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THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT

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

Bruce W. Alumnus Bruce Rogers Sets Example of Leadership

The 1956 graduate directed a planned gift to UA, ensuring that talented freshmen could pursue their dreams in mechanical engineering - much the same way he did.

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Charles Bittner and a Ventrac tractorAkron Baseball makes dramatic return, aided by Skeeles Family Gift

The renovation of the UA baseball stadium’s playing surface is being supported by Bill Skeeles ’77, who played baseball for his alma mater, and his wife Mary.

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Charles Bittner and a Ventrac tractorZippy receives spirited endowed scholarship

The James R. and Phyllis C. Berry “Zippy” Endowed Scholarship will help provide scholarships for UA students who bring Zippy to life, thanks to alumni couple James and Phyllis Berry, both of the Class of 1939.

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Pauline Franks 1973Alumnus establishes bequest to assist UA’s first-generation college students

Ron Andrea ’68, ’71 knows firsthand the obstacles faced by students who are the first in their families to attend college. After all, he was one – and a scholarship made all the difference. Now Ron and his wife, Patricia, will help students just like him reach their academic dreams at UA – and change the world!

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