2011 Foundation News

A Pathway for Solving Problems

Announcement - December 20, 2011

UA alumnus Paul Lindsey provides financial support so UA College of Education students can take part in internships.

UA Foundation Recognizes Robert F. Lusch for Fundraising

Announcement - December 20, 2011

Dr. Robert F. Lusch of the Eller College received this year's Eugene G. Sander Endowed Faculty Fundraising Award for his extraordinary leadership in development.

Cancer research gets boost from Community Foundation for Southern Arizona grants


With support from a $100,000 gift from the Sidney Hopkins & Mayola V. Vail Family Fund Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, researchers will study if cancer patients' tumors can be tracked to determine the best therapy before treatment begins, and to quickly determine if the prescribed treatment is effective.

UA and UA Foundation Grants Programs Support Junior Faculty and Community Outreach

Announcement - October 26, 2011

Supporting innovative research and community connections are just two examples of how donors and the UA partner to strengthen the world around us.

The University of Arizona Foundation Introduces "Ten by Ten"

Announcement - July 7, 2011

The University of Arizona Foundation is pleased to announce the premier of an annual editorial feature recognizing young alumni who graduated from the University of Arizona 10 years ago, and who have already emerged as philanthropists supporting their alma mater.

Biosphere 2 to Have a Permanent Home With the UA

Announcement - June 27, 2011

Beginning July 1, 2011, the Biosphere 2 facility in Oracle, Ariz. will become official property of the University of Arizona. The acquisition of this one-of-a-kind research facility was made possible through two generous gifts.

President Robert N. Shelton Leaving UA to Head Fiesta Bowl

Announcement - June 13, 2011

Shelton will assume the leadership role of the Phoenix-based charity effective Aug. 1. In his five years at the UA, Shelton has guided the University to achievement of sound financial management coupled with extraordinary academic success.

Anonymous Philanthropists Give $2.5 Million to Arizona Athletics

Announcement - May 27, 2011

A loyal University of Arizona philanthropist couple, who until now has supported academic initiatives, has pledged $2.5 million toward the Arizona Athletics' North End-Zone Complex, raising the total committed support to nearly $30 million of the $72.3 million project.

UA to Graduate its First Arizona Assurance Scholar

Announcement - May 12, 2011

Jeremiah Walpert will be the first in what is hoped to be a steady stream of Arizona Assurance students to graduate from the University of Arizona.

Eugene G. Sander and Louise Canfield Sander Establish Endowment to Benefit UA Graduate Students

Announcement - May 2, 2011

Eugene G. Sander, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), is retiring on July 1, but his mark on the University of Arizona will be enduring. He and his wife Louise Canfield Sander have created the Sander/Canfield Graduate Student Support Endowment.

UA Scholarship Honors Fallen Soldier

Announcement - April 13, 2011

Susie Tipton was using the Internet to look up information about her late husband's military unit when she came upon a site about a UA scholarship created in his memory. Tipton said the scholarship is an honorable memorial.

$3.5M Estate Gift Supports UA Creative Photography Center

Announcement - April 5, 2011

The Center for Creative Photography, or CCP, at the University of Arizona received a $3.5 million estate gift from the late Arthur J. Bell, a former photographer and professor at Columbia College in Chicago.

Arizona Cancer Center Receives $2M Gift for Faculty Hiring

Announcement - March 14, 2011

A $2 million gift from the Del E. Webb Foundation of Prescott will support recruiting and hiring faculty and staff members for the Arizona Cancer Center at Phoenix.

Student Group Raising Thousands for Brain Tumor Research

Announcement - March 1, 2011

With more than $24,000 already raised, members of Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research are co-hosting a March 5, 2011, fashion show to raise even more.

Donor Profile: Randy P. Kendrick

Announcement - March, 2011

An interview with Randy P. Kendrick on her support of the Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom.

Donor Profile: George H. Davis

Announcement - March, 2011

An interview with George H. Davis on the value of global travel for UA's assistant professors, and why he funds it.

UA Foundation Increases Endowment Funds Under Management to $500 Million

Announcement - January 28, 2011

The University of Arizona Foundation has assumed management and stewardship of the University of Arizona endowment, increasing the consolidated endowment pool under the Foundation's supervision to more than a half-billion dollars.

Legendary Basketball Coach Lute Olson to Join University of Arizona Foundation as Special Consultant

Announcement - January 24, 2011

The University of Arizona Foundation is pleased to announce legendary men's basketball coach Lute Olson will be joining the Foundation's professional staff as an ambassador and special consultant, with an emphasis on raising awareness of and building support for the Arizona Cancer Center (AZCC).

UA Names Alumnus Leonard M. Jessup Dean of the Eller College of Management

Announcement - January 24, 2011

Jessup will begin his tenure as dean in May. He is chair of the department of entrepreneurship and information systems and director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Washington State University.