Thank You for a Great Year!
For the seventh year in a row, the University of Arkansas raised more than $100 million in private gift support for students, faculty and staff, capital projects and programs. The 2017 fiscal year ended with an impressive $134.2 million in private gift support, slightly outpacing 2016 and making it the third-best year in the university’s fundraising history.
The amount of private gift support surpassed the university’s goal of $125 million and included gifts of cash, gifts-in-kind, planned gifts and new pledges to the university received from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017. This amount brings the total raised for Campaign Arkansas to $657.1 million.
Campaign Arkansas is an eight-year comprehensive fundraising campaign focused on advancing academic opportunity at the university. The goal of the campaign is to raise $1 billion by June 30, 2020.
“This fall, we will roll out our strategic plan for the campus, and Campaign Arkansas will help us meet the goals identified in that plan,” said Chancellor Joe Steinmetz. “The campaign is a very important part of this process and is critical to our ability to increase access for more Arkansans, offer the best faculty for our students and provide them with innovative programs for their academic experience.
“Student success has emerged as one of our signature strategic objectives,” said Steinmetz. “This continues to be very important for Campaign Arkansas, since the Advance Arkansas scholarship initiative is one of our priorities. This fall, we will award scholarships to our first recipients. We look forward to seeing this program grow and welcoming more Arkansans to the state’s flagship institution.
“We are grateful to all our benefactors for stepping forward to help make a difference on our campus,” he said.