UA social justice fund receives anonymous $1 million estate gift commitment
This commitment represents the largest gift to the Office of Multicultural Development in University of Akron history. The Office of Multicultural Development Social Justice Fund was established in 2021 to support the office’s efforts in providing wrap-around services to UA students of color in their pursuit of college degrees and on into professional life.
“This generous donation will support our efforts in recruitment, retention and advancement of students of diverse backgrounds, particularly those who are underrepresented at UA,” says Dr. Sheldon Wrice, UA’s vice president of inclusion and equity and chief diversity officer. “This will be of great assistance as we carry out the primary mandate of this office to cultivate, sustain and enhance the requisite environment for diversity and multiculturalism on campus.”
In addition to their estate gift, the donors have committed to annual gifts to the Office of Multicultural Development Social Justice Fund that will be available for immediate use. This University is grateful for their investment in Office of Multicultural Development and the students it serves.