We Rise Together - The Campaign for The University of Akron

Department of Development


Your gift will support students, help us attract top faculty and enable us to build a more vibrant future for all.

Jason Render

‘SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT has lifted a weight off of my shoulders. Because of you, I'm able to focus fully on my coursework and my career. It has changed my life. Thank you!’

— Jason Render, a fourth-generation Zip

Joseph ’71 and Linda Gingo

Donor Spotlight: Joseph and Linda Gingo

Joseph and Linda Gingo establish historic gift to School of Law

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UA Campus Landmark Map-Phase 1

Explore UA landmarks

The campus landmark map shows the first 10 of 44+ park-like signs located throughout campus to identify named landmarks and green spaces.

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Dr. Beatrix Tugendhut Gardner and Dr. R. Allen Gardner sit and work with Washoe, their adopted chimpanzee.

Donor Spotlight: Dr. R. Allen Gardner

Through a generous gift from their estate for more than $5 million, Dr. Gardner has endowed The Cummings Center Endowed Fund, which will advance the mission of the Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology at The University of Akron.

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of first-time, first-generation students take out loans to finance education.
(five-year avg.)


of our undergrads are first-generation college students.


of our students remain in Northeast Ohio after graduation.

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