2015 Foundation News

Visionary Researchers Team with UA to Fight Arthritis through the Generations

Announcement - December 31, 2015

Collaboration Persists through Endowment

UANews: UA Alumnus Endows $1M Eller Faculty Chair

Announcement - December 14, 2015

Stephen Robbins, the world's No. 1 best-selling textbook author in management and organizational behavior, endowed a $1 million chair at the Eller College of Management.

A Legacy Built with Land

Announcement - November 19, 2015

Philanthropy Award Recognizes Long-time University Support

$5M Gift to Expand SALT Center, Facilitate Success for All UA Students

Announcement - September 21, 2015

Patricia and Bruce Bartlett have committed $5 million to renovate the UA SALT Center and fund an initiative for providing support and learning services for all students.

UANews: Mirror Lab Renamed in Honor of Richard F. Caris

Announcement - September 18, 2015

An impactful, $20 million gift supporting the University of Arizona's partnership in the construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope has been formally recognized with the renaming of the Steward Observatory Mirror Lab.

UANEWS: Couple Donate $3M to School of Anthropology

Announcement - September 16, 2015

UA alumni Philip and Kathe Gust have committed the bulk of their estate — a transformative $3 million gift — to the school to support field research for graduate students.

UANEWS: TV Journalist Geraldo Rivera Funds Greek Heritage Park

Announcement - September 11, 2015

Journalist Geraldo Rivera and his wife, Erica, have donated $500,000 for the construction of the park near First Street and Cherry Avenue at the UA campus.

Camp Cooper Hits $20,000 Crowdfunding Goal

Announcement - August 14, 2015

Raised funds ensure the Cooper Center for Environmental Learning will offer a full calendar of programs and field trips this coming year.

UANews: UA Humanities Seminars Program nears $1 million fundraising goal

Announcement - May 29, 2015

More than $730,000 has been raised in support of a wide range of outreach education programs focused on astronomy, archaeology, Shakespeare, and film noire.

Old Main Renovation Acknowledged for Restoration

Announcement - May 28, 2015

The iconic campus building received several honors for its renovation and restoration.

UA Foundation Trustee Joan Sweeney Preps for Global Conference

Announcement - April 22, 2015

The annual Global Retailing Conference brings together students and retail industry representatives from around the world.

UANews: $1M Gift from Regent, Family to UA Cancer Center

Announcement - April 10, 2015

The donation from Ram and Meera Krishna will support the construction of an outpatient facility at the UA Cancer Center at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center/Dignity Health in Phoenix.

UA@Work: Professor David Schmidtz Honored for Fundraising Work

Announcement - February 17, 2015

UA Kendrick Professor of Philosophy David Schmidtz has been honored with the 2014 Eugene G. Sander Endowed Faculty Fundraising Award.

UANews: UA Receives $2.9M Grant from Templeton Foundation

Announcement - February 16, 2015

The gift will benefit the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom, which is part of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

UANews: College of Optical Sciences Raises $12.5M for Scholarships

Announcement - February 11, 2015

Total of $2.5 million from recent fundraising campaign is in addition to a $10 million commitment by James C. Wyant, the college's founding dean, two years ago.

Philanthropy 50: Agnese Nelms Haury

Announcement - February 9, 2015

The Chronicle of Philanthropy lists the late Agnese Nelms Haury’s $50 million gift to the UA among the top 50 gifts made in 2014.

UANews: Alumnus Pledges $1M Matching Gift to Athletics

Announcement - February 5, 2015

Douglas Allred, a Wildcat football player in the 1950s, directed his pledge to the Lowell-Stevens Football Facility.

UANews: UANews: College of Fine Arts Announces $20 Million Gift

Announcement - January 14, 2015

Pending approval, the School of Music will be named after centenarian Fred Fox, a legendary horn player and popular guest and teacher.

UANews: What a Year! Remembering the Best of 2014

Announcement - January 7, 2015

The Univerity’s big stories included the reopening of Old Main, Arizona NOW’s successful year, and a record year for technology commercialization.