university advancement

An Investment in UB

Your annual gift to the University of Bridgeport provides an essential fiscal bridge between endowment and tuition revenue and the University’s operating budget.

Every gift to the annual fund makes a difference, no matter the size. For alumni, your participation in annual giving directly impacts our college rankings which increases the value of a UB degree for all. Gifts as small as $10 multiplied by our alumni body of nearly 62,000 could catapult our rankings in important publications like U.S. News & World Report.

Grantors also want to know that we have broad support from alumni, faculty, staff, and Trustees and pay attention to participation rates before awarding grants for research, scholarships, program development, and so much more.

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 contact Ryan Zapolski at

How To Make Your Gift

Your gift is important to the University of Bridgeport. There are a number of ways to make your gift as we recognize each donor has different needs.

 Visit to make your gift by credit card using our online system.

Send your check or money order payable to the University of Bridgeport to the Office of Annual Giving, 219 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. If you wish to designate your gift to a specific program, please note that in the memo line of your check or include a note.

From time to time our student calling program may contact you to update your information and talk directly with you about supporting UB. You can make your donation via credit card over the phone at that time, or contact Ryan Zapolski at any time!

You may make an electronic stock transfer or gift stock in certificate form.

You may choose to support UB through a charitable gift annuity or trust, or you may choose to include UB in your estate plans or life insurance policy. When deciding which is the best option for you, visit our webpage dedicated to planned gifts.

Gifts from faculty and staff are a vote of confidence in the University, and many choose to allocate a portion of their income to the University. Many foundations take into account the giving participation among faculty and staff when evaluating a university as a potential grant recipient. If you would like to set up a payroll deduction, log in to the portal to locate the form.

Faculty and Staff Gifts

As an employee of the University of Bridgeport, you play an integral role in day-to-day operations, and the University depends on your support and commitment to help students achieve success. 

By going above and beyond your duty and supporting UB with an annual gift, you provide opportunities for the University to apply for competitive grants that allow us to enhance programs and expand offerings to our students. 

The simplest way for employees to support UB is through payroll deduction, either one time or annually. Payroll deduction forms can be found through the MyUB portal in the Form Library. Gifts can also be made by check, cash, or credit card remitted to the Office of Annual Giving in Cortright Hall. 

Please contact Ryan Zapolski at with questions or concerns.