Institutional Advancement

Institutional Advancement

Welcome to the Office of Institutional Advancement

The mission of this Office is to establish and sustain ties with the College’s wide-ranging constituencies, including alumni, legislators, corporations, foundations, community organizations, faculty, staff and students, upon whom the College relies for expertise, philanthropy and participation in undergraduate and graduate programs.

Our common goal is to connect John Jay’s faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends through strategies and programs designed to build long-term relationships and support for the College.

The Office is led by Robin Merle, Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

  • The Development Office is charged with raising funds to advance John Jay College’s mission. It creates enduring relationships with individuals, corporations and foundations to generate support for John Jay’s students, faculty and programs.

    By focusing on the cultivation of positive relationships between the College and its key constituent groups, the Development Office sustains the growth of the college and transfers its vision into a reality for today and for the future.

    The John Jay College Foundation, Inc, a non-profit corporation organized under IRC 501(c)(3), receives and manages private gifts on behalf of the College.

  • The Alumni Relations Office manages the College’s relationships with its more than 38,000 graduates. The John Jay Alumni Association is a separately incorporated, not-for-profit organization. The Alumni Affairs Office in tandem with The Association sponsors a variety of programs and services to increase the College’s reach and influence by recruiting students, awarding scholarships, mentoring current students and fellow alumni, and organizing John Jay College-focused events in the community.