About the University of Iowa Center for Advancement


Creating opportunities for everyone to stay engaged is at the core of the university's commitment to advancement. Advancement encompasses all that our alumni and friends do to strengthen the University of Iowa.

Our mission is to advance the University of Iowa through engagement and philanthropy. The UI Center for Advancement was formed by joining the UI Alumni Association and the UI Foundation to better serve our alumni and friends in the state and the region, throughout the country, and around the world.

We are committed to engaging everyone

We are committed to engaging everyone who loves the University of Iowa—alumni, fans, patients, art lovers, students, parents, and friends—through programming, events, and opportunities to give back.

A nonprofit IRC Sec. 501(c)(3) organization, the UI Center for Advancement is an independent organization and the preferred channel for private contributions that benefit all areas of the University of Iowa. Located in the Levitt Center for University Advancement, we are governed by a volunteer board of directors that elects our officers and appoints our leadership. Our work is also guided by our volunteer Alumni Leadership Council, which serves as the university’s alumni advisory body and includes alumni representing areas across campus.

The University of Iowa Center for Advancement is an operational name for the State University of Iowa Foundation.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We support the University of Iowa's diversity, equity, and inclusion goals through our work in engagement and philanthropy.

We reflect the culture of our Hawkeye community through inclusivity in our communications, programming, outreach, and workplace and enhance a welcoming and respectful environment for our alumni, donors, friends, and employees.

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Core Values
Aspire

We aspire to make the greatest possible impact on the University of Iowa.

Serve

We are committed to exceeding the expectations of everyone we serve.

Lead

We uphold the highest level of integrity and ethical behavior.

Mission

Our mission is to advance the University of Iowa through engagement and philanthropy.

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Do you need restaurant recommendations? Ask a Hawkeye.? From handmade Italian cuisine to beautifully plated scallops to mouthwatering hummus, Iowa City has something for everyone. Nearly 300 alumni and friends shared their favorite place to eat near campus, and a consensus was reached?Hawkeyes just can?t get enough of these Iowa City staples. Hamburg Inn ?If it still exists, best lunch burger ever!? ?Tony Harper ?It's been there forever, and I hope it will forever remain. Whether for lunch, dinner, or a meal before partying at the downtown IC bars or before going home for the night, this place has all the right foods. And they are all delish! I?ve been there a million times, and I hope to go a million more!? ?Kim White Drenth (87BS) Photo courtesy of Hamburg inn Bread Garden Market ?I love love love Bread Garden! They brought back their mac and cheese, and when I drive through town, I make sure to grab one bowl for now and one for later!? ?Angie Benda (19BA) Photo courtesy of the Bread Garden Market Wig and Pen ?The Flying Tomato Pizza!? ?Hailey Blevins Photo courtesy of Wig and Pen The Vine ?Always The Vine. The original Vine, walkable from downtown.? ?Jay Jacobs (99BA) Photo courtesy of the Vine Basta ?The food is delicious, and the service is impeccable.? ?Karen Neuoroth PHOTO: UI OFFICE OF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION Monica?s ?Monica?s is a great spot for a midwestern meal, and it's very grandchildren-friendly.? ?Dave Linder (80BGS, 82MA) ?Monica?s is great food and service.? ?Dennis Wilson (61BA) Photo courtesy of Monica's Oasis Falafel ?Oasis is great!" ?Heather Gudenkauf (92BA) Photo courtesy of Oasis Falafel A&A Pagliai?s Pizza ?Pagliai's Pizza is our favorite spot. It is a long-established, very well-run business that serves great food." ?Leslie Eggers (72BA) ?Pagliai?s for Friday night pizza!" ?Amanda Fitzgerald (03BA) Photo courtesy of A&A Pagliai?s Pizza Orchard Green ?Operated by Culinary Institute of America chef Bryan Herzic, Orchard Green offers the best food and a great atmosphere for dinners, conversation, and the gathering of friends. While working at the UI, I found Orchard Green to be the perfect place for meals with friends, work colleagues, and professional guests." ?Bill Decker (66BA, 68MS) ?Orchard Green for upscale (the lounge is a hidden gem)." ?Shea Becker (98BA, 00MA) Photo courtesy of Orchard Green blockquote { padding: 10px 20px; margin: 0 0 20px; font-size: 1.2rem; border-left: 0px solid #eee; font-weight: 900; color: #000; line-height: 1.1; text-align: left; margin: 40px 10px; border-radius: 25px; background: #F5F5F5; padding: 20px; } .fab, .far { font-weight: 400; font-size: 1.9rem; color: #4267B2; margin-right: .5rem; } blockquote cite { font-size: .7em; }

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