Corporate and Foundation Relations

University Advancement
John Dodge House
507 Golf View Lane
Rochester, MI 48309-4488

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Oakland University is an economic engine for the Metro Detroit Region. With an array of invested, esteemed faculty and high-achieving students seeking to impact the world around them, OU’s schools and units provide a valuable opportunity for business and foundation partnerships.

Our Corporate and Foundation Relations team facilitates connections and builds relationships between Oakland University and our corporate and foundation partners. Our goal is to connect our schools, colleges and programs with mutually beneficial partnerships built on interests and opportunity.

As a corporate partner, you are provided opportunities to build your brand through meaningful engagement with Oakland University students and staff. You can leverage your partnership to recruit graduating students for employment, support professional development or invest in groundbreaking research conducted by OU faculty and students.

As a foundation partner, you are strategically positioned to advance your mission through funding opportunities across the university as we seek to match your interests with campus initiatives which include, but are not limited to, research, ongoing education and projects with extensive impact or community benefit.

We look forward to working with you to design a transformative partnership for the greater good.

Staff Directory

A headshot of Rick Rachner

Richard Rachner
Associate Vice President for Philanthropy
206 John Dodge House
(248) 364-6109
rachner@lightupmypictures.com

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Tara Bleck
Director of Foundation Relations
211 John Dodge House
(248) 370-3515
tbeatty@lightupmypictures.com

A headshot of Anthony Gallina.

Anthony Gallina
Director of Corporate Relations
School of Engineering and Computer Science
113 Dodge Hall
(248) 370-3200
gallina@lightupmypictures.com

A headshot of Cheryl McGinnis.

Cheryl McGinnis
Director of Corporate Relations
200 John Dodge House
(248) 364-6158
cmcginnis@lightupmypictures.com

A headshot of Christine Talbert

Christine Talbert
Sr. Development Associate for Student Affairs and Diversity
151A Oakland Center
(248) 370-4917
catalbert@lightupmypictures.com