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Office for Advancement

University of Mobile is committed to the ideal that it is truly possible for a small university to change the world through graduates who are outstanding in their work, have a vibrant relationship with God, and demonstrate the courage to lead.


Your gifts are vital to sustain the University of Mobile’s mission and keep the University at the forefront of higher education.


Thank you to the many alumni, parents, employees and friends of the university who give their time, talents and finances to support the University of Mobile.


UM Fund

When considering large gifts, corporations, foundations, and other philanthropists often examine our alumni participation rate as a way to gauge the strength of the university. More alumni involvement leads to stronger and greater visibility for the university – which, in turn, strengthens the value of your University of Mobile degree.

By supporting the UM Fund, University of Mobile can enhance academic programs, provide financial aid and scholarships, improve technology, attract and retain faculty, and much more.

Charitable Estate Planning

Protect your assets and enjoy financial and tax benefits for you and your family while at the same time providing meaningful support for the University of Mobile. Your charitable gifts will help you meet your current philanthropic goals and make a significant impact well into the future.


Meeting your personal charitable goals is at the heart of University of Mobile’s Charitable Estate Planning process. Through the years we have found that individuals who make thoughtful plans regarding their estate are able to accomplish their philanthropic goals as well as meet their current financial objectives. Our charitable giving professionals work closely with your legal and tax advisors to design a strategy that integrates your charitable intentions into your overall financial plan. Our unique donor-centered approach helps you meet both your personal financial plan and charitable giving objectives through creative gift planning solutions.


Some options for planned gifts include:

  • Bequests
  • Life Income Gifts
  • Asset Protection
  • Retirement Plans
  • Estate Notes


Contact Tonya Gollotte at 251.442.2917 to begin the estate planning process!

Endowed Scholarships

When you create an Endowed Scholarship at University of Mobile, you are establishing a timeless fund that directly supports UM students. Establishing an Endowed Scholarship is a unique and memorable way to recognize a loved one or someone who has made a significant difference in your life.


Find out more about Endowed Scholarships.

Corporate & Foundation Relations

Our office works to facilitate and strengthen corporate and community partnerships, which are created with each company’s strategic objectives in mind. We strive to build mutually beneficial relationships with our corporate and community partners to help the university strengthen its academic programs for students, service to the public, and its position as one of the leading universities in the region.


Learn more about Corporate & Foundation Relations.

Contact Our Team

Tonya Gollotte
Executive Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations
Lauren McCaghren
Senior Director for Alumni Programs & Annual Giving
Andrew McAuley
Director of Research, Data, & Special Events
Danielle Riley
Administrative Assistant

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