President's Message

“With your support, we will transform the future.”


President Ray Watts portraitLives are changed every day through the simple act of giving to UAB. Patients receive life-saving care. Students receive the opportunity to pursue educational and career goals. Our community is enriched by the visual and performing arts. And our entire state benefits from groundbreaking discoveries that dramatically improve education, health, quality of life and our economy.

As we make further progress in the historic Campaign for UAB, we are making tremendous strides as a globally renowned research university and a first choice for education and healthcare. Our ambitious goal of $1 billion makes this the largest and most comprehensive philanthropic campaign in our university’s history, and it speaks to our bold determination to expand educational and cultural opportunities, advance research and patient care, and drive economic development. Every gift to the Campaign is another important step in transforming the future of UAB, our community, and the world.

Our campaign theme says it best: “Give Something, Change Everything.”


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Ray L. Watts, M.D.

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Building the Billion

$57,777,706 to support student scholarships

$57,777,706
to support student scholarships

189 new endowed scholarships

189
new endowed scholarships

20,902 students enrolled in 2017-2018

20,902
students enrolled in 2017-2018


 

Campaign Executive Committee

John D. Johns

John D. Johns

Co-Chair

Chairman, President and CEO, Protective Life

W. Michael Warren

W. Michael Warren

Co-Chair

President and CEO, Children's of Alabama

Gail Andrews

Gail Andrews

R. Hugh Daniel Director, Birmingham Museum of Art

Jeffrey Alan Bayer

Jeffrey Alan Bayer

President and CEO, Bayer Properties

John G. Beard

John G. Beard

Chairman and President, Alacare Home Health and Hospice

William W. Brooke

William W. Brooke

Senior Partner, Harbert Management Corporation

Susan B. Brouillette

Susan B. Brouillette

CEO, Alacare Home Health and Hospice

Robert O. Burton

Robert O. Burton

President and CEO, Hoar Construction

Daryl G. Byrd

Daryl G. Byrd

President and CEO, Iberia Bank

Leigh V. Collier

Leigh V. Collier

Region President, Wells Fargo

Mark A. Crosswhite

Mark A. Crosswhite

Chairman, President and CEO, Alabama Power Company

Nancy C. Goedecke

Nancy C. Goedecke

Chair and CEO, Mayer Electric Supply Co. Inc.

T. Michael Goodrich

T. Michael Goodrich

Founder, Goodrich Management Co.

M. James Gorrie

M. James Gorrie

President and CEO, Brasfield & Gorrie

Jay Grinney

Jay Grinney

President and CEO, HealthSouth

O.B. Grayson Hall Jr.

O.B. Grayson Hall Jr.

Chairman, President and CEO, Regions Bank

R. Holman Head III

R. Holman Head III

President and COO, O'Neal Industries, Inc.

Rob Hunter

Rob Hunter

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Altec, Inc.

Donald M. James

Donald M. James

Chairman and Director, Vulcan Materials Company

James C. Lee III

James C. Lee III

Chairman of the Board and CEO, Buffalo Rock Company

M. Don Logan

M. Don Logan

Owner, Birmingham Barons and B.A.S.S., LLC.

John J. McMahon Jr.

John J. McMahon Jr.

Chairman, Ligon Industries

James T. McManus II

James T. McManus II

Chairman and CEO, Energen

C. Phillip McWane

C. Phillip McWane

Chairman, McWane, Inc.

Claude B. Nielsen

Claude B. Nielsen

Chairman and CEO, Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc.

Katherine J. Nielsen

Katherine J. Nielsen

Community Volunteer

G. Ruffner Page Jr.

G. Ruffner Page Jr.

President, McWane, Inc.

Charles D. Perry Jr.

Charles D. Perry Jr.

Principal, Highland Associates

Van L. Richey

Van L. Richey

President and CEO, American Cast Iron Pipe Company (ACIPCO)

Gene Robinson

Gene Robinson

CEO, IMS Inc.

Manolo Sanchez

Manolo Sanchez

President and CEO, BBVA Compass

David L. Silverstein

David L. Silverstein

Principal, Bayer Properties

Sanjay K. Singh

Sanjay K. Singh

Vice President of Community Services, CTS

J. Wesley Smith

J. Wesley Smith

President, Mayer Electric Supply Co. Inc.

Lee J. Styslinger III

Lee J. Styslinger III

Chairman and CEO, Altec, Inc.

Michael D. Thompson

Michael D. Thompson

President and CEO, Thompson Tractor

 

Campaign Leadership Cabinet

Harold L. Abroms
Richard Adams
Edward K. Aldag Jr.
Harold I. Apolinsky
Nelson S. Bean
Paula A. Beck
J. Claude Bennett
Uday R. Bhate
Katherine Blount
Marcie E. Braswell
William A. Bowron Jr.
J. David Brown III
Carol W. Butler
William J. Cabaniss Jr.
Greg Canfield
Thomas N. Carruthers Jr.
Hafiz F. Chandiwala
Charles A. Collat Sr.
Jane Stephens Comer
Kate Cotton
Tommie G. Cummings
Stewart M. Dansby
William E. Davenport
Norman B. Davis Jr.
April Deal
Torrey DeKeyser
Matthew Dent
Phyllis Hoffman DePiano
Mark L. Drew
Jack Watson Echols III
Helene S. Elkus
James Emack Jr.
Alan Z. Engel 
Lisa R. Engel

David Fleming
Ann D. Florie
Earl R. Foust
James S. M. French
Cathy O. Friedman
Edward M. Friend III
Gillian W. Goodrich
William W. Goodrich
M. Miller Gorrie
Kimberley S. Greene
Lawrence W. Greer
John B. Grenier
Brenda M. Hackney
Wyatt R. Haskell
Ronne M. Hess
Brian Hilson
Donald M. Hire Jr.
Marsha H. Hire
Walter Howlett Jr.
William R. Ireland Jr.
Ken Jackson
Mark B. Jackson
D. Paul Jones Jr.
Catherine Sloss Jones
Sandra R. Killion
Sheryl W. Kimerling
Gregory A. King
Nancy G. Klopman
Bobbie Knight
Devon Laney
Robert E. Luckie III
Sally Mackin

Daniel H. Markstein IV
W. Charles Mayer III
Charles A. McCallum Jr.
Ann D. McMillan
Guy K. Mitchell III
H. Craft O’Neal
Leighton C. Parnell III
Joel B. Piassick
Margaret M. Porter
Alan Register
C. Dowd Ritter
Brad Rollow
Barbara B. Royal
Deakins F. Rushton
Amber Scanlan
Linda P. Sewell
Jacquelyn S. Shaia
Pamela K. Siddall
Hatton C.V. Smith
William E. Smith Jr.
R. Lee Smith Jr.
W. Stancil Starnes
Pardis S. Stitt 
Jennifer O. Styslinger
Cleophus N. Thomas Jr.
Charles Tickle
Arthur J. Tipton
Aldos L. Vance 
Donald V. Watkins Jr.
D. Lee Weathers
Joel Welker
George F. Wheelock III
Odessa Woolfolk

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