TJ Rawlinson

Director of Development & Alumni Relations at Cardiff University

TJ Rawlinson is Director of Development and Alumni Relations.

The department works with academic and professional colleagues from across the University to raise financial support and to establish helpful connections. It facilitates other support and advocacy from a worldwide community of former Cardiff University students.

American by birth, TJ was educated at Dartmouth College (USA) including a study abroad year at University College London and at Oxford University. After meeting her British husband at Oxford, most of her professional career has been in the UK.

Most recently, she was the Director of Campaigns and Alumni Relations at the University of Bristol where she led their successful £100M cash Centenary Campaign, and developed a UK top four regular giving programme (measured both by income and alumni participation).

Her previous roles were as Development Director at University College Oxford, Head of Development Operations at English National Opera, and Major Gift Officer at the University at Albany (SUNY), USA.

Throughout TJ's career, she has also undertaken a range of strategic fundraising consultancy roles, with clients including Cambridge University and several Oxford colleges.

TJ is an active Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) presenter, and holds a Crystal Apple speaker award. She was until recently a trustee of Avon Scouts.


  • Director of Development & Alumni Relations

    Current role

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