In the past several years, academic health institutions have encountered declining university funding support and decreased competitive research grant funding.Ê In response to this reduced funding, numerous institutions have intensified their development programs. Physical therapy programs, public and private, across the United States are not immune to this trend. Many of these institutions do not have fully staffed development or foundation offices; thus, administrative leadership is increasingly asking department heads and program directors to engage in development and philanthropic activities. The speakers will outline how establishing an office of development within a school of allied health professions led by an assistant dean from the academic faculty can enhance development and facilitate external funding sources. Attendees will learn how an academic educatorÕs experience as a scientist, faculty member, and scientific administrator can be funneled into the establishment of development plans within and across multiple allied health programs. Presenters will discuss how this framework enhances academic health institutionsÕ common missions of education, research, and service, providing examples of strategic planning frameworks and integrated development plans. Educators will gain specific examples and current outcomes from strategically aligned development plans for both academic and clinical service areas.