The University of Akron Foundation was incorporated in 1966 and is organized and operated exclusively for the benefit of the University of Akron. Specifically, as a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization, the UA Foundation receives monies on behalf of the UA, manages and invests those funds, and administers them in accordance with donor wishes.
Alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations have a deep interest in supporting the University of Akron. To this goal, as the gift-receiving “arm" of the University, the UA Foundation has provided many new opportunities for students and faculty to grow and excel. Imparting tens of millions of dollars in student financial aid, lectureships, professorships, chairs, instructional grants, equipment funds, landscape improvements, and many other important programs, the UA Foundation is a vital part of supporting The University of Akron’s goal in becoming the leading public university in Northern Ohio.
For more information on gift giving opportunities to the UA and the UA Foundation, please see the Department of Development site.
The UA Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors and special committees who safeguard and manage its assets. Many are leaders in the business and professional community, contributing their time and expertise to ensure a bright future for The University of Akron.