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Corporate and Foundation Relations
Syracuse University
2-213 Center for Science and Technology
Syracuse, New York 13244-4100

Gary Girzadas

Acting Associate Vice President, Corporate and Foundation Relations


Katherine Alexander

Communications and Research Coordinator, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Office of Corporate Relations

Our team has many years of direct industry experience at the executive level, followed by many years of delivering business successes in a research university setting. We are multi-disciplinary, results-oriented, creative dealmakers.

Mark Coleman
Senior Director, Corporate Relations

Office of Foundation Relations

Our full-time Foundation Relations staff is ready to work with you to match your goals with Syracuse University’s world-class faculty experts, state-of-the-art facilities, and diverse capabilities.

Photo: Melissa Whipps, director of foundation relationsMelissa Whipps
Director, Foundation Relations




Photo: LeKita Scott Dawkins, director of developmentLeKita Scott Dawkins, Ph.D.
Director, Foundation Relations