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University Advancement fonds
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- Textual records
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- Source of title proper: The title is based on the name of the creating body.
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1958 - 2015 (Creation)
- University Advancement
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1.27 m of textual records
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The Office of University Advancement is responsible for fund raising initiatives to support the university's teaching, research, and service objectives.
Organized fund raising activities began at SFU in 1966, when the Resources Office was established. This office was responsible for following up pledges to the Three Universities Capital Fund, which had been established in 1963. The Resources Office was also responsible for establishing and developing new, permanent fund raising programs. Originally, the Resources Office reported directly to the University President. In 1971, the office of Vice-President, Development (later renamed Vice-President, University Services) was created, which then took on responsibility for the Resources Office. In 1977, the position of Vice-President, University Services was eliminated, and the Resources Office again reported directly to the President.
In 1982 the Resources Office was renamed Development Office and reported to the newly-created Vice-President, University Development and Extension. In 1988, the Director of Development began reporting to the Vice-President, Harbour Centre. In 2000 the office was renamed University Advancement.
The Office of University Advancement has close ties with the SFU Alumni Association, which was founded by SFU graduates in 1969, and which provides programs and services to assist SFU and its graduates. The Association is a registered nonprofit society governed by an elected board of volunteers. The Alumni Relations Office provides administrative support for all Association activities. It also publishes the Alumni Journal, maintains alumni records, and serves as the main point of contact for alumni on the SFU campus. From 1971 to 1972, this office reported to the Director of Resources. From 1973 to 1975, the office reported directly to the Vice-President, University Services, but still maintained close ties to the Resources Office. From 1977 to 1984, the office was again made a responsibility of the Director of Resources (also referred to as the Director of Development). By 1986, the Alumni Relations Office reported directly to the Vice-President, University Development and Extension, but was still linked to the Development Office. In 1988, the Director of Alumni Relations began reporting to the Vice-President, Harbour Centre.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of records arising from the activities of the SFU Development Office and its predecessors, records of the SFU Alumni Association, and records from the Three Universities Capital Fund. Fonds includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, promotional materials, address lists, lists of donations, newsletters, photographs, and other materials.
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Some files may contain personal or confidential information. Access to these files may be restricted as required by law. Files marked 'pending review' must be reviewed by an archivist prior to release, and as a result of the review access restrictions may apply. Please see the file lists and consult the archivist for more details.
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Additional material has been accessioned but not yet processed (as of February 2006: 73 cm., 1966-1983). Please consult the archivist for information about using these materials; restrictions may apply. Further accruals are expected.
Office name changes include:
Resources Office (1966 - 1982)
Development Office (1982 - 1998)
University Advancement (2000 - )
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 3 photographs located in F-53-1-2-0-22
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- Daminato, Cathy (Subject)
- Gill, Warren (Subject)
- Godin, Victor (Subject)
- Edgar, Dvorka (Subject)
- Clarke, Margaret (Subject)
- Nelson, Madeleine (Subject)
- Bean, Bill (Subject)
- Leach, Joy B. (Subject)
- Klassen, William (Subject)
- McRae, Ted (Subject)
- Hendy, Martin (Subject)
- Palmer, Wilford (Subject)
- Willett, Sandy (Subject)
- Wooley, M. (Subject)
- Hefelfinger, Jane (Subject)
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Finding aid prepared by Caitlin Webster, Frances Fournier, Ian Forsyth, Enid Britt, Sarah Cooper (January 1998).
Revised by Lisa Beitel (February 2006).
Updated by Marcia Beacham Fuller (July 2011).