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

Your endowment is a long-term investment in the university, held in perpetuity, that will provide scholarships, support funds and other benefits to students and faculty year after year. 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.

Some donors create unrestricted endowments that are used for the highest priority needs on campus and provide flexibility as these needs change. Others choose to direct their gifts — to endow a chair or professorship in the academic discipline that inspired them or create scholarships or fellowships for deserving students or support medical research of particular importance to them.

An endowed gift also offers donors the opportunity to have their names, or the name of a loved one, linked to an area of the university in which they have a special interest. Contributions to endowments can be made over a period of five years and are tax-deductible.

UAB's future strength depends on building a solid foundation today. Learn how your gift can benefit the university indefinitely.