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
Dept/Program: Department of Development
Phone: 330-972-7608

Barbara Pizzute
Title: Sr. Executive Administrative Assistant & Coordinator Foundation Relations
Dept/Program: Department of Development
Phone: 330-972-5478

Contact Information

University of Akron Foundation