Impact Stories

The University at Buffalo is recognized as a premier public research university. We support UB’s leadership, faculty, students and staff by providing the services and resources UB needs to achieve its goals. Here are just a few of the ways we continue to make a positive impact on the university.

Supporting a New Home for Learning

The UB Foundation played a vital role in administering gifts that support the GRoW home, and assisting with other important services necessary to help with the success UB’s School of Architecture and Planning had with this home.

Providing the ‘Gold Standard’ Nationwide

The FIM® instrument is widely regarded as the “gold standard” for measuring a patient’s functional status through the continuum of care.

Fueling the Freshman Experience

The UB Foundation manages scholarship funds for the betterment of UB, enabling students to take advantage of unique opportunities and experiences.

Sparking Innovation

The Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition is funded with an endowment that is managed by the UB Foundation.

Promoting Global Conversations

The UB Foundation provides support to the Distinguished Speakers Series, which brings speakers of national and international renown to campus several times a year.

Leading International Research

Gil Wolfe is an internationally known expert in myasthenia gravis (MG), the most common disease of neuromuscular transmission.

Helping Develop A Home and Vibrant Residential Community for Students

Greiner Hall, home to nearly 600 undergraduates on UB’s North Campus, is owned and managed by the UB Foundation.

Supporting UB’s Historic Move Downtown

Relocating UB’s new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, which will help attract leading physicians, researchers and medical students, would not have been possible without our help.

Attracting the Best

Endowed chairs bring some of the world’s leading scholars to UB, and are made possible in large part by the gift stewardship services that we provide.

Strengthening UB’s Ability to Share World-Class Collections

A home for UB’s permanent art collections–and the lead facility for UB’s museum studies program–the Anderson Gallery is owned by the UB Foundation.

Creating New Compositions

An internationally recognized composer thrives at UB, thanks in part to our key role in supporting an endowed chair.

Enhancing Education, Research and Clinical Care

By helping to support endowed chairs, we play a role in attracting some of the world’s top researchers and leaders to UB–including Anne B. Curtis, MD.

Building the Murchie Family Fieldhouse

The UB Foundation played a pivotal role in the creation of the Murchie Family Fieldhouse, including advancing funds that allowed construction to proceed earlier than anticipated, and administering donor gifts for the facility.

Encouraging Nontraditional Student Entrepreneurs

The UB Foundation administers endowments that support numerous scholarships, including the Durand Scholarship, which encourages and supports graduates of programs housed within UB’s Cora P. Maloney Center (CPMC).

Caring For Her So She Can Care For Others

Many students have been able to continue their education in part due to Student Emergency Funds. The UB Foundation is proud to manage gifts that support these critical funds.

So the Music Never Stops

The UB Foundation administers the Marching Band Endowment Fund, which supports student musicians and their invaluable contributions to student life at UB.