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University at Buffalo Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 900
Buffalo, NY 14226-0900
Phone: (716) 645-3013
Fax: (716) 645-3475
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Serving the UB Community

The University at Buffalo Foundation, Inc. and affiliates (UB Foundation) play a key role in helping the university achieve numerous goals that benefit faculty, staff, students, alumni and the community. Whether we are acquiring land for a medical school that will transform healthcare in Western New York, enabling UB to provide scholarships for well-deserving students from around the globe, or using our financial expertise to maximize UB’s endowment for future generations, the UB Foundation is committed to advancing UB’s mission and strategic initiatives.

Our positive impact can be seen across UB – and throughout Western New York – in countless ways, including:

  • Managing the UB Foundation’s investment portfolio, which has provided UB with long-term financial stability; this service is an increasingly vital role given the changing nature of public support for higher education
  • Owning and managing key property such as Anderson Gallery, which gives students hands-on experience in arts management and museum studies, and is a vital part of the Western New York art scene
  • Creating financial opportunities that enable students in nearly every discipline to continue their research and education at UB
  • Facilitating the complex financing needed to support major university projects and initiatives such as the University Bookstore and Commons – a popular campus shopping mall designed to serve the needs of students, faculty, staff, alumni, visitors and others
  • Constructing and operating housing necessary to accommodate the demand for on-campus housing at UB

In addition, we help UB’s schools, colleges, centers, institutes and departments fulfill their missions by providing assistance with:

  • Fundraising goals, helping UB achieve its goals in attracting gifts and new pledges
  • Management of discretionary funds for individual schools and units; hundreds of Western New Yorkers are hired by the schools through this funding
  • Recruitment of top talent from around the globe, which raises UB’s profile internationally while bringing world-renowned scholars to Buffalo
  • Buying mission-critical goods and services, bringing additional cost savings to UB

Like most foundations at leading public universities, the UB Foundation is a private organization, strengthening UB’s ability to compete with peer institutions and respond quickly to changing market conditions. Our goal is simple – to support UB’s vision, mission and priorities. With this focus guiding our efforts, the UB Foundation helps to identify which projects and initiatives are most likely to appeal to donors, and assists with the cultivation of private support from donors who wish to support UB, thereby contributing to UB’s achievement of its goals.

To learn more, or if you have any questions, please contact us.