Create your personal legacy at The University of Akron Foundation
In the Company of Visionaries
From University founder John R. Buchtel in 1870 to present-day philanthropists, individuals with foresight and generosity have played a key role in sustaining and enriching UA's future. These individuals are members of the 1870 Society, which recognizes alumni, retirees, faculty, staff, and all those who have named UA as a beneficiary of a planned gift.
The impact of planned gifts are everywhere on the UA campus — some more visible than others. There are named buildings, rooms, and tangible enhancements for all to see. There also are endowed funds and scholarships that quietly provide financial support to deserving students, fund fellowships or lectureships, and expand important programs. In all instances, planned gifts make lasting contributions to the UA student experience — and to student success.
We invite you to join the 1870 Society by making a lasting impact on future generations of UA students.
The University of Akron is profoundly grateful to alumni and friends who, through thoughtful estate planning, have made planned gifts to The University of Akron — helping to sustain and enrich the institution for future generations.
If you are considering a planned gift, please contact the Center for Gift and Estate Planning at 330-972-2819 or email Lia Jones, Esq. at LiaJones@uakron.edu. We are happy to assist you and/or your professional adviser.
If you have already included The University of Akron Foundation in your estate plans, please contact us! We would like the opportunity to thank you and to ensure your philanthropic wishes will be realized.
We highly recommend that you consult with your legal and tax advisors due to the complexity of estate planning and techniques that offer charitable tax benefits. Members of The University of Akron Foundation Center for Gift and Estate Planning are happy to assist you and your advisors.