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!

Featured Stories


Ken Taylor invests in UA business students, is named Honorary Alumnus

A generous gift from the president of Ohio CAT will help provide students with the competitive edge they need to be successful. Read more


Lubrizol Foundation funds renovation of chemistry laboratory

Gift funds complete overhaul of an advanced teaching lab. Read more


Sean Hennessy ’80 earns CFO honor

Crain's Cleveland Business recognizes UA alumnus, who holds top financial post at Sherwin-Williams. Read more


Dominion Foundation awards grant to UA

Corrosion Engineering Technology students to benefit from new equipment. Read more


Alumni help bring prestigious science lecture to UA campus

Drs. Fu-Tyan and Fu-mei C. Lin, proud of their UA education, are instrumental in Pittcon's selection of UA as the site for one of its world-renowned chemistry lectures. Read more

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