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""Making a gift to the UAB School of Engineering has never been easier. And we are at a point in our school’s history when gifts to the school have the potential to be transformative. Investments in our school will strengthen our foothold as we seek to become one of the foremost institutions of engineering research and education.

Giving Opportunities

There are many ways to donate, and different ways to support the School, its faculty, students, facilities, and research.

  • Annual Fund

    With UAB's history and tradition of excellence comes a great legacy of generosity. UAB appreciates all gifts equally and values your support regardless of the amount.

    Students on campus today benefit from the support of all alumni and friends who help provide them with an environment rich with opportunities. The Annual Fund provides the largest base of critical unrestricted support for UAB's schools, departments, and libraries. Your gift supports scholarships, student programming, out-of-classroom education, curriculum enhancements, and much more.

    The UAB Annual Fund fiscal year runs October 1 through September 30. We appreciate your gift, and thank you for your loyalty to UAB.

  • Endowed Gifts

    UAB is one of the country's preeminent research universities. As state assistance shrinks and the costs of higher education rise, private support becomes critical to the university's growth and ability to maintain its standards of excellence. The generosity of our donors has nourished UAB and made possible extraordinary achievements in teaching, research, and public service.

    By contributing to School of Engineering endowed funds, you can ensure a legacy for yourself, a colleague, or a loved one that will benefit the school into perpetuity. The school is able to provide much-needed support to deserving students and faculty members.

    Contributions to endowments can be made over a period of five years and are tax deductible.

    How Endowments Help Us

    Endowments are long-term investments in the university, held in perpetuity. They provide benefits such as scholarships and support funds to students and faculty year after year, generation after generation. Because the gift principal is invested and only a portion of the income is spent, a donor who creates an endowed gift today can be confident that it will grow and continue to support UAB in the years to come.

    Types of Endowments

    There are many types of endowments from which to choose. Some donors create unrestricted endowments, recognizing that the needs and challenges of the future will differ from those of today. Unrestricted gifts are used for the highest priority needs on campus and provide flexibility as these needs change.

    Other donors choose to direct their gifts to programs of special concern to them, knowing that these additional funds provide an opportunity for those programs to grow and excel.

    • Endowed Chair - $1,500,000

      Among the most prestigious and meaningful gifts that can be made to, or accepted by, an academic institution. An endowed chair may provide full salary or a salary supplement and fringe benefits for the recipient and support staff or other expenses as the endowment agreement permits. The holder may also use the honorary title associated with the chair.

    • Endowed Professorship - $500,000

      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

      Brings a visiting professor to UAB. This distinguished lecturer comes to UAB with skills and knowledge from another arena to share with peers on this campus.

    • Endowed Graduate Fellowship - $200,000

      Provides support to graduate students as they strive to fulfill the academic requirements in their field of expertise..

    • Endowed Research Fund - $100,000

      Provide income to support research in the discipline, disease, or area of interest stipulated in the agreement with the donor.

    • Endowed Lectureship - $75,000

      Used to bring a distinguished scholar to the university each year to lecture on a particular subject or in a specific discipline.

    • Endowed Scholarship - $25,000

      The financial hurdles facing many young students today are often every bit as imposing as the academic ones. An endowed scholarship provides students help with tuition, fees, books, supplies, and other living expenses as the endowment agreement permits.

    • Endowed Program Support Fund - $25,000

      May be used to provide for prizes or awards, to support seminars or other educational activities, to purchase equipment or much needed supplies for the program, or for other expenses as the endowment agreement permits.

    • Endowed Award Fund - $10,000

      May be used to provide prizes to students, faculty, or staff at UAB.

  • Planned Giving

    Planned giving can help you make a powerful and lasting difference to the UAB programs that mean the most to you. We're here to help you accomplish that through the tools and resources you'll find on the Planned Giving website. We're also happy to talk with you to explore your options. Call us at (205) 996-7533 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Gifts of Securities

    UAB accepts gifts of publicly traded securities including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. This type of gift may be transferred electronically or delivered in certificate form. It is the University's general policy for all publicly traded securities to be sold upon receipt. All gifts of stock should be accompanied by a letter from the donor stating his/her intention to give the securities to UAB.

    To receive prompt credit for your gift, please contact the Director of Development for the UAB School of Engineering (contact information below) with the following information:

    • your intention to make a gift to UAB,
    • the estimated transfer date,
    • the name of your securities firm,
    • the name and contact information of your broker, and
    • the intended purpose of the gift.

    Securities, with properly completed endorsement(s) or stock power(s), should be hand delivered to UAB. Contact John Pelliccio at (205) 934-2172 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for instructions on how to properly prepare your documents. So that we may better serve you, please call and schedule an appointment to deliver these documents.

  • Matching Gift Programs

    Does your employer, or your spouse's employer, have a matching gift program? If so, consider asking them to match your donation to UAB. Through matching gift programs, you can double or even triple the amount of your contribution, maximizing the impact of your gift to UAB.

    More than 9,000 companies offer these programs to support their employees' philanthropic interests. To find out if your company offers this benefit, contact your human resources office.


For more information about making a gift to the School of Engineering, contact:

""Robert Blakely
Director of Development
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(205) 934-8481
fax: (205) 934-8437

School of Engineering
1530 3rd Ave. South
Birmingham, AL 35294