Our Purpose. The Antelope Valley Community College District has established the Office of Advancement to leverage our external relations in support of Antelope Valley College students. The primary core disciplines of educational advancement are alumni relations, communications and marketing and development (fundraising).
Advancement is a systematic, integrated method of managing relationships in order to increase an educational institution's support from its key outside constituents, including alumni and friends, government policy makers, the media, members of the community, and philanthropic entities of all types.
What is Development?
The purpose of the Development function within Advancement is to provide administration for the Foundation and carry out the fundraising and alumni/community outreach functions of the College.
The scope of our responsibility includes:
- working with the campus community to determine institutional fundraising goals;
- coordinating, managing and implementing college fundraising efforts and
- building a community of alumni and friends.
Development at educational institutions encompasses a sophisticated and comprehensive program of annual giving, campaigns, major gifts and planned giving. While alumni annual giving and remains the cornerstone of the development function, other sources of funding include corporations, foundations, trustees, faculty and staff, parents and current students.
All donations/gifts to AVC must be given through the AVC Foundation, the non-profit 501(c)3 established to legally accept tax-deductible contributions in support of the college.