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Corporate and Foundation Relations

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Corporate Relations

Welcome to the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Our office works to facilitate and strengthen corporate and foundation partnerships with The University of Texas at Austin. Working hand-in-hand with UT’s colleges and schools, we represent the university to corporate and foundation constituents, build mutually beneficial relationships, and promote UT’s funding priorities to our external partners. These activities help the university strengthen its academic programs for students, its service to the public, and its position as one of the leading research universities in the world.

We look forward to working with you.

Gail Giebink
Executive Director

We offer the following services:

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward strategic relationships with corporations and foundations, and coordinate approaches campus wide.
  • Write, edit, and submit proposals and correspondence.
  • Assist with post-award processes such as check handling, acknowledgement letters, and reporting.
  • Coordinate corporate and foundation visits and events.
  • Maintain the integrity of data on corporations and foundations and UT’s relationships with these entities, and create systems to share information across the campus.
  • Serve as a liaison with Offices of the President, Provost, Sponsored Projects, and Student Financial Services, and with the UT System and UT Foundation.

Gail Giebink
Executive Director
Corporate and Foundation Relations
Phone: 512-475-9628
Fax:  512-471-7868
E-mail:  ggiebink@austin.utexas.edu

Amanda Mendez
Development Associate
Phone:  512-475-6363
Fax:  512-471-7868
E-mail
: amendez@austin.utexas.edu

The University of Texas at Austin
University Development Office
Corporate and Foundation Relations
2901 North IH-35, Suite 4.100
Austin, TX 78722