Corporate, Foundation, & Government Relations

The Office of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations connects the corporate, foundation, and government community with the faculty, researchers, and students of Chatham University. 

The Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations team provides institutional donors with a central point of contact for managing interactions among university departments and building links between our donors and the programs and projects they support.

Working closely with University departments and outreach centers, our goal is to advance the University's teaching, research, and community programs by aligning University priorities with local, regional, and national donor interest.


Chatham University prepares its students, bachelors through doctoral level, on campus and around the world, to excel in their professions and to be engaged, environmentally responsible, globally conscious, life–long learners, and citizen leaders. We actively seek new ways to partner with corporations to educate tomorrow's innovators and entrepreneurs, conduct groundbreaking research, and engage our local and regional community through pioneering outreach programs.

Rapid global changes demand new ways of thinking about economic development, resource management, and scholarly training. At Chatham, we believe that the intersection between corporate and educational initiatives has enormous potential to yield solutions to our greatest challenges. By investing in Chatham University, corporations are investing in the future.

Strategic Partnership Opportunities

Chatham University outreach centers, institutes, and programs make significant contributions in the areas of environmental science and sustainability, women's leadership, and global understanding.

Your company can support valuable research, innovative programming, or exciting capital projects by establishing a relationship with one of Chatham University's many respected centers of excellence:

  • Eden Hall Campus is the first campus in the nation designed from its inception to integrate sustainable development, living, and learning. As the home of Chatham's Falk School of Sustainability & Environment, the vision for the Eden Hall Campus is to serve the needs of current and future generations by becoming a place of inspiration to those who wish to imagine and model sustainable learning and living.
  • The Falk School of Sustainability & Environment (Falk School) provides innovative, interdisciplinary education and research opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to better prepare them to identify and solve challenges related to the environment and sustainability. Falk School launched its first academic program, the Master of Arts in Food Studies, in 2009 and has continued to expand programming and educational opportunities at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • The Rachel Carson Institute continues the legacy of Chatham's most distinguished alumna, Class of 1929, by promoting the awareness and understanding of significant and current environmental issues through national and regional conferences, debates, lecture series, seminars, panel discussions and other educational programs.
  • The Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs in both new development and growth stages of their businesses to start, develop and significantly grow their companies by utilizing Chatham's resources, programs, faculty expertise, and student assistance. It also provides programming targeted to local and regional women in business designed to teach them how to think and act entrepreneurially by focusing on innovation and creativity within an existing organizational environment.
  • The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University is a non-partisan center devoted to fostering women's public leadership through education, empowerment, and action. The Center conducts candidate and advocacy trainings, offers educational programs in applied politics, and provides timely analysis on women's issues.
  • The Global Focus program at Chatham University engages our students in a critical and holistic exploration of peoples and civilizations. Every year, the Chatham community focuses in depth on a different country or region. Students participate in multiple international academic experiences throughout their education at Chatham whether on campus or out in the world.

Student Access

Chatham University is dedicated to enabling its graduates to make an impact on the world around them. Students' personal, professional, and leadership skills are developed to their fullest potential through intensive study, internships, study abroad, service learning, leadership training opportunities, hands–on learning, and personal development seminars.

The University provides opportunities for corporations to interact with our students in a number of ways:

  • A supervised, for–credit internship program
  • On–campus recruiting for full–time employees and interns, including graduate students
  • Employer–sponsored panels, classroom presentations, and events

Contact the Office of Career Development to learn more.

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a corporate sponsor of one of Chatham University's many well –attended events and connect to thousands of talented undergraduate and graduate students. Chatham University undergraduates can choose from over 40 degree programs while programs for our graduate students include concentrations in arts and design, business, health sciences, teaching and writing.

Popular campus events seeking corporate sponsors include:

  • Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

The mission of the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Chatham University is to match key University initiatives with the philanthropic priorities of foundations. Following this approach, Chatham has successfully established numerous mutually beneficial relationships between the University and its foundation supporters.

The time has never been better to invest in Chatham University. With transformative programs like the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment, the Eden Hall Campus, and our deep, ongoing commitment to women's education and leadership, Chatham enters its next period of growth and development with a bold and truly innovative vision for the future.

Foundation support for Chatham University initiatives is welcome through a variety of avenues:

  • program and research support
  • scholarships
  • faculty endowed chairs
  • support for capital projects
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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
Chatham University
Pittsburgh, PA 15232