Our Gifts at Work
When we give at work, our gifts go to work. From the number of donors and funds supported to the overall participation rate and amount given, last year's 4th annual effort was one for the record books.
Below are just a few of the many ways our gifts have made a difference for U of A students and programs over the years.
University Libraries: A Red, White & True Service to Campus
Many campus donors believe in the value and importance of the University Libraries, as shown last year when they made the libraries one of the top designation choices in the inaugural, 2011 Red, White & True effort. "I enjoy giving to the Special Collections of the University Libraries where Arkansas' history if preserved and celebrated," said Tim Nutt, interim head of Special Collections and Red, White & True volunteer.
Diversifying Diversity through Red, White & True
Gifts through the annual Red, White & True faculty and staff giving effort can support diversity by helping to provide scholarships, which can ultimately determine whether or not the YOU of A is a realistic next step along someone's educational journey. Gifts can also support programs that get middle school and high school students prepared for college. Many of these outreach programs and initiatives are housed within the office of diversity affairs.
The Impact on KUAF
One of the programs that receives a great deal of support from University of Arkansas faculty and staff is National Public Radio affiliate KUAF 91.3 FM. "It’s just good programming," said Katherine Shurlds, listener and supporter of KUAF and professor of journalism in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.
A Full Circle Opportunity
New programs, like the Full Circle Campus Food Pantry, are just getting off the ground and are already impacting lives. The pantry, established by the Volunteer Action Center within the Division of Student Affairs, is an emergency food assistance program that distributes food and personal products to all members of the University of Arkansas community.
Supporting Staff Education
Red, White & True has far-reaching implications for the people of campus — including our very own staff members. Historically, the Staff Senate Scholarship Fund has been one of the top designation choices of faculty and staff members deciding where their charitable dollars will go. The fund began in 2000, and since that time, 53 scholarships have been awarded to deserving staff members who are continuing their educational journeys while working.
Helping Students of All Ages
Want to make a difference but don’t know where to start? If you are interested in enhancing the educational experience of students while providing the campus community with a quality childcare option at the same time, the Jean Tyson Child Development Study Center offers an opportunity to do just that. The new center will have much-needed additional space and a convenient location for students, faculty and staff.