Growing Support
Growing Support
The acquisition of private and public resources is critical to meeting the needs of one of the fastest-growing universities in the state, achieving UVU’s fundamental mission of ensuring student success.


The UVU Foundation manages a $58-million endowment fund and works to raise additional funds for University priorities. Over the past five years, the UVU Foundation has contributed nearly $41 million to help fund new facilities, faculty endowments, and student scholarships.

In 2013, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education named UVU the most improved fundraising program in the nation among peer institutions, based on the past three years of results.


Scholarship Comparisons
Increase in donors
Increase in gifts
New donors


The UVU Foundation, under the direction of James Clarke, CEO and managing partner of Clarke Capital Partners, is a philanthropic group of community and business leaders who contribute expertise, experience, and financial resources to support UVU students.


Cindy Oppel, who has multiple sclerosis and recently earned a business degree to financially support her family, inspired the University’s need-based scholarship campaign, which raised more than $4 million in 2010.


UVU received $1 million gifts from Todd Pedersen and Vivint Inc. to establish a five-year partnership supporting professional sales education and research.


Following a multiyear effort, the Utah Legislature appropriated $50 million in 2014 to the Utah System of Higher Education for “acute equity” funding to narrow the funding gaps between state institutions, especially those growing at a rapid pace such as UVU. These resources will help ensure academic quality and meet the demands associated with growth.

UVU President SupportUtah State Capital

Thanks to the support of Gov. Gary Herbert, the leadership of Speaker Becky Lockhart and higher education appropriations co-chairs Sen. Steve Urquhart and Rep. Keith Grover, and the continued commitment of the Utah County delegation, UVU had a historic session on Capitol Hill in 2014.
Tax Funds as Percentage of UVU Budget

With 48 percent of UVU’s budget coming from state tax funds, UVU students are now shouldering less of the burden of the cost of their higher education.