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


Honors College named for alumni couple

The Williams Honors College recognizes Dr. Gary B. and Pamela S. Williams, who met at UA and became distinguished alumni, generous donors, and beloved community advocates.Read more


Cash gift, future life insurance gift create safety net for UA students

Dr. Loren Hoch, a UA retiree, chooses to honor his late wife with a gift that will help future UA students. Read more


Conference room named for Dr. Beyer

Honor recognizes William H. Beyer, Ph.D., for his longtime service to UA, as well as his generous contributions to student success. Read more


Kashkaris establish scholarship for female engineering students

Jobs for female engineers will dominate the future, according to the Kashkaris, who created a scholarship for women in electrical engineering. Read more


Alumnus' bequest creates legacy, supports team he cherished

A gift from James P. Hinson will assist students and ensure he forever will play a part in the success of the men's soccer program. Read more

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