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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

President Miller chats with UA studentsThe Knight Foundation provides continued support for ZipsInvade and Zips 100 initiatives

Recent funding from The Knight Foundation will allow ZipsInvade and Zips 100 to continue their mission of encouraging University of Akron students to become informed and engaged in their local community.

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William and Margaret Semancik pose with scholarship recipientsSemancik endowments assist electrical engineering and nursing students

University of Akron students in the Department of Engineering and the School of Nursing will benefit from endowments created by UA alumni, William '77 and Margaret '76 Semancik.

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Philip Thomson plays new Steinway pianoMemorial gift that makes beautiful music

UA's School of Music is one piano closer to meeting its goal in reaching the prestigious designation as an All-Steinway School, thanks to a donation by Judy Dimengo, '72, '75.

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Parker HannifinEngineering students benefit from Parker Hannifin

Parker Hannifin's Motion and Control Lab provides enhanced learning opportunities for students in UA's College of Engineering.

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Norbert ThompsonBiology students receive support from alumnus Norbert Thompson

From scholarships to mentoring programs, The University of Akron is grateful to Norbert Thompson, '51, for his continued support of the Department of Biology and its students.

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