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The Impact of Giving

Every year, thousands of alumni, students, parents, faculty/staff, corporations, foundations and friends make gifts to UAT. Their reasons for giving are as diverse as the donors themselves.

Through your gifts, you provide opportunities for students, as well as faculty, to make a positive impact on the world. Seeing creative and innovative ideas put into action "particularly those that reflect the university's commitment to career - oriented educational programs that prepare students for their chosen careers in a global society" is one of the most exciting things about being part of UAT.

The impact of your gift is tremendous.

Impact on Students

Impact giving has on students

In many ways, scholarships are integral to the university. Student scholarships make an UAT education possible for innovative, creative, ambitious and intellectual students to study here that would otherwise lack the funding to do so. With a coveted UAT degree in hand, our students go on to tackle and overcome some of the world's biggest challenges.

100% of funds go directly to students.

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UAT Foundation Legacy Giving

Legacy Giving

Planned giving offers creative strategies for alumni, parents, and friends of UAT to make a gift to the university while also achieving some of their own financial goals. The choice to support UAT is a personal one, unique to each individual, and the choice of planned giving options is the same. Your individual financial situation and goals, your family structure, and your interests at UAT can all be taken into account through one of several gift options.

Foundation Mission

Vision of University of Advancing Technology

The mission of the Foundation is to provide higher education opportunity and access to future technology leaders, digital citizens, thinkers, and innovators.

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Planning Tools

Tools to help you make a planned gift to UAT

Here are tools to help you make a planned gift to UAT.

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Impact of Legacy Giving

The impact of legacy giving

We thank all of our legacy donors for their generous support & contributions. For some of their stories, and the impact they have had on UAT students.

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Why Give?

Your gift to UAT matters! We say that out loud...

Whether you give $5, $50, $500 or $5,000, your support impacts UAT for the better. By making a gift, you help the university support students.

Now more than ever, your gift is important to make a great experience for all UAT students.

Who should give?

Your gift, large or small, supports UAT's community of doers. Our students, faculty and staff are known for innovation and creativity, and UAT is a place where innovation is paramount - where solutions are born to impact the world. Without your gift, our students' great ideas can't become great solutions.

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UAT priorities?

State-of-the-art facilities, equipment and labs, underwritten by donor gifts, create ideal teaching and learning environments. They also promote research and experiences beyond the classroom to the benefit of students, faculty and the entire extended UAT community.

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Areas of Support

AT is a place where students and faculty come together to solve problems and provide solutions to issues facing society. We are committed to excellence and the future of our students. We rely on our alumni and friends to build a foundation of financial support as we continue to advance. Your support of UAT matters. Here are the areas you support with your gift.

UAT Foundation


UAT's Foundation strives to locate and deliberately nurture those individuals whose talents will make the world stronger through the creation of technology, applied ethically enhancing society. By supporting these individuals, UAT's Foundation provides greater opportunity to develop an ethical approach in technology education & training. UAT's Foundation provides multiple scholarships for exemplary students.

You can influence deep root culture in ethical use of technology by donating to each of the scholarships below, or disperse your contribution evenly throughout the Foundation.

Dr. Louis A. Schmitt Scholarship

Dr. Louis A. Schmitt Scholarship

Louis (Lou) A. Schmitt, P.E. is a dual Registered Professional Engineer with a wide range of experience in the planning, financing, engineering design, construction and operation of major private and public infrastructure projects and programs. Lou's impressive career includes serving as Associate County Manager-Operations/County Engineer for Maricopa County from 1991 through 1996. Before coming to Maricopa County, Lou served as Deputy Director for the Arizona Department of Transportation from 1975 through 1991.

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honorable eino jacobson memorial scholarship

Dr. Louis A. Schmitt Scholarship

A past Chairman of the Board at UAT, the Honorable Eino M. Jacobson is a native Arizonan. He graduated with a law degree from the University of Arizona in 1957 and practiced law in Prescott. In 1965, he was elected Yavapai County Attorney and was also appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals, for which he served as Chief Judge before retiring in 1995. During his distinguished career, Judge Jacobson was a member of the American Arbitration Association Panel of Neutrals, engaged in commercial arbitration and mediation, and was awarded the American Law Institute American Judicature Award in 1976.

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UAT Foundation

Wall of Fame

UAT Foundation Wall of Scholarship Winners.

Each year the university awards named scholarships, made possible through the generosity of hundreds of individuals and organizations. UAT has more than XXX scholarship funds that range in requirements from very general to highly specialized, and from merit-based to need-based. View a complete list of named scholarships offering crucial support to UAT students.

Noah Corradin

Noah Corradin
Needy Innovator Scholarship winner

Noah was awarded the Needy Innovator Scholarship for his Student Innovation Project, the ARC System, which monitors and stores Really Simple Syndication (RSS) website feeds to be data-mined for information. He hopes to upgrade the software and computer equipment to predict future events.

"I would love to be monitoring over 10,000 RSS feeds from the most popular news websites, mainly for political reasons to basically keep track of what's going on around the world, hopefully predict where these protests are happening, when prices are going to fluctuate, when oil is going to shoot up or down, what country is being invaded just stuff like that."

The Needy Innovator Scholarship provides $1,000 to students in support of those Student Innovation Projects demonstrating true innovation, creative solutions to a real-world problem or challenge, and the greatest potential to benefit the greater good.


UAT Foundation
2626 Baseline Road
Tempe, AZ 85283

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Phone: 480.351.7901
Fax: 602.383.8222

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Gift Services

The Gift Services office serves our donors and campus community by accepting, recording and receipting all philanthropic gifts made to UAT. The office is also responsible for ensuring the integrity of gift data for the purpose of donor and university reporting. If you have any questions about accepting and processing gifts to UAT, please to reach out.

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Legacy Giving

Our Legacy Giving staff is at your service, and one call or email to one person is all you need to do to begin. Professional advisors will work with you, and with your financial advisors if desired, to help you select the giving tools to meet your individual goals, secure your family's future, and strengthen UAT.

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University Development Staff

UAT development staff meet with thousands of alumni, parents and friends of the university each year to share updates and connect the extended university community with today's students and faculty. University development staff also work with donors who wish to develop an enduring philanthropic legacy at UAT.

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