The Advancment Services department supports the fundraising and alumni relations programs of Case Western Reserve University. This is accomplished by providing high quality technology and information management services for advancement professionals in the schools and in central University Relations and Development.

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Department of Advancement Services

The Mission of Advancement Services is to support Case Western Reserve University in serving society as a leading center for education, research, and world and community leadership. This is accomplished by providing high quality technology and information management services for our advancement professionals both in central university relations and the individual schools. Services provided include Gifts Processing, Biographical Maintenance, Central Files Repository, Prospect Identification and Research, Prospect Management and Tracking, Reporting and Analysis and Advance Technical Support. Navigate to Staff Directory for Advancement Services contact information. For information on CWRU giving priorities, various giving methods, annual fund giving and donor success stories, visit the CWRU online giving website at

Fundraising Software: Ellucian Advance

Ellucian Advance fundraising software is the product we use to manage and maintain data about alumni and friends of the university. The Advance database contains biographical and philanthropic information on alumni, corporations, foundations, students, friends and other affiliates of the university. Advance data is utilized by CWRU development and alumni affairs staff to maintain connections within our community, to record relevant, relationship-building information and as a fundraising resource. All new Advance users are required to attend training prior to accessing the confidential database. Navigate to Advance Training & Manuals to register for training, view manuals & documentation, view troubleshooting techniques and to log into the Advance database.

Who We Support

The Department of Advancement Services works closely with many departments on campus to assist in development and alumni affairs operations. Departments supported by Advancement Services include: Annual Fund, Alumni Relations, Planned Giving, Donor Relations, Government & Community Relations, and Corporate Relations as well as the Development & Alumni Relations offices in each individual school. In addition, we support the offices of Career Services and Marketing & Communications as they communicate with alumni regarding upcoming events & newly created programs.

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    Advancement Services NewsletterClick the icon above to access our department's most recent newsletter or click here to view past newsletters.