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

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Cline family helps student-athletes by creating leadership academy

The academy will provide coaches and staff the tools to make a difference in the lives and careers of UA student-athletes.

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Mercury Plastics funds diversity and inclusion efforts in the College of Engineering

The $15,000 donation will support the College’s diversity and inclusion programs and fund the Mercury Plastics Scholarship, an award given to a student member of the Increasing Diversity in Engineering Academics (IDEAs) Program or Women in Engineering Program.

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Northeast Ohio business community supports student development

The Anthony J. Alexander Professional Development Center that will serve as a one-stop training spot for students in the College of Business Administration – developing business students into confident young professionals and future star employees.

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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.