Strategic Direction 4: Elevate Public and Private Partnerships
Pittsburgh Technical College will establish and strengthen partnerships with local, regional, and national public and private affiliations to contribute to the community’s growth and carry out the vision and mission of the college.
SD #4 Work Group
Philanthropy is not about the money. It’s about using whatever resources
you have at your fingertips and applying them to improving the world.
– Melinda Gates
Pittsburgh Technical College will expand the role of the Advancement and Development Office to include Chief of Staff to the President.
- Reimagine institutional role for the Office of Institutional Advancement and Development.
- Expand the role to incorporate grant development and management, legislative outreach, and stakeholder development into core objectives.
- At the direction of the President, independently create ongoing partnerships that align and amplify the vision and mission of Pittsburgh Technical College.
- Broaden and deepen constituent engagement with the College by developing more meaningful relationships with alumni, friends, and students.
- Expand philanthropic support to Pittsburgh Technical College, raising $5 million annually by 2025 for PTC’s students, faculty, and core institutional priorities.
Pittsburgh Technical College will expand stakeholder and partnership engagement to include grant solicitation, articulation, and partnership development.
- Set and achieve target grant solicitation and acquisition of at least $500,000 annually.
- In partnership with the Division of Academic Affairs, the Division of Student Affairs will cultivate partnerships with local school districts to collaborate on college-bound, college readiness, and pathway initiatives.
- In partnership with the Board of Trustees Governance and Policy Committee and the Office of the President, establish the Pittsburgh Technical College Foundation and support the identification of members.
- Protect and promote Pittsburgh Technical College’s reputation through a proactive approach to issues management.
- In collaboration with Marketing and Communications, identify and increase the circulation and saturation of positive stories in regional, national, and international media.
Identify funding to support plans for institutional growth in support of the enrollment and retention of, and program completion by, diverse student populations.
- Identify and solicit for equitable access, opportunity, and success for students from diverse backgrounds.
- Develop funding requests to support the enrollment, retention, and completion needs of students to include the development of a Student Health and Wellness Center.
- Strengthen ongoing relationships with alumni, donors, and friends through advancement engagement activities.
- Expand and improve all institutional advancement events to strategically engage key constituents.
- Develop a comprehensive fundraising strategy anchored to core institutional priorities, and improve donor retention through focused donor relations and stewardship strategies.
Identify and grow partnerships with donors who align with the vision, mission, and values of Pittsburgh Technical College.
- Create a strategic fundraising plan for Pittsburgh Technical College, to include expansion of institutional capacity.
- Increase awareness of and advocacy for Pittsburgh Technical College, resulting in recognition of PTC’s teaching, learning, and service excellence.
- Increase the quantity of principal, major, annual, and first-time gifts by employing innovative fundraising strategies.
- Improve giving rates among key constituent groups, including alumni, parents, corporations, and foundations, through particular attention to their unique characteristics.
- Begin planning for a major fundraising campaign to align with Pittsburgh Technical College’s 75th anniversary and presidential inauguration.