Foundation Relations

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The mission of the Office of Foundation Relations (OFR) is to serve DePaul University and its foundation partners in establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships. This is achieved by working with university faculty, staff and administration to promote academic, research, scholarship and institutional innovations, aligning these projects with the goals of the respective private funding organizations.

The OFR coordinates and maintains DePaul's working relationships with all private professional foundations.

Over the years, the OFR has cultivated meaningful collaborations and mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with philanthropic organizations for research, programming and institutional initiatives throughout the United States, especially Chicago-area foundations.

DePaul Office of Foundation Relations Staff

Office of Foundation Relations (OFR)
Office of Advancement
DePaul University
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 362-8666
Fax: (312) 476-3288
FoundationRelations@depaul.edu

Abena Apea
Associate Vice President of Advancement
(312) 362-5788
aapea@depaul.edu

Janet Trzaska
Director of Foundation Relations
(312) 362-8930
jtrzaska@depaul.edu

Leti Adams
Foundation Relations Specialist
(312) 362-7154
ladams12@depaul.edu

Bridget McCloskey
Corporate & Foundation Relations Coordinator
(312) 362-5567
bmcclosk@depaul.edu