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The Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) office advances the goals of Clarkson University by connecting corporate and foundation partners with Clarkson faculty, staff, and administrators to secure private foundation and non-governmental external funding for institutional programs, faculty research, and other endeavors.

Our office cultivates a sustainable network of support for faculty research, campus programs, and university priorities by working with foundation and corporate partners who share Clarkson's dedication to student success and cutting-edge research.

Corporate and Foundations Relations assists with:

Pre-submission assistance

  • Provide research resources and guidance to help identify potential funders
  • Liaise with private funders to qualify the project and obtain answers to questions
  • Create proposal submission timelines
  • Identify additional internal proposal development resources
  • Coordinate and facilitate prioritizing campus-wide applications, when funder mandated
  • Manage limited submission internal review process for foundation opportunities in collaboration with Research Development

For proposals

  • Help you conceptually frame the proposal or letter of intent to match the funder's mission
  • Make narrative recommendations with particular attention to alignment with specific foundation criteria
  • Proposal production including esthetic hard copy presentation and final assembly
  • Ensure institutional and funder requirements are met

Post-submission stewardship and other

  • Arrange, facilitate and coordinate foundation site visits to Clarkson and private organizations
  • Provide information on previously funded Clarkson applications
  • Obtain successful sample proposals (when possible)
  • Seek funder feedback
  • Assess if resubmission is worthwhile
Corporate & Foundation Relations

Clarkson University
Box 5520, 8 Clarkson Ave.
Potsdam, NY 13699

Elizabeth Colello

Beth Colello

Woodstock Lodge

Erin Londraville

Erin Londraville
Assistant Director of Foundation Relations

Woodstock Lodge

Cheryl Mirer

Cheryl Mirer
Stewardship Coordinator

202 Woodstock Lodge

Karli Olsen

Karli Olsen
Administrative Assistant

2006 Woodstock Lodge