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!

Featured Stories


Matching gift programs make giving ‘twice as nice’

Companies across the country match employee gifts to UA, significantly increasing scholarship monies. Read more


UA Foundation receives $260,000 in IRA rollovers

Alumni and friends from across the country took advantage of the extended Charitable Tax Rollover in 2014. Read more


Private funds drive growth of financial planning program

Director to recruit more, diverse students to meet industry demand. Read more


Engineering receives $1.25 million for scholarships, career center

The gift from the Fred A. Lennon Charitable Trust will allow the College to recruit and retain an even greater number of top engineering students. Read more


Ken Taylor invests in UA business students, is named Honorary Alumnus

A generous gift from the president of Ohio CAT will help provide students with the competitive edge they need to be successful. Read more

Story Archives

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