Executive Director’s Message

UB FOUNDATION’S ENDOWMENT provides a permanent source of income to support the University at Buffalo’s academic and research programs, to ensure access to qualified students and to maintain the university’s world-class status as a top-tier educational and research institution. Investing for current needs and future growth, endowments preserve the value of donor gifts while being sensitive to the university’s need for a predictable stream of income. A strong endowment is the hallmark of a great university and I thank you for your support.


Edward P. Schneider
Executive Director
University at Buffalo Foundation Inc.

UB Foundation plays a vital role in helping UB establish, enhance and expand its global reputation. We are proud to support and promote UB’s activities and programs by assisting in the acquisition of strategic assets, managing and providing resources and providing an array of services for the UB community.

More than 700

of UB Foundation’s 1,245 total endowed funds support student scholarships, fellowships and awards.

24 endowments

with a total market value of nearly $120 million fund numerous research opportunities across UB’s three campuses.

$9.8 million

New contributions to endowments in 2016-17 totaled $9.8 million.


endowed professorships and chairs, with a total market value of more than $79 million are supported by the endowment.

Top 25%

UB Foundation’s overall endowment market value and investment performance was most recently ranked in the top quartile out of more than 800 institutions surveyed by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).

More than $29 million

was distributed from the endowment in 2016-17 to support UB priorities, including:

  • Nearly $4 million for chairs and professorships
  • More than $4 million for student support
  • More than $4 million for research


new endowments were established in 2016-17.


students received endowed scholarships in 2016-17.