Planned Giving
1870 Society
The 1870 Society was created in appreciation and celebration of the many alumni and friends of The University of Akron who have remembered the University through a bequest in a will or trust, beneficiary designation on a retirement plan or life insurance policy, life income arrangements, or other planned gifts.

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Donor Stories
Meet our donors and see how planned gifts have made a lasting, significant impact on The University of Akron and its students.


Charitable Gift Annuity
A charitable gift annuity is a great way you can make a gift to our organization and benefit. You transfer your cash or appreciated property to our organization in exchange for our promise to pay you fixed payments (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life.


The University of Akron Foundation's Bequest and Beneficiary Designation Language

The University of Akron Foundation is the tax-exempt charitable arm of The University of Akron.

Bequests in your estate plan and beneficiary designations should be directed in writing to:

The University of Akron Foundation
Akron, OH 44325-2603
(Federal Tax ID: 34-6575496)


We/I give [$__ or __%] to The University of Akron Foundation, Akron, Ohio, 44325-2603, (Federal Tax ID: 34-6575496), designated in support of _________________ (formal name of endowment, program, or cause).

If you have named the UA Foundation as a beneficiary of a gift through your estate plans or a beneficiary designation, please let us know. We would like to celebrate your gift and invite you to join the 1870 Society. If you have not done so, please complete the non-binding statement of intent and mail or email to our office so that we may ensure your wishes are realized.

Statement of Intent

Creating your Legacy

In making your bequest or in designating the University of Akron Foundation as a beneficiary of an asset or account, please keep in mind The University of Akron's Center for Gift and Estate Planning is happy to work with you and your attorney to craft language that defines your philanthropic foals and to find opportunities to blend your charitable goals with the good work that the University is doing.

Planned gifts help Akron students rise to their highest potential. Your commitment now elevates this university and future generations of Zips. Thank you for considering an investment in their success. We rise together.

Kimberly M. Cole
Vice President, Advancement
Executive Director, UA Foundation