Invest in Entrepreneurship at The University of Alabama

At Alabama Entrepreneurship Institute at The University of Alabama, we want our entrepreneurs to be as celebrated as our athletic programs. 

Join us in propelling a world-class entrepreneurial movement where legends are made for generations to come. 

Your support of the UA Accelerator Program means the next student with a world-changing idea will have the resources to make it a reality. Thank you, and ROLL TIDE!

We are the Alabama Entrepreneurship Institute where entrepreneurial legends are made. We are UA Crimson Accelerator. We are making entrepreneurial dreams come true for the students at the University of Alabama.

Note:  Contributions at the $50k or $100k levels can be made with a multi-year giving agreement. All donations are tax-deductible as the contributions are gifts to The University of Alabama Crimson Venture Fund (a restricted gift account).  Contact Dr. Theresa M. Welbourne for additional information at  

If you are giving an amount over what is normally processed on your credit card, or if you want to make multi-year payments (which can be done at the $50k or $100k levels), please email Dr. Theresa M. Welbourne directly. These amounts and payment methods will be processed outside of this online platform. Your information will be added to the donor wall as you prefer (see information at the end of this page on how that works).


What methods of payment are accepted? All major credit cards are accepted (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover). 

When will my credit card be charged? Your credit card will be charged immediately upon finalizing your gift on the website. 

Will I receive a receipt for my donation? Yes, The University of Alabama will send you a gift receipt via email for tax purposes. Note: The charge may appear as "UA Advance" on your statement.

Need help making a gift? Contact our staff at 205-348-5370 during normal business hours.