Bold Stories

This year, you and 14,167 other bold UB alumni and friends gave $2.2 million to the UB Fund and changed lives.

Thank you for opening doors

We’re proud of all that Loyal Blues accomplished. Your gifts created opportunities for our students to do, see and learn things beyond their wildest dreams. It’s how they saw the world, exchanged ideas, inspired action and took the lead.

Here are just a few of the ways your gifts came together to make life better here in Buffalo and around the globe:

Giving a hand up through scholarships.

Scholarship Support

600 students received financially critical scholarships

Building better places to learn.

Learning Spaces

$3,000 furnished a collaboration space for the School of Nursing

Working together across the globe.

Experiential Learning

16 students traveled to Haiti on a medical mission trip

Learning around the globe together.

New Technology

$19,000 helped develop an online class researching Bitcoin

Collectively, you've shown the world what a force the UB community can be when we come together for our students, our faculty and our world. Every year, 100 percent of the UB Fund is used to enhance the student experience. That’s why giving annually is so important. We couldn’t do it without you. Thank you.

Are you a Loyal Blue?

Your bold support means so much to UB students and the entire university community. As a Loyal Blue you will be recognized for your investment in our future, and we will help you stay connected to our traditions, informed of the latest university news, and in the loop on upcoming events.

Loyal Blue logo on a light blue background.

Changing Lives On Campus and Worldwide

UB continues to make life better every day, just as we have since 1846. We invite you to learn more about the vital role we play in improving everyday life and achieving extraordinary results—and discover how your gift can make a difference.

  • 9/4/19
    Family members of Samuel A. Caccamise (DDS '26) have gathered together to honor their father by giving a significant gift to name an operatory after him.
  • 8/20/19
    The University at Buffalo School of Management announces one of the largest cash gifts in the school’s history that will create the Kenneth W. Colwell Chair in Accounting and Law.
  • 6/20/19
    In memory of Paul, the Senese family has endowed the Department of Political Science with an ongoing award.
  • 6/19/19
    Larry and Leslie Zielinski started the fund with an endowment gift and add to it every year. Now they’ve committed to further funding through their estate plan.
  • 6/13/19
    Mario Rocci Jr. (BS ’76, PhD ’81) wants others to receive the support he received at UB.
  • 5/17/19
    Linda Edelman, BS ’66, PharmD, leaves a generous bequest.
  • 2/19/19
    For David Herer, CEL ’90, family is everything—it’s in the history of his company, the inspiration for his community involvement and the legacy he’s leaving at the UB School of Management.
  • 9/26/18
    Social work and management students collaborate to tackle pressing social problems.
  • 9/26/18
    For senior Boston Kistka, a summer semester in Australia’s Sunshine Coast changed her career direction.
  • 9/26/18
    Students in the School of Architecture and Planning are learning from—and rebuilding—the city around them

Progress to date

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.

Three campuses. 360 degrees.

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