Foundation 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 we thank you for your support.


Stacy Knapper
Signature of Gregory Bauer
Stacy Knapper
Chief Executive Officer
University at Buffalo Foundation Inc.
Gregory M. Bauer, BS 82
University at Buffalo Foundation Board

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 830

of UB Foundation’s 1,437 total endowed funds support student scholarships, fellowships and awards.

28 endowments

with a total market value of nearly $153 million fund numerous research opportunities across UB’s three campuses.

$14 million

New additions to endowments in 2020-21 exceeded $14 million.


endowed professorships and chairs, with a total market value of more than $117 million are supported by the endowment.

More than $37 million

was distributed from the endowment in 2020-21 to support UB priorities, including:

  • Nearly $4 million for chairs and professorships
  • More than $5 million for student support
  • More than $4 million for research


new endowments were established in 2020-21.

More than 1,900

students received endowed scholarships in 2020-21.

9,242 donors

Since the start of the UB Boldly Buffalo campaign, 9,242 donors have committed close to $257 million to over 802 endowment funds.