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Our World

Here, we proudly fuel the creation and growth of vibrant, modern, healthy and inclusive communities in Buffalo and around the globe.

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From promoting clean air in Buffalo to documenting vanishing languages in Cameroon, UB’s impact is felt in every neighborhood throughout Western New York, and on every continent around the globe.

Buffalo: Our Home, Our Town, Our Pride

Walk down any street in Buffalo, and you will quickly see evidence of UB’s unequaled impact—from new buildings and jobs to healthier children and happier families. We are proud to be fully invested in the City of Good Neighbors, and we will continue to strengthen the economy and improve life in communities throughout Western New York.

Learning Locally, Sharing Globally

The challenges facing Buffalo—from health inequities and infant mortality to limited employment opportunities and aging infrastructure—are not unique to our region. So, as we put our research and knowledge to work right here in Buffalo, we also advance our research worldwide, taking what we learn here and scaling it up to share around the world.

Your Investment Will Change Buffalo And The World Beyond

  • Play a critical role in Buffalo’s urban growth and development that lead to economic prosperity.
  • Contribute to clean, high-tech jobs and a healthier environment by providing access to experts and facilities.
  • Support businesses—and enhance the student experience—by matching talented student interns and capable graduates with placements where they can make a meaningful difference.
  • Grow local and regional start-ups by devising and promoting more effective ways to license and transfer UB discoveries and innovations.
  • Produce additional advances in child survival, growth and development; noncommunicable diseases and disabilities; and refugee health and well-being.
  • Prevent and cure infectious diseases and more by developing new drugs and vaccines.
  • Improve community health care by expanding our free dental care in Buffalo—and abroad.
What will it take? $100 million.

A $100 million investment in our programs will mean more of the innovation, discovery and culture that makes life better in Buffalo, and across the globe.

UB Fund: Immediate Support for Students

When you give to the UB Fund, your gift today is made available to help support students today. It’s that immediate. Giving to the UB Fund helps ensure our students have everything they need to become thoughtful global citizens, with 100 percent of gifts used to enhance the student experience, including crucial support for research, study abroad, student emergencies and community service opportunities.

What will it take?

Our goal: $650 million

We have already made great progress. Now, we are asking you—our alumni, our friends and our community—to show the world what UB means to you.

Your investment in UB will make a difference, whether you support a scholarship for one UB student, endow a professor who will inspire thousands, or fund a cancer cure that saves the lives of millions. This is our bold promise to you.