Annual Report 2019-2020

So the Music Never Stops

A world-class band needs everyone working toward a common goal—including supporters. That’s why Tom O’Connor, BS ’75, and other like-minded donors “banded together” to create the Marching Band Endowment Fund.

Thank you for your bold support

Our annual report highlights stories of generosity spurred by deep connections and inspired by the University at Buffalo’s mission and vision of excellence. 

I am incredibly proud of all that we have achieved—and will achieve—together. On behalf of our entire university community, thank you for your commitment to UB.

Theresa McCarthy.

A Focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

A foundation's gift is creating countless opportunities for indigenous people, and impacting lives throughout the community.

A law student addressing a judge in a mock trial.

Always Looking Forward

As one of the first female graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Law, Erma Hallett Jaeckle was distinctly ahead of her time.

Photo of Joseph P. Balthasar PhD in the research lab.

Supporting Research to Discover New Therapies

Joseph P. Balthasar PhD, is the newly named David and Jane Chu Chair in Drug Discovery and Development.

Creating a Peaceful Pocket Park for All to Enjoy

Russ Agrusa tells of the love story with his late wife, Paula Agrusa’s love story, which began at UB. His recent gift in her honor will provide an outdoor space on the North Campus for students to rest and reflect.

Caring for Her So She Can Care for Others

Furloughed from her job due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DNP candidate Marian Thompson is grateful for the funds she received, which supported her until she could get back to helping her patients.



made their first-ever gift to UB this year

The University at Buffalo Foundation is exceptionally grateful for your continued support, and we are proud to share our progress with you.



pledged $1 million or more to the campaign