University Initiatives & Major Gifts

What We Do

  1. Foster relationships with alumni and friends to identify and accomplish their philanthropic goals
  2. Help donors support the areas of UTA that are most meaningful to them, creating an impact today and for future generations
  3. Advance University priorities and initiatives by raising philanthropic support
three UTA students walk near the SEIR building on campus

About Our Team

University Initiatives and Major Gifts is comprised of development officers and colleagues focused on supporting alumni and friends as they give generously to enhance the University and accomplish their philanthropic goals. Our team members are dedicated to working with donors to connect their passion for giving to areas of UTA, including the colleges, schools, departments, and programs across the University. We facilitate the process for establishing endowed and current use funds, gifts-in-kind, and deferred giving through estates and other giving vehicles.

Contact University Initiatives & Major Gifts

Rose Youngblood
Associate Vice President for Development and University Initiatives

Jacob Singletary
Assistant Vice President for Central Development

Gina A. Tilker
Development Coordinator, Major Gifts

Adrian Bautista
Director of Development, College of Engineering

Kirstin Bradfield
Development Coordinator, College of Liberal Arts

Yulia Bocharova
Director of Development, College of Business

Ira Childress
Associate Athletics Director for Development

Ashley Garza
Development Coordinator, College of Science

Roman Herrington
Senior Director of Development for University Initiatives

Brady Minor
Director of Development for University Initiatives

Megan Nelson
Assistant Director of Development for University Initiatives

Mark Permenter
Senior Proposal Writer