Giving Back

You can make a difference to the future of Speed engineering with your gift.

UofL announces new hub for next-generation engineering education, research

Building marks century of excellence at UofL’s J.B. Speed School of Engineering

Ways to Give

Giving by Mail

To mail a check or pledge form, send to:
University of Louisville Foundation, Inc.,
P.O. Box 772050
Chicago, IL 60677-2050

Make checks payable to the University of Louisville Foundation. In the memo section, please designate the gift allocation (i.e. – Speed Fund for UofL, specific area in the Speed School, etc.).

Give Online with a Credit Card or Electronic Check

Use our secure online gift form to make a pledge or to give by credit card or electronic check. Visit today!

Planned Giving

Planned gifts provide donors with excellent benefits, including life income, continued use of gift property, an avoidance of capital gains tax and immediate income tax deductions. Some planned gifts, such as bequests, provide gift and estate tax saving. To establish a planned gift, contact Teresa Leezer, Senior Director of Development, at 502-852-2400 or


Stocks and publicly traded securities offer numerous tax advantages. To make a gift of stock, please contact Teresa Leezer, Senior Director of Development, at 502-852-2400 or

Current needs and gifting levels 

  • Classroom and research laboratory upgrades and renovations: $100,000 – $1,000,000+
  • Endowed undergraduate and graduate Scholarship Funds: $50,000+
  • Fellowship Scholarship Funds (current use): $8,000 [Endowed: $200,000]
  • Lab and teaching equipment (various): $10,000 [Endowed: $300,000]

Make a Difference

Golden Alums Focused on Sparking an Investment in the Future of Engineering

The Engineering Class of 1970 invite all golden alums to join in making a difference.

In Honor of Steven D. Vanover

The Steven Vanover Foundation has memorialized his legacy by establishing an academic scholarship in 2015, awarded to a deserving sophomore, junior or senior pursuing an engineering degree at Speed School to help meet his/her personal, academic and professional goals.

Rocket Team Benefits from Annual Gifts

River City Rocketry is a competitive high-powered rocketry team from the University of Louisville. Without gifts donated from alums and others, RCR would not exist. Video by Speed alumnus Evan Schurr.

Alan Kleier Gives Back in Various Ways

Alan Kleier is leaving a lasting legacy on Speed School with the establishment of a mentor program, frequent campus visits to give a lunch and learn, serving on the Industrial Board of Advisors, along with an annual gift.