Welcome, Alumni and Friends!

The University of Akron is grateful for the generous support it receives from alumni, friends, corporations and foundations. The support enables the University to achieve its goals, including funding scholarships, fellowships, professorships, campus renovations, new facilities and much more.

The mission of Development is to strengthen and advance the University’s relationship with its alumni, friends and students. It is through these connections that both the University and its constituencies are enriched.

Whether in the form of a gift or through involvement, supporting the University yields an unparalleled return on investment for many benefactors, creating deep and lasting ties to the University – and to the students the institution serves.

You are invited to explore the many opportunities that UA offers alumni and friends to get involved and make a difference!

Donor Stories


Standout business alumni honored with Simonetti award

From leading the financial strategy at Under Armour to serving as a partner with the law firm Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, alumni are making their mark. Read more


Why I give to UA: David M. Gausman

By establishing a charitable remainder unitrust, Gausman secured life income for himself and financial assistance for UA students. Read more


Judge Harold White ’52 ruled in favor of supporting UA

For nearly five decades, Judge White and his wife, alumna Jeanette Murie White, were UA benefactors, establishing scholarships to help students succeed. Read more


Grateful alumnus establishes scholarship to honor retired UA professor

A gift from Richard A. Ciccarone honors the legacy of beloved professor Dr. Yong H. Cho – and assists students and programs in PAUS. Read more


Local students to showcase skills at UA-hosted Science Olympiad

Time Warner Cable is funding the March 14 competition, which will bring nearly 600 students to the UA campus for science, math, technology, and engineering contests. Read more

Story Archives

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