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Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement

Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement (PAE) is dedicated to building meaningful relationships with UNLV alumni and stewarding private investment in the university. PAE supports the mission and vision of two 501(c)3 organizations: the UNLV Foundation and the UNLV Alumni Association.

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PAE’s volunteer leaders are committed to supporting UNLV, strengthening the university’s community ties, and serving the citizens of Las Vegas and beyond through the mission of higher education. Our leadership groups include the UNLV Foundation Trustees, the UNLV Alumni Association Board, the UNLV Foundation Advisory Board, and Volunteer Advisory Boards.

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Alumni Engagement

The UNLV Alumni Association is the driving force behind a strong relationship between UNLV and nearly 140,000 alumni worldwide. On behalf of the Alumni Association, PAE’s alumni engagement team facilitates the work of outreach, advocacy and philanthropy for the benefit of UNLV.

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Private philanthropic funds enhance the quality of the university and strengthen its missions of teaching, research, and public service. The mission of the UNLV Foundation is to increase philanthropic support for the University, grow its endowment for long term financial stability and to enhance the future growth of UNLV.