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.


Gift Information & Contact

Our Staff
Kimberly M. Zebedis Kimberly M. Zebedis
Executive Director, Center for Gift and Estate Planning
The University of Akron Foundation
Phone: (330) 972-2819
Email: [email protected]

Michele Novachek Michele Novachek
Coordinator, Center for Gift and Estate Planning
The University of Akron Foundation
Phone: (330) 972-7173
Email: [email protected]
The University of Akron Foundation
302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH 44325-2603
Telephone: 330-972-7173

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