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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

Norbert ThompsonBiology students receive support from alumnus Norbert Thompson

From scholarships to mentoring programs, The University of Akron is grateful to Norbert Thompson, '51, for his continued support of the Department of Biology and its students.

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Matt Kaulig'96Alumnus Matt Kaulig and team ensured golf outing's success

Every year, the Summer Jamboree Golf Outing is filled with opportunities for fun and fellowship for alums and former teammates. Matt Kaulig '96 and the Kaulig Companies once again were title sponsor of this great event.

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Jason J. SpindlerTragedy inspires establishment of scholarship to benefit MBA students

Jason J. Spindler dedicated his life to serving developing communities, and he strongly believed education positively impacted the future of the people he served. Recently, a scholarship was established by an anonymous donor to honor Jason and provide financial assistance to an MBA student.

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Mary C. VerdericoVerderico scholarship helps student in need

In 2009, The Verderico family created The Mary C. Verderico Family Endowed Scholarship to honor the matriarch of their family. Today, the scholarship continues to assist current UA students.

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