Foundation and Corporate Relations
The Office of Foundation and Corporate Relations (FCR) builds strong partnerships with private and corporate foundations that grow Drexel's teaching, research, and civic engagement initiatives. We connect Drexel faculty and staff with a variety of funders to expand Drexel’s potential influence as a modern urban research university that is shaping the future.
Foundation and Corporate Relations offers a wide range of support and resources for Drexel faculty and administrators seeking external funding for their academic research and programs. We can:
- Strategize, prioritize and coordinate foundation prospecting and interface
- Match need to funding prospect
- Inform faculty and administrators of available opportunities and timelines
- Review, revise and edit proposals, concept papers and attached materials prior to submission
- Ensure timely grant submissions and reporting to funders
- Coordinate site visits by foundation representatives
- Serve as the point of contact for all foundation partners
Central Office of Foundation Relations
This team pursues funding opportunities for Drexel initiatives in arts and humanities, social sciences, education, and civic engagement. We work with the College of Arts & Sciences; Westphal College of Media Arts & Design; School of Education; Office of University-Community Partnerships; and interdisciplinary centers and institutes including the Center for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning Excellence (CASTLE), the Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center, and the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation.
Executive Director, Foundation Relations
Associate Director, Foundation Relations
Assistant Director, Foundation Relations
STEM Foundation and Corporate Relations
This team serves Drexel’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine faculty and staff, including those pursuing research, education, clinical programs and community outreach across our many campuses. We serve the Colleges of Nursing and Health Professions, Computing and Informatics, Engineering, and Medicine; the Dornsife School of Public Health; the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems; and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies. We also support the University's A.J. Drexel Autism Institute.
Michelle M. Yurko
Associate Vice President