About the Foundation
The Miami University Foundation was established in 1948. Since its inception, the Foundation’s mission has been to support educational and research activities of Miami University and, to this end, to receive, invest and steward contributions for the financial support and benefit of the University in accordance with University policy and donor specifications.
Through the years, the Foundation has matured into a not-for-profit organization that has instituted best practices for foundations affiliated with public universities. Its Board of Directors continues to monitor those practices and procedures in order to improve continually the operations of the Foundation. Accordingly, the Board has adopted a formal committee structure, which currently includes these ongoing committees: Audit and Finance, Communications, Development, Governance, Investment, Spending, Stewardship, and Trust & Gift Annuities. The Foundation Board of Directors has also grown in size and expanded its diversity so that the Foundation can better fulfill its mission.
The Foundation Board of Directors works primarily with the Division of University Advancement. It advises and assists the Division in its fundraising, development and stewardship efforts on behalf of the University and the Foundation.