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Welcome, Alumni and Friends!

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

The department mission is to strengthen and advance the relationships between the University and its alumni, friends and students. It is through these connections that the University and its constituencies are enriched and supported.

Support of the University's mission, whether in the form of a gift or by continued involvement with UA, yields an unparalleled return on investment for our many benefactors. Often, through these lasting relationships, alumni and friends of the University deepen and enrich their ties to UA and to the students the institution serves.

We invite you to explore the many opportunities that UA has to offer to our alumni and friends!


Featured Stories

Sherwin-Williams CEO headlines Goodyear-sponsored forum at UA, addresses students

Christopher M. Connor passes along his advice on being an outstanding leader. Hint: Think ZIPS! Read more.

Family of William C. Sheavly ’50 honors his life with gift to UA

Donation is designated as the first gift toward UA’s newly established BRIDGE Scholarships. Read more.

UA's Fisher Institute welcomes Premier Corporate Partners

Partnerships benefit both corporations and students, as the Institute develops the next generation of sales professionals. Read more.

Fellowship honors a father's lifework, propels UA research in biomaterials

Rob and Mimie Helm feel this fund is "one of the most impactful charitable contributions" they have made. Read more.

Donors to PNC Scholarship Challenge contribute to student success at UA

Gifts raise $634,000 for deserving freshmen who will enter The University of Akron in the fall of 2014. Read more.

Story Archives

 Read how others support UA and learn how you can do the same.


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