The University of Akron Foundation was incorporated in 1966 and is organized and operated exclusively for the benefit of the University of Akron. Specifically, as a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization, the UA Foundation receives gifts on behalf of UA, manages and invests established funds, and administers them in accordance with donor wishes.

Alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations have a deep interest in supporting The University of Akron. To this goal, as the gift-receiving entity of the University, the UA Foundation has provided many new opportunities for students and faculty to grow and excel. Imparting tens of millions of dollars in student financial aid, lectureships, professorships, chairs, instructional grants, equipment funds, landscape improvements, and many other important initiatives, the UA Foundation is a vital part of supporting The University of Akron’s stature as a leading public university.

For more information on gift giving opportunities the UA Foundation, please see the Department of Development site.

The UA Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors and special committees who safeguard and manage its assets. These individuals are leaders in businesses and civic organizations throughout the Akron community.

Kim Cole
Vice President, Advancement
Executive Director, Foundation
Dept/Program: Department of Development
Phone: (330) 972-7608
Amy Hall
Senior Executive Administrative Assistant & Coordinator, Foundation Relations
Dept/Program: Department of Development
Phone: (330) 972-5478

UA Foundation Meetings Calendar

2024 UA Foundation Meetings Calendar 
February 21                                  Investment Committee 
March 6                                         Executive Committee 
March 13                                       Gift & Estate Planning Committee 
March 20                                       Stewardship & Women in Philanthropy 
April 3                                            College-Centered Committee 
April 24                                          Spring Meeting 
May 15                                           Investment Committee 
June 26                                          On Directors Committee 
June 26                                          Executive Committee 
August 21                                      Investment Committee 
September 4                                Gift & Estate Planning Committee 
September 11                              Executive Committee 
September 18                              Stewardship & Women in Philanthropy 
October 23                                   Annual Meeting 
November 6                                 College-Centered Committee 
November 20                               Investment Committee 
December 11                               Executive Committee 

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