In the past year, the University of Central Arkansas raised more than $30 million in funds, setting a school year for fundraising. The university also awarded more than $1.4 million in private scholarships.
UCA raised $30,051,844 in 2018-19 and awarded $1,478,259 in private scholarships. Fundraising was up 193 percent from the previous year while the amount of scholarships disbursed increased by 20 percent.
The university secured 1,800 new donors to bolster its giving. During UCA’s Day of Giving, the university raised more than $757,000.
“Securing 114 major gifts doesn’t happen by accident. That reflects the hard work of a dedicated team of professionals who love UCA,” Dr. T. Kale Gober, vice president for University Advancement and president of the UCA Foundation, said. “This level of giving is a testament to our incredible donors. They see the trajectory and feel the excitement under Houston Davis’ leadership, so they are investing with confidence and enthusiasm.”
UCA has also benefitted from a major institutional donation earlier this year. The Windgate Foundation donated $20 million to fund the arts at UCA. Of that total, $19 million will be used to build the Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts. The remaining funds will be used for arts scholarships.