Support & Funding

All speaker honoraria and production expenses for the Distinguished Speakers Series are covered by the following:

  • Ticket sales
  • Support provided voluntarily by student governments using their student activity fees to purchase lecture tickets for distribution to students
  • Sponsorships directed to the series by our university and community partners
  • The Donald L. Davis Lectureship Fund and the James Fenton Lecture Foundation, two endowments created exclusively to support the series

No state funds, Research Foundation funds, tuition dollars, or general gifts to the university or UB Foundation are used to support the program.

Sponsors are listed throughout this website, where appropriate.