The University receives funds from three sources -- tuition, state appropriations and private support. Although tuition and state monies provide a portion of the University's operating budget, they do not cover the average cost of educating a full-time student nor the monies needed for endowments, construction projects or renovations. There will always be more needs than those two sources can supply. Consequently, private support is vital to the continued growth and success of the University.
Unrestricted gifts can be used wherever needs are greatest, allowing the University the flexibility to address its most pressing needs.
Yes. You can specify which college, department, scholarship or specific fund you would like to receive your support.
Gifts to the University are 100% tax-deductible.
Matching gifts are made by employers in support of charitable gifts made by their employees to certain non-profit institutions such as universities. Many companies offer to match the gifts that their employees make to certain not-for-profit institutions and organizations such as universities. If you work for a company with a matching gift program, you provide your employer with information about your gift, and the company does the rest. Some companies extend matching gift privileges to include board members, retirees and employees' spouses. Check with your company's Human Resources Department for additional information and a matching gift form.
Yes. The University accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover.
Department of Development
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-2603
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Donors of planned gifts can receive a number of financial benefits from their gifts, depending on the type of gift made. Your financial commitment will have a direct impact on the University, allowing you to show your support in a very tangible way. We will be happy to work with you to ensure that your gift will be used exactly as you direct. Your planned gift will also qualify you for membership in the Society for Tomorrow. For more information, contact Kate Bame, Director of Development, Center for Gift and Estate Planning, at 330-972-8501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many alumni and friends are not able to make a major gift presently, due to any number of factors. A gift planned to mature at some point later in time allows the University to move forward, secure in the knowledge that the funds will be available at a future date. For many donors, the planned gift that will mature many years in the future may be larger than any outright gifts they could make.
There are several types of planned or deferred gifts, and the one that is most appropriate for you depends on a number of factors, such as the size of the gift, the age of the beneficiary/beneficiaries, the amount of income needed and the length of time income is needed. For more specific information, contact Kate Bame, Director of Development, Center for Gift and Estate Planning, at 330-972-8501 or email@example.com.
Yes. The University will respect your desire for anonymity and will not disclose your gift if that is your desire. You can discuss your gift confidentially with a development professional. You may contact the Department of Development at 330-972-7238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gifts to benefit multiple areas within the University can be handled easily. Please discuss your needs with one of our development professionals or contact the Department of Development at 330-972-7238 or email@example.com.