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 Principal Gifts

Jacob Singletary
Assistant Vice President for Central Development

Gina A. Tilker
Development Administrative Specialist

Adrian Bautista
Director of Development, College of Engineering

Lauren Bayans
Director of Development, College of Science

Yulia Bocharova
Director of Development, College of Business

Ira Childress
Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development

Roman Herrington
Executive Director for Principal Gifts

Brady Minor
Senior Director of Regional Development and University Initiatives

Valerie Moore
Assistant Dean of Development for the College of Business

Megan Nelson
Director of Strategic Initiatives

Mark Permenter
Senior Proposal Writer

Icelda Tovar-Beltran
Assistant Director of the Maverick Club