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

Dr. Siamak Farhad (right) is training UA student, Michala Dauterman (left), on a CNC machine.

Swagelok gift supports the Center for Precision Manufacturing

Swagelok is a partner in The Timken Foundation Center for Precision Manufacturing in the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. The Center is a research hub for UA faculty and graduate students to develop new finishing technologies for the manufacturing industry.

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female engineering students pose on steps with a sign reading - Women in Engineering

UA diversity initiatives receive support from Mercury Plastics

Mercury Plastics, a division of Masco, supports diversity initiatives at The University of Akron. Mercury has been an ardent supporter of the Women in Engineering and IDEA’s programs since 2019 when they established the Mercury Plastic Scholarship.

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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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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.

We lift our people. We elevate this place. We live up to our promises.