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Development and Alumni Engagement at Warwick

The University of Warwick is globally recognised for our research, teaching and innovation. As one of the UK's top ten universities and one of the top 100 in the world, Warwick is a place of possibility.

Our 2030 mission develops on our founding values: excellence with purpose in all that we do. We believe that through education and research, we can change our world.

Philanthropy and the support of alumni who share our passion enables us to advance and to thrive.

Our team behaviours

Making a difference: We are Ambitious to Make a Difference

Collaboration: We Collaborate to Achieve Together

Solution focussed: We are Accountable for Creating Solutions

Passion for learning: We Learn from our Best Performances

A passion for making a difference

Warwick is the youngest university in the Russell Group, but we’re right up there with institutions established up to 900 years ago. And we’re the only UK university never to have fallen from the top ten since achieving our place there.

If you have a passion for making a difference, there’s a place for you here. Our donor community creates lasting value in society and the economy through supporting students, research, and facilities at Warwick. Children’s health, astronomy, sustainability, and fair access to education are just some of the areas where philanthropy is making an impact.

Our global ambition is to attract the world’s best thinkers and locate them in the most effective facilities. We’re planning an ambitious new fundraising campaign that will support this. If you can inspire and engage others with this vision, please get in touch for a chat.

Natalie Lloyd, Deputy Director of Philanthropy

Department teams

  • Philanthropy – Principal, Major and Leadership Giving
  • Individual Giving
  • Trusts and Foundations
  • Events and Donor Relations
  • Alumni and Supporter Engagement
  • Systems and Insight – Information Systems and Prospect Research
  • Campaign Planning and Performance – Campaign Planning and Philanthropic Finance

A strong and vibrant community

From only a few hundred people in 1965, our alumni community is now 275,000 strong, diverse, vibrant, and global. Working with this community presents a unique opportunity to help our graduates play an active and positive role in shaping Warwick’s future.

Collaborating with colleagues across professional services and academic departments, the Alumni Engagement Team focuses on building lifelong relationships that inspire friendship and financial support, strengthen our reputation, and advance our strategic vision.

Andrea Crowley, Deputy Director of Development, Alumni and Supporter Engagement

Meet some of our team

Find out who you will be working with if you join our team.

Collaborate with brilliant academics

As part of the Development and Alumni Engagement Team, you’ll work directly with researchers tackling challenges that affect our world, and worlds beyond this planet.  

Thanks to philanthropic support, more research fellows like Dr Lauren Doyle are joining Warwick to study Astrophysics and Astronomy. Lauren’s research is focused on stars, but she is also involved in outreach work around science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM).  

She says: “As a young girl, I really looked up to people who studied space and astronomy and that fuelled my desire to pursue this type of career. Giving to Warwick’s research is unlocking the potential for a new generation to discover their passions. With the speed astronomy has progressed at over the past few years, it’s exciting to think what the next generation of astronomers will discover!” 

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Meet one of our donors 

Dr Nick Donofrio (Hon Doctor of Science, 2002), spent 44 years at IBM including as Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology, leading numerous transformational strategies and initiatives across the company. 

Now retired, Nick’s focus is on tackling inequality in access to STEM subjects. His philanthropy created the Pre-School Futures programme at Warwick to encourage more young children to pursue STEM subjects and careers later in life. 

“Everyone has their own passion and wants to help society in their own way,” he says. “Mine is ensuring young people have a fair chance to experience and pursue their dreams in STEM.” 

Meet alum, Sahil Vachani, CEO and Managing Director of Max Ventures

(BSc Management Sciences, 2003)

Meet alum, Tony Wheeler, publishing entrepreneur, founder of Lonely Planet

(BSc Engineering Science, 1969)