Foundation News

UA Foundation’s CFO Honored with Innovation Award

Announcement - December 15, 2016

Chief Investment Officer Magazine has named Craig Barker a winner in its 2016 Industry Innovation Awards, which recognize excellence in institutional investing.

UANews: UA Reaches $1.5B Campaign Goal in Six Years

Announcement - November 4, 2016

Arizona NOW, originally planned as an eight-year effort, included gifts of all sizes from more than 100,000 donors. A commitment of $2.5 million from entrepreneur Peter Salter and his wife, Nancy, pushed the campaign across the finish line.

UANews: UA Gifts Top $200 Million for Third Year in Row

Announcement - October 11, 2016

The fiscal year ended with 97 percent of Arizona NOW's $1.5 billion campaign goal met.

UANews: Alumni Couple's Gifts to Benefit Generations of UA Students

Announcement - October 3, 2016

Four endowed funds bearing their names will permanently support endeavors and students in the College of Humanities Writing Skills Improvement Program, the School of Journalism, the Eller College of Management and UA Health Sciences.

UA Alumna Helen Wertheim Creates Unlimited Possibilities through University Endowments

Announcement - August 16, 2016

Four new endowments will support UA Libraries, BIO5 and the Steele Children’s Research Center.

Endowment Established to Honor Former UA Basketball Player Sean Rooks

Announcement - July 15, 2016

The family of University of Arizona basketball great, Sean Rooks, has established an endowment fund to honor his legacy and support UA Black Alumni.

UA Foundation’s New Leadership Begins Important Term

Announcement - July 5, 2016

With enthusiasm on initiatives ranging from space exploration to academic support services, officers of the University of Arizona Foundation Board of Trustees recently assumed their roles for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

UANews: UA Engages Children in Science Through Art

Announcement - May 6, 2016

Nearly 170 students from four Tucson schools participated in a program that combines science and art, and the results are beautiful.

Gifting the UA’s Place in History

Announcement - April 22, 2016

Professors Clara Curiel, Wolfgang Fink, and George Ruyle are using endowed funds to address humanity’s most pressing challenges and open doors to new discovery for students.

UA Foundation Names New President and CEO

Announcement - April 4, 2016

The University of Arizona Foundation has named John-Paul “JP” Roczniak as its president and CEO.

‘Camp Cooper’ Launches Second Annual Crowdfunding Campaign

Announcement - March 30, 2016

Dollars raised from the community will support staffing and operations for the Cooper Center for Environmental Learning, a program that educates elementary and middle school students about the natural world.

UANews: Endowment to Expand Persian and Iranian Studies at UA

Announcement - March 22, 2016

The program, already among the largest in the U.S., has received half of a $2 million commitment from Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute.

UANews: Helping Kids is a Family Tradition for 'Dr. Ruth' and Her Daughters

Announcement - March 1, 2016

Ruth Mondschein's passion for helping children, especially children with disabilities, was passed down to her daughters, Paula and Joan.

UANews: $1M Endowment to Support Science, Math Students

Announcement - February 25, 2016

John and Diane Patience have pledged the funds in honor of the groundbreaking cancer diagnostics work of Dr. Thomas Grogan, professor emeritus of pathology at the UA.

Braccias, Lapans Commit Gifts Towards New Athletics Academic Center

Announcement - February 10, 2016

Ground Breaks Feb. 12 on a facility where student-athletes will receive support to reach their academic potential.

Gathering Light from Darkness

Announcement - February 5, 2016

Gift impacts UA’s quest to answer humanity’s biggest questions.

UANews: Decades-Old Commitment Benefits UA Students Today

Announcement - February 2, 2016

A $400,000 estate gift from Frederick and Margaret Conrad to the School of Sociology, made long ago, helps students in a new major today.

Every Step of the Way

Announcement - January 21, 2016

Gifts help establish new home for Eller College of Management Professional Development Center

On the Map

Announcement - January 12, 2016

Newly established endowed chairs and scholarships launch transformative growth of Fred Fox School of Music

UANews: Record Fundraising Highlights UA Culture of Collaboration

Announcement - January 6, 2016

Fiscal 2015 saw nearly $300 million in gifts and commitments, with $1.273 billion of the Arizona NOW campaign already achieved.