Corporate & Foundation Relations

Corporations and foundations play an integral role in transforming lives at the University of Northern Iowa. These partnerships provide valuable philanthropic support for academic endeavors and field-based programs that connect our students and faculty to the community and the world.

For Corporations

The University of Northern Iowa offers a diverse range of opportunities for your organization to meet its philanthropic and workforce needs and enhance the success of our students.

Learn more about how your organization can strengthen relationships with faculty and students at UNI on our corporate partnership page or visit our matching gifts page to see how you can double the impact of your gift to UNI. 

For Foundations

The UNI Corporate and Foundation Relations staff helps coordinate support from private philanthropic foundations.

The UNI Corporate and Foundation Relations staff helps coordinate support from private philanthropic foundations to match the university’s teaching, learning and research priorities. We invite you to explore partnership opportunities that are mutually beneficial to all.


For Faculty and Staff

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is your gateway for assistance in identifying funding opportunities, grants and sponsored project support.

If you are a grant-seeker, please complete this helpful form. You can also contact us. We are ready to assist.

Foundation contact

Hillery Oberle

Hillery Oberle
Assistant Vice President for Strategy,
Communications & Campaigns

Corporate contact

Andrea Elliott

Andrea Elliott
Senior Director of Corporate Relations

To learn how your corporation or foundation can invest in students at the University of Northern Iowa, please contact us.


Corporate Appreciation Luncheon

On March 30, 2022, we gathered to celebrate the impact that our corporate and business partners have on the university. These partnerships allow UNI students are gain professional skills through valuable internship experiences, preparing them for successful careers.