University of Michigan

Corporate Relations

The Office of Corporate Relations provides companies with a gateway to philanthropy through the University of Michigan. We maintain and establish strategic relationships with corporations. Our team focuses on identifying opportunities that advance the mission of both organizations.

We serve to provide a clear focus and ideal customer experience for our corporate partners, based on interest and opportunity, in areas such as:

  • Student Talent
  • Recruitment
  • Corporate Education
  • Strategic Giving

To learn more about how your company can benefit from a strategic giving program, contact Stella Wixom in the Office of Corporate Relations at We can assist you in creating a customized philanthropic program that aligns directly with your business objectives and boosts your company’s visibility at all U-M schools, colleges and campuses.

For sponsored research and licensing opportunities, please contact Bryce Pilz in the Corporate Research Alliances unit at

The Office of Corporate Relations, Formerly part of the Business Engagement Center (BEC)

  • The former Business Engagement Center, established in 2007, was jointly administered by the Office of Research and Office of University Development as the central U-M office for corporate engagement, including sponsored research, corporate philanthropy, talent, and recruitment.
  • Today, the Office of Corporate Relations is located within the U-M Office of University Development, and the Corporate Research Alliances unit is aligned with the U-M Office of Tech Transfer, part of the U-M Office of Research.

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