What We Do

The work of University Advancement is simple: to move Saint Joseph’s University’s excellence forward by enriching its future. We do this by establishing and deepening relationships with our alumni and friends, developing a culture of engagement and philanthropy among our supporters, and securing financial support for the University. Our Alumni Relations team remains connected with our alumni, offering networking and continuing education opportunities and a number of services that benefit Hawks long after graduation. Our Advancement teams work with our prospective and current donors, as well as foundations and corporations, to identify funding opportunities that support financial aid and scholarships for our students, new or enhanced academic and athletic programming and critical capital projects.

Meet the Team


"I’d like to thank the entire alumni community for placing their faith in me to lead the NAB. Since I got involved with the group, I’ve had the chance to work with some of our largest regional chapters. ... I find this work energizing.”

Frank Sharp ’67 Saint Joseph's University National Alumni Board President

Frank Sharp ’67

President, SJU National Alumni Board

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National Alumni Board

The National Alumni Board (NAB) is responsible for governing and directing the initiatives of the Saint Joseph’s University Alumni Association. In conjunction with the Office of Alumni Relations, the NAB facilitates strong connections and relationships among alumni, students, staff and friends of Saint Joseph’s University.

Make a difference in students' lives.