$1 Billion Campaign for UAB Reaches Halfway MarkMore than 74,000 donors have contributed to support diverse initiatives across the institution.A Lasting LegacyFriends and family honor Dr. William B. Deal with an endowed medical scholarship.Supporting Diabetes ResearchDove Family Foundation’s latest donation supports UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center.A Gift from (and for) the HeartUnited Therapeutics Corporation gives to establish an endowed professorship in pulmonary vascular disease.New Lease on LifeGifts to UAB’s Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Clinic enhance the patient care experience.Collat School of Business Sets Impressive ExampleThe faculty and staff of the Collat School of Business have displayed a standard of giving that is exactly what The Campaign for UAB is all about, working together to make UAB the best.Anonymous Gifts Make a DifferenceGifts with no name attached can have as big an impact on programs, students, and research at UAB as any other gifts.Vettes-4-VetsAn Alabama veterans organization gives back by supporting military students at UAB.UAB Recognizes Clinical Nutrition Pioneer WeinsierA portrait unveiling, hosted in the Susan Mott Webb Nutrition Sciences Building, was well attended by family, friends, and former colleagues of Weinsier who passed away in 2002.Young Supporters Fund Young ResearcherProceeds from the annual Fiesta Ball, sponsored by the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center's Young Supporters Board, are used to fund grants for young cancer researchers at UAB.A Boost for Men’s BasketballA matching gift challenge leads to a beautiful new locker room facility.
A Gift That Expands KnowledgeThe Joel E. Johnson Sr. family invests in UAB dystonia research.Fiesta Ball Helps Fund Cancer ResearchersSave the date for the 2014 Fiesta Ball!Off to a Good StartDonors are changing everything by making a record amount of gifts online.UAB’s Quinlan Receives Ireland Prize for Scholarly DistinctionUAB Professor of English Kieran Quinlan, Ph.D., has been named the winner of the 2014 Caroline P. and Charles W. Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction.Songs for Sight Lauded by Sight Savers AmericaA successful fund-raising event, imagined and organized by Alie B. Gorrie, receives well-deserved recognition.Featheringill Gift Funds FellowshipThe generosity of Carolyn and the late Bill Featheringill continues to have a positive impact on students at UAB.Collat School of Business Honors Program Student Learns and ServesSeveral anonymous donors who wished to help survivors of the April 2011 tornadoes are providing a service learning opportunity for business students.BCRFA Makes Annual Gift to UAB Comprehensive Cancer CenterThe Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) is making a donation of $500,000 this year to UAB for cancer research.Kirklin Leads by ExampleJames K. Kirklin, M.D., is supporting research at the UAB School of Medicine through the Faculty and Staff Campaign.Be Our Friend!—Five Ways to Follow The Campaign for UABWe’re opening our hearts to you about The Campaign for UAB as we celebrate Valentine’s Day and observe American Heart Month. Here are five ways you can connect with us and feel the love.UAB Collat School of Business Receives Important GiftThe UAB Collat School of Business recently received a $125,000 gift from Amy and Duane Donner for its Healthcare Leadership Academy.Advanced RenovationA gift from Oral Arts Dental Laboratories sparks an update of the third-floor student lab at the UAB School of Dentistry.Major BCRFA Gift Enables Groundbreaking Breast Cancer ResearchThe Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) has presented its largest donation yet, $550,000, to the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.Meet Students, Faculty Featured in New UAB PromosA music student. A nursing professor. An infectious diseases expert. They are among the stars of UAB’s newest TV commercials. Discover what they do when the cameras aren’t rolling—and find out how they use knowledge to change the world.UAB’s New Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts Opens to the PublicThe UAB College of Arts and Sciences will open its new Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts to the public Thursday, Jan. 16.Herschell Lee Hamilton, M.D., Honored by FamilyThe Herschell Lee Hamilton, M.D., Endowed Medical Scholarship was established this fall during the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham civil rights movement.PNC Bank Awards Grants to Expand UAB Business Students’ Community ReachThe UAB Collat School of Business has been awarded two grants that will continue its community work and launch a program that introduces high schoolers to business careers.UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences Honors Distinguished Alumni and FriendsCampaign supporters Gail and Jeffrey Bayer received the Friend of the College Award.Give Something, Change Everything: The Campaign for UAB Is UnderwayThe Campaign for UAB kicked off in October. Learn about our ambitious plans in this video.UAB School of Optometry Dedicates Plaza to Mother of SupporterThrough a gift to the School of Optometry, UAB supporters Marsha and Don Hire honored his mother, Francis Lee Hire.School of Health Professions Honors Hiett, ShmerlingThe Debbie and Jim Shmerling Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Tee Hiett was dedicated at a special ceremony on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.Plans in Motion to Restore “Complex Vision” at Callahan Eye HospitalMore than 35 years later, a donor's generosity is still making an impact.UAB Supporters Honored on National Philanthropy DayIn recognition of National Philanthropy Day on November 15th, 2013, we would like to thank you for supporting The Campaign for UAB. Your commitment to UAB has helped us change our community and world for the better.UAB SON Opens Barrett Brock MacKay Florence Nightingale ExhibitRick and Barrett MacKay, along with the Harry B. and Jane H. Brock Foundation, donated the lead gift to name the Barrett Brock MacKay Florence Nightingale Exhibit.UAB School of Health Professions Dedicates New Building AdditionMike Williams and Jon Vice serve as co-chairs of the SHP Building Campaign Committee.Collat School of Business Unveils Sign at CelebrationCampus, Supporters Celebrate New Sign Unveiling
UAB Faculty/Staff Campaign Underway
UAB Faculty and Staff Give Back to Support Landmark CampaignMcCoins Honor Twins through School of Nursing Support
A couple's loving tribute turns tragedy into legacy.Collat School of Business Dean Starts Faculty/Staff Campaign
An inspired leader seeks to inspire others to give.PNC Bank Sponsors ASC, Champions Club, Business Programs
Learn how a bank is reinvesting in the community through UAB.Joe Gordon Supports Palliative CareA charitable remainder trust will provide support for those who are unable to afford the costs of palliative care.Gordon Ball Contributes to Heart and Lung Research
Ball's generous gift was inspired by the quality of care he received at UAB and the compassion and humanity he encountered along the way.The Campaign for UAB Kicks OffUAB has publicly launched its largest-ever and most comprehensive fund-raising campaign with the theme “Give Something, Change Everything.”Warren Family Funds Fight Against Age-Related Disorders
Faculty excellence is supported through the creation of a chair.Bayers Name Atrium in the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts at UABA passion for the arts and inspiration from community leaders inspires a meaningful gift.Scholarship Endowed, Named for Professor Emeritus in OptometryDr. Jimmy Bartlett Endowed Alumni Optometry Scholarship is approved.Endowed Research Funds EstablishedThe Bourge-Kirklin Endowed Research Fund in Mechanical Circulatory Support is among several research funds approved by the board this fall.Endowed Awards and Scholarships EstablishedBoard approves the Helen and Murphy Evans Endowed Medical Scholarship among others at fall meeting.Facebook Donates Recovered Money to UAB Cybercrime Group
UAB Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research receives a facelift thanks to Facebook.KBR $100k Gift Will Help School of Engineering Deliver Best Safety Practices Worldwide
A gift to the School of Engineering supports specialized program.Endowed Support Fund for Cancer Patients EstablishedThe University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the Sylvia Aaron Endowed Support Fund for Cancer Patients, which helps offset the cost of treatment for patients of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center who are facing demonstrable financial hardship.Endowed Student Award in Education Established
The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the Dr. Lydia L. Alexander Endowed Student Award in Education during its meeting June 14, 2013. Alexander joined UAB in 1974 and served in numerous academic units including six years as assistant dean in the School of Education. She secured more than $3 million in extramural funding for federal grant programs at UAB before her retirement in 1998.Support Fund for Infectious Diseases Endowed
The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the C. Glenn Cobbs Endowed Support Fund in Infectious Diseases, named for the professor emeritus in the UAB School of Medicine who provided founding leadership to the Division of Infectious Diseases.Endowed Scholarship in Medicine EstablishedThe University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the Herschell Lee Hamilton, M.D., Endowed Scholarship in Medicine, which will support African-American students in the UAB School of Medicine who have demonstrated academic promise and financial need. Hamilton was the first board-certified African-American general surgeon in the area when he moved to Birmingham in 1958. He was a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.Three Endowed Optometry Scholarships EstablishedScholarships will benefit future optometry students.Endowed Optometry Award Established
The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the Schaeffer Eye Center Endowed Optometry Award, which award will support deserving students in the UAB School of Optometry. Jack L. Schaeffer, O.D., who has served as an adjunct faculty member in the school, established Schaeffer Eye Center, which has grown to 15 locations across northern Alabama.Collat School of Business is the First UAB School to be named for a Benefactor
Generous lead gift to The Campaign for UAB makes history at the university.Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts Nears CompletionState-of-the-art facility will complete a cultural corridor on the UAB campus.