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Foundation and Corporate Relations

The Office of Foundation and Corporate Relations (FCR) builds strong partnerships with private and corporate foundations to 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 attachments 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 and Corporate 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.

Brenna McBride
Executive Director, Foundation Relations, School of Education/LeBow/Close/Goodwin/Kline

Ingrid Broadnax
Associate Director, Foundation Relations, University-Community Partnerships/COAS/Westphal

Casey Marsella Brogan
Associate Director, Corporate Engagement

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 interdisciplinary centers and institutes including the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, the Spinal Cord Research Center, the Institute For Women's Health and Leadership, the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, and others.

Michelle Yurko '12
Vice President, STEM Foundation and Corporate Relations

Andrea Pesce
Assistant Vice President, Foundation Relations, CNHP/DSPH/Autism Institute

Karen Shore, MS '13
Associate Director, FCR - COE/CCI/Biomed



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