Announcing the University of Iowa Center for Advancement.

Find Out More

Serving our Alumni and Friends:
The University of Iowa Center for Advancement

All of us who love the University of Iowa—alumni, fans, patients, arts patrons, students, parents, and friends—want the opportunity to stay connected. Returning to campus for Homecoming, joining a local IOWA Club, mentoring a student, speaking to a class, donating to research—there are so many ways to engage with the UI, no matter where you live or what your stage of life.

Creating opportunities for everyone to stay engaged is at the core of the university's commitment to advancement. Advancement describes all that our alumni and friends do to strengthen the UI.

I am happy to announce the University of Iowa Center for Advancement. The UI Center for Advancement is formed from the merging of the UI Alumni Association and the UI Foundation. The board of directors of each organization voted to create a unified organization that would better serve our alumni and friends. The UI Center for Advancement draws on the expertise of alumni engagement and fundraising staff while investing in new staff and programs to serve all alumni and friends in the state and the region, across the country, and around the world.

While what we’re doing isn't new—a 2016 survey showed that of nearly 500 U.S. schools, 68 percent have a combined alumni engagement and fundraising organization—we are doing it in a uniquely Iowa way. We will serve the needs of our Hawkeye nation through a variety of programming. We want to hear from you about what you want from the university—networking opportunities? Family-friendly events? Senior College? Please tell us how you want to connect.

We are excited to build on existing programs and offer new opportunities, and we hope to enrich your lives through a closer connection with the UI.

For Iowa,
Lynette Marshall
President and CEO
UI Center for Advancement

Iowa Alumni Magazine

Your source for compelling stories about the University of Iowa community

Upcoming Events


IOWA Club Event
Sep302017 DC/Capital Area IOWA Club-Volu...

Be #DCIowaNice on Sept. 30.

Local Hawkeye Event
Oct42017 Back in Black and Gold Panel Discussion

Hawkeye football legends FREE panel discussion.

IOWA Club Event
Oct172017 Capital Area IOWA Club-Honor Flight

Join the DC/Capital Area Iowa CLUB when they gather at the WW II Memorial to thank veterans from past wars.

IOWA Club Event
Nov12017 Capital Area IOWA Club-Honor Flight-Cedar Rapids

Join the DC/Capital Area Iowa CLUB when they gather at the WW II Memorial to thank veterans from past wars.

Connect with @uIowaAlumni

The Center for Advancement wants to connect when you are online.


Proud to represent the USA and earn the first American medal in Universiade history! #Hawkeyes.


2 weeks until graduation, Hawkeyes! Where will your education from @uiowa take you next? #AlwaysAHawkeye


Stand for what you what love. Stand for @uiowa. #AlwaysAHawkeye Photo:@avecruth