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

UA Foundation Meetings Calendar

August 17, 2022
Investment Committee
August 23, 2022
Executive Committee
September 14, 2022
Gift and Estate Planning Committee
September 15, 2022
Executive Committee
September 21, 2022
Stewardship and Women in Philanthropy
October 19, 2022
Annual Meeting
November 9, 2022
College-Centered Committee
November 16, 2022
Investment Committee

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