The UAB Educational Foundation exists for the sole purpose of supporting the University of Alabama at Birmingham in its scientific and educational mission. 

The Foundation is a separate 501(c)3 and was established in 1965 for the sole benefit of UAB.  The various ways in which the Foundation supports the University are:
  • Administers discretionary support funds
  • Acquires real estate for use by UAB, including a variety of property types (Medical Towers Building, 4th Avenue Parking Deck, the Pita Stop Building, etc)
  • Manages the vending contract for the University and Hospital
  • Provides support for the Development office, including the administration of the Charitable Gift Annuity Program
  • Provides general operational flexibility for the benefit of the University