Greetings From the Office of Advancement
Claremont Graduate University’s ambitious students conduct meaningful research that creates bold, new ways of seeing and improving the world. Nationally recognized programs, renowned faculty, and innovative research equip our graduates with the knowledge and hands-on experience to make society better. This has been our mission since 1925—and we could not do it without your support.
The philanthropy of our community has always been critical to our efforts. As we approach 100 years of excellence in graduate education, we hope that you will celebrate with us and reflect on the many ways that Claremont Graduate University contributes to improving the world. To those who sustain and believe in our mission, we are thankful for our relationship and look forward to working with you in the years ahead.
Development & External Relations
The Development & External Relations team focuses on maintaining the vitality of our university, working to expand philanthropic support, and building meaningful alliances with individuals and organizations wishing to create positive change through higher education.
We’re fostering new relationships and strengthening existing ones across our constituencies, from students and alumni to foundations and trustees. CGU alumni are more engaged than ever; the current board of trustees is committed to achieving a level of scholarly excellence unprecedented in our long history.
Vice President of Advancement
Assistant to the Vice President
Advancement Budget Analyst
Director of Individual and Planned Giving
Mary Jo Gruca
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Director of Executive and Advancement Communications
Associate Director of Gifts Accounting & Database Administration
Marketing & Communications
The Marketing & Communications team supports the university through media outreach, print/online publications, and social media and assists with both internal and external communication efforts. If you need assistance with a communications-related project, we offer concept development, copywriting and editing, graphic design for print and web, and photography and videography (contingent on availability of resources). Please contact the Office with requests.
Director of Marketing
Content Marketing Strategist
Social Media Specialist
Marketing Communications Strategist
Senior Digital Designer