Giving Opportunities

A gift to the UAB School of Dentistry can take many configurations. It can be a check to the Excellence in Alabama Dentistry Fund, a gift of stock to establish a charitable gift annuity, or a bequest from your estate to benefit one of our departments. Through your generosity, you are part of the legacy of touching lives and maintaining the school’s margin of excellence. Below are a few examples. For more information on all giving opportunities and funds, please contact J. Scott Huffman, Executive Director of Development at (205) 934-3601 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Endowed Chair - $1,500,000
An endowed chair is among the most prestigious and meaningful gifts that can be made to or accepted by an academic institution. An endowed chair may support a faculty member’s salary, or other expenses as the endowment agreement permits.

Endowed Professorship - $500,000
This type of endowment provides income that may be used for a portion of the salary and fringe benefits of the holder, who may also use the honorary title associated with the professorship.

Endowed Visiting Professorship - $250,000
This endowment brings a visiting professor to UAB Dentistry. This distinguished lecturer comes to UAB with skills and knowledge from another arena to share with peers on our campus.

Endowed Research Fund - $100,000
Endowed research funds provide income to support research in the discipline or area of interest as stipulated in the agreement with the donor.

Endowed Lectureship - $75,000
An endowed lectureship is used to bring a distinguished scholar to the UAB Dentistry each year to lecture on a particular subject or in a specific discipline.

Endowed Scholarship - $25,000

Endowed Program Support Fund - $25,000
An endowed program support fund may be designated to benefit one of our departments or programs. Fund may be used for general support, purchase equipment or supplies, student awards, or other expenses as the endowment agreement permits. An endowed support fund may also be converted in the future to a professorship or chair.

Capital Improvements
The School is continually improving its physical structure and technology. There are a variety of school-wide and departmental renovation projects you may choose to support.

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