When you make a gift to UB’s student emergency funds, you have an immediate, tangible impact on students in need and help our community remain strong. Some of UB’s most vulnerable students—those who rely on the university for food, income or housing—currently lack the resources that are critical to getting them through these difficult circumstances. You can support them through student emergency funds established in each of our academic units, as well as for student life, athletics and in our libraries.
"I became familiar with the emergency fund when a friend informed me of the fund after I lost my job due to COVID-19. The assistance I received allowed me to pay for my rent, and still be able to make on time payments for my other bills. This is a tough time where it can be hard to ask for help, especially financially. Thank you for donating your time and money to assisting myself and others in need, and for being there when I needed it the most." -Anonymous, master's program, social work
UB established this fund to help the members of our community, including faculty and UB alumni, working on the front line of this crisis in Western New York. Your contribution will support the critical efforts that are already underway and provide flexible funding that will enable us to quickly address the evolving needs in our community.
If you would like to discuss a gift or a pledge to one of UB’s emergency funds, please contact our University Advancement staff at email@example.com or 716-645-2925. Thank you for investing in UB, our students and our community.
Like every community at this time, the University at Buffalo is dealing with the challenges created by COVID-19. As we tackle the changing landscape of education, we are committed to supporting our students, who are the lifeblood of our university, and to remaining true to the tenets of Loyal Blue.
We are inspired by the number of alumni and friends who have asked how they can help UB support our students and community during these trying times. In response to these inquiries, we have created emergency funds that will allow you to contribute to the area of the university that matters most to you—whether funds for students from your school, a university-wide initiative or our efforts to stem the spread and impact of COVID-19 through the expertise of our faculty and UB-affiliated frontline healthcare workers. Wherever you choose to designate your gift, we are incredibly grateful for your generosity. Together we are #UBuffalo Strong.
“That we continue to uphold our mission and vision of excellence under such trying circumstances is nothing short of inspiring." -Satish K. Tripathi, President, University at Buffalo
Stay safe and learn from the comfort of your home by attending a webinar featuring members of the UB community as well as top alumni experts from around the globe.
Do you need or can you offer career help? If so, check out our Career Connector network for job listings, networking with alumni and other helpful tools.
The CARES Act is a stimulus plan that supports Americans through the Coronavirus pandemic. We've created a guide to help you understand what that means to you.