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Since 1831, The University of Alabama has been Alabama’s flagship university with a vision of being a world-class teaching and research institution focused on student excellence. We are indebted to the leaders of the past whose vision made the University what it is today. Now it is our time to nurture future generations by capitalizing on the foundation that has been laid.

Today, we are poised to take The University of Alabama to a higher level; a level of national prominence and recognition in academic excellence. Private gifts allow The University of Alabama to provide a margin of excellence for its students that cannot be accomplished with state and research funding alone.

Engineers are the foundation of this state’s economy. UA’s College of Engineering is committed to educating tomorrow’s engineers and computer scientists who will continue leading our state in the construction, automotive and high-tech industries. Generations of future engineers and the growing economy in Alabama are greatly affected by your contributions. Therefore, the University looks to its alumni and friends to provide support to this great institution as we impact the future of our state by educating tomorrow’s engineering leaders.

If you would like for information or to discuss ways to make a difference in the lives of our students and the future of the state’s premier engineering college, please use the form below.

Learn more about major philanthropic support and the impact of endowments by viewing this brochure.

Ways to give

There are a variety of ways to help you achieve your philanthropic goals in support of a department.


Endowed gifts

Endowed gifts are invested and managed by the University in perpetuity. They establish a legacy of learning, research and scholarship as they extend the impact of the donor’s generosity well beyond a lifetime. Endowments can be established with a one-time gift or pledged over a five-year period.


Annual gifts

Annual contributions, of all sizes, provide crucial funding for priority needs within a department, including scholarships, innovative learning experiences, lab equipment, and other immediate expenses. Recurring gifts can be established on a monthly or yearly basis. Your gift will have a positive impact on the Capstone.


Matching gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees.


Gifts of securities

When you donate securities to The University of Alabama, you receive the same income tax savings that you would if you wrote us a check, but with the added benefit of eliminating capital gains taxes on the transfer, which can be as high as 20 percent.


Planned gifts

Secure your legacy at the Capstone with a gift that makes a lasting impact. By including a bequest to The University of Alabama in your will or living trust, you are ensuring that we can continue our mission for years to come. Your gift also entitles your estate to a federal estate tax charitable deduction.


Get Involved

If you’re interested in making a difference in the lives of our students and the future of the state’s premier engineering college, there are a lot of ways to get involved and show your support from hosting an event to mentoring a student and being a guest speaker. Please contact Trudeau Livaudais at to let us know how you’d like to get involved and we will be in touch soon with more information.

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