Purple Knights Fund

Your generosity has a positive impact all year — each year, every year.

The Purple Knights Fund is an unrestricted fund that provides essential support for University of Bridgeport’s mission. It ensures resources are flexible and immediately available for academics, student life, financial aid, strategic initiatives, and much more.

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The power of unrestricted giving

Annual unrestricted gifts immediately benefit every student, every member of our faculty, and every academic program at UB. Donors who support the Purple Knights Fund give because they understand their generosity has an immediate impact on areas of greatest need. UB needs unrestricted gifts to provide the flexibility to direct resources to areas of need and grow its commitment to offering an amazing experience.

When Purple Knights come together, remarkable outcomes are realized:

  • Academics are strengthened.
    Your gift enables the University to offer new opportunities that provide unique perspectives on student learning while expanding investment in faculty professional development.
  • Career services ensure promising opportunities.
    Your commitment pairs academic accomplishment with opportunity, ensuring students are exposed to numerous career options before graduation.
  • Critical financial aid is available.
    Your support ensures the dream of a UB education remains possible for some of the most need-dependent students.
  • Student Life programs are enhanced.
    Your generosity fund important student clubs and activities that offer leadership experiences, build community, and instill long-lasting relationships.

Give today. Impact tomorrow.

Thank you to the generous alumni, parents, and friends who give to the Purple Knights Fund. This year, we invite you to make your first gift, increase your last gift, or consider a recurring gift. We deeply appreciate your partnership in making a UB education and experience possible.

UB is especially grateful to the exceptional community of supporters who gave in the fiscal 2021 year (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021).


How to make your gift

Every gift to the annual fund makes a difference, no matter the size. Annual giving directly impacts our college rankings, which increases the value of a UB degree for recent graduates and alumni.

Of the many ways to give to UB, most donors choose cash and cash equivalents, whether as annual gifts, a one-time gift, or a gift pledged over a period of years. Cash gifts are the easiest and most direct way to donate to UB and also entitle you to the most generous charitable income tax benefits. Cash gifts can be made by check, credit card, or online.

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Give by mail

Checks should be made payable to University of Bridgeport and, to ensure that they are properly credited, should outline the intended purpose of your gift. Please mail checks to:

University Advancement
Wahlstrom Library
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Give by phone

 (203) 576-4542

The impact of pledges

Pledges enable donors to consider a more significant gift that is conveniently structured. A pledge to donate $1,000 annually for five years, for example, can allow one to make a stretch gift. By combining yearly gifts into a multi-year pledge, donors have a greater impact on the future of UB.


Faculty and staff gifts

The simplest way for employees to support UB is through payroll deduction, either one time or annually.

Payroll deduction forms can be found in the MyUB portal in the Form Library. Gifts can also be made by check, cash, or credit card.

If you have questions about the impact your annual gift will have, or to speak to someone directly about how best to support UB, please feel free to contact us!

Contact Advancement

Bates Hall
135 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

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