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By focusing on key areas of need, we leverage the experience of our board members in providing the most value to the University at Buffalo.

Serving the needs of the University at Buffalo–the largest and most comprehensive campus in the renowned SUNY system–requires highly specialized skills in strategic areas including finance, investments and real estate management.

To meet these needs, our organization is comprised of seven affiliates. Each affiliate fills a vital role by performing a key set of tasks consistent with its established purpose. Together, they allow us to fulfill our overall mission, and help UB thrive. These private, tax-exempt corporations allow us to provide the most value, flexibility and betterment to the entire UB community. Please note that each affiliate is an independent 501(c)(3) entity.

University at Buffalo Foundation, Inc.

Growing UB’s increasingly vital endowment, while providing key services for donors
  • Supports UB’s fundraising initiative by providing advice and counsel regarding gift acceptance.
  • Process and manage gift revenues for the betterment of UB
  • Investment portfolio management
  • Endowment services and stewardship
  • Governed by a board of trustees, with advisory assistance from a board of directors and emeritus trustees, collectively referred to as the board

UB Foundation Activities, Inc.

Facilitating certain transactional needs for a premier public research university
  • Process program service revenue for many units of UB; program service revenue includes faculty practice, Uniform Data System, continuing education, Center for the Arts, student orientation and a wide range of other related activities
  • Expenditure of gift, program service and investment revenue to support operations of UB in accordance with donor restrictions when applicable
  • As part of our service to UB, the UB Foundation provides payroll administration for UB faculty and staff who are funded with UB Foundation resources
  • A range of support services provided to UB and its departments, divisions or other entities related to UB
  • Governed by a board of directors

UB Foundation Services, Inc.

Supporting UB faculty and staff who receive external awards for research, training and other endeavors 
  • Administration of sponsored programs for the betterment of UB
  • Administration of other agency activity
  • Governed by a board of directors

UBF Corporation

Serving faculty, students and staff by managing high-profile, on-campus property
  • Leases and develops real estate for the betterment of UB
  • Leases property where the campus bookstore and a campus retail development known as The Commons are located
  • Governed by a board of directors

FNUB, Inc.

Adding value to UB—and the community—through key real estate holdings
  • Owns and operates a variety of off-campus real estate for the betterment of UB
  • Involved in real estate acquisitions integral to UB
  • Critical contributor to the development of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
  • Real estate owned includes the University President’s Residence, the Butler Mansion (672 Delaware) and the Anderson Gallery
  • Governed by a board of directors

University at Buffalo Foundation Incubator, Inc.

Providing a home for UB-driven startup companies
  • Operation of an incubator facility adjacent to UB’s North Campus
  • Purpose is to stimulate growth and increase interaction between UB and start-up businesses.
  • Governed by a board of directors

UBF Faculty-Student Housing Corp.

Helping UB meet the growing need for on-campus housing