relations
The university was founded through an outgrowth of Christian missionary work. Saint Augustine’s University values the founding spiritual heritage of the Episcopal Church. Our church relations exist to strengthen the historic spiritual ties between the university and The Episcopal Church.

Annual Fund
The Office of Institutional Advancement and Development is responsible for an appeal twice per year to Saint Augustine’s University Alumni.

Corporate and Foundation Relations
Corporate and Foundation Relations identifies, cultivates, coordinates, and stewards relationships with foundations, corporations, and governmental agencies to secure financial support for institutional initiatives consistent with the University’s mission and priorities. Partnerships with corporations and foundations play an important role in supporting and advancing the University’s mission of teaching, research and service.

Annual Faculty and Staff Campaign
This campaign is a fundraising effort that allows the employees of SAU, to make a gift to the area of their choice at the University. Historically our faculty and staff giving has been at 100%.

Learn more here →

GREAT THINGS HAPPEN WHEN YOU GIVE

We’re stronger together.

Learn how you can support SAU and the next generation of global leaders by becoming a sponsor. Contact Candice Murray at crmurray@st-aug.edu

STAFF

Dr. Steven E. Hairston

Dr. Steven E. Hairston

Vice President for Institutional Advancement & Development
Rev. Charles L. Fischer III

Rev. Charles L. Fischer III

Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement & Development
Candice Murray

Candice Murray

Director of Development
crmurray@st-aug.edu
919.516.4024
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Sheryl Ximinies 

Director of Alumni Affairs
sximines@st-aug.edu
919.516.4343

Jenna Andreasen

Jenna Andreasen

Administrative Assistant