We Rise Together - The Campaign for The University of Akron
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

Joan Greenberg ’63

Greenberg fund for Bierce Library

The Joan M. Greenberg Endowed Fund for Bierce Library was established with an estate gift from Joan Greenberg to support UA’s Bierce Library.

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Dr. Jack Fellers '67

Donor Spotlight: Dr. Jack Fellers '67

A University of Akron donor for many years, Jack said gratitude to both UA and Dr. Morton spurred his estate gift to The University of Akron Foundation.

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Nadja Anne Prepetit-Barnett

Prepetit-Barnett scholarship for non-traditional students

The Nadja Anne Prepetit-Barnett Scholarship established by UA alumna Nadja Anne Prepetit-Barnett ’87, ’90, ’98, ’04 helps non-traditional students and those returning to college to prepare for new careers.

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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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