What is the Founders Association?
The Founders Association is a group of community leaders, University employees, alumni and friends who are financial supporters and advocates for the University.
Their primary focus is to enhance the academic mission of the University through their generous financial donations. The Founders Association is the primary vehicle for distribution of gifts in the area of greatest need (unrestricted gifts) and gifts designated for a specific program or unit. Our planning and budgeting process, under the direction of the Chancellor and Provost, determines where unrestricted gifts are best utilized.