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!

Donor Stories


Alumnus' bequest creates legacy, supports team he cherished

A gift from James P. Hinson will assist students and ensure he forever will play a part in the success of the men's soccer program. Read more


Women's Committee supports Marching Band

A gift from the organization continues a six-decade tradition of supporting students at The University of Akron.Read more


Standout business alumni honored with Simonetti award

From leading the financial strategy at Under Armour to serving as a partner with the law firm Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, alumni are making their mark. Read more


Why I give to UA: David M. Gausman

By establishing a charitable remainder unitrust, Gausman secured life income for himself and financial assistance for UA students. Read more


Judge Harold White ’52 ruled in favor of supporting UA

For nearly five decades, Judge White and his wife, alumna Jeanette Murie White, were UA benefactors, establishing scholarships to help students succeed. Read more

Story Archives

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

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