Mission & Vision


The UNI Foundation strengthens the University of Northern Iowa by fostering enduring relationships and generating philanthropic investment through strategic engagement with students, alumni, donors and friends. 


Through exemplary relationship building and fundraising, the UNI Foundation positions the University of Northern Iowa as a premier, regional comprehensive institution that provides an affordable, accessible and engaged educational experience, empowering students and alumni to lead locally and globally.

Value Statements

  1. Strategy: In service to alumni, donors and the university, we achieve ambitious goals through purposeful action and bold, innovative, data-driven planning. 
  2. Collaboration: We value the unique contributions of all, succeeding together through teamwork and shared responsibility.  
  3. Integrity: We are honest in our work, adhering to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and personal responsibility worthy of our stakeholders’ trust.  
  4. Respect: In everything we do, we are inclusive and considerate, treating others with the utmost dignity and regard.  
  5. Transparency: As responsible stewards of resources, we communicate openly and are accountable to all those we serve. 

The UNI Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.