Wayne State University has a wealth of resources that include research expertise, business development programs and eager-to-learn students. Corporations seeking to invest in and partner with the university help to advance their industry by supporting innovation and training for generations of professionals and leaders.

The Corporate and Foundation Relations team works to ensure that the goals of businesses and industry partners, as well as the academic and research missions of the schools and colleges, move forward. The team encourages corporate partners to visit campus and meet with faculty members, researchers and staff.

Together Wayne State University and its corporate partners can advance learning opportunities in higher education, engage in dynamic research and strengthen the economic engine in Detroit and southeastern Michigan.

To learn more about Wayne State University's funding priorities and areas for partnership, contact the Corporate and Foundation Relations team.

Heidi Coates
Assistant Vice President, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Julianne Bjarnesen
Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Julie Burtch
Director, Foundation Relations

DeJuan Woods
Director, Corporate Relations

Gayle McAleenan
Foundation Relations Officer

Cherisse Montgomery
Corporate Relations Officer

Andrea Mahone
Prospect Research Analyst
Fax: 313-577-6489

Lynne-Marie Lile
Development Associate
Fax: 313-577-6489