2017 Foundation News

A Brother’s Gifts Preserve a Distinctive Body of Fashion Photography

Announcement - December 19, 2017

George Silano has made two major gifts to the Center for Creative Photography — the archive of his brother’s work and a gift in his will representing a significant portion of his estate.

Joellen Russell Named Thomas R. Brown Distinguished Chair in Integrative Science

Announcement - November 30, 2017

Joellen Russell, a University of Arizona associate professor of biogeochemical dynamics, was named the Thomas R. Brown Distinguished Chair in Integrative Science. The Thomas R. Brown Foundations donated $2.5 million in 2008 to establish the endowment that funds the chair.

UA Steele Children’s Research Center Receives Record $8.25 Million in Endowment Pledges

Announcement - October 12, 2017

The gifts will provide long-term support for critical faculty research in pediatric diseases and also provide researchers access to the latest technology and equipment to find solutions for a broad range of childhood diseases.

Blank Family Foundation Commits $1 Million to Expand Rural Health Professions Program

Announcement - October 3, 2017

Rural and medically underserved populations in Arizona lack access to pharmacists. But thanks to a $1 million gift from the Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, new generations of pharmacists will have the opportunity to fill this need.

UANews: A $30M Gift for UA's Biosphere 2

Announcement - September 20, 2017

As the world’s population nears 8 billion, a $30 million endowment from Edward P. Bass will enable Biosphere 2 to address some of the century’s most critical questions in food, water and energy security.

UA Donors Continue $200M+ Trend

Announcement - September 14, 2017

For the fourth year in a row, donors gave or pledged more than $200 million to the University of Arizona. With $264.7 million in gifts and commitments, fiscal year 2017 was the second-highest fundraising year in university history.

UANews: UA Geoscientists Take a Crack at Paradox Basin's Mysteries

Announcement - August 23, 2017

With the help of a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, geoscientists are gearing up to study subsurface fluid-rock systems, complex interactions between underground fluids such as oil or groundwater, and how they influence the rocks through which they move.

UANews: Donated de Kooning Painting Returned to UA 31 Years After Theft

Announcement - August 11, 2017

“Woman-Ochre” has come home to the UA Museum of Art

Sound Over Silicon: Computing’s Wave of the Future

Announcement - May 10, 2017

With a combined $1.8 million from the W.M. Keck Foundation and the University of Arizona, materials science and engineering professor Pierre Deymier explores building a quantum computer that uses sound instead of quantum particles to process information.

UANews: Donor-supported KEYS Program Pairs Young Scientists with Research Mentors

Announcement - July 31, 2017

Nothing compares to the hands-on lab experience, say the high school students, many of whom decide to continue their studies as undergraduates at the UA.

UANews: UA's Worlds of Words Grows by 1K New Books

Announcement - June 6, 2017

With the most recent donation of books, Worlds of Words in the College of Education has introduced a World Language collection.

Stage Magic

Announcement - May 11, 2017

Disney and donors give theater students a technical edge.

UANews: Donation Enables Expansion of UA Prison Education Project

Announcement - March 20, 2017

The Prison Education Project is training graduate students and faculty to help with prison writing workshops.

UANews: $3 Million Gift Creates New Center

Announcement - February 22, 2017

The Center for University Education Scholarship aims to discover how real change in teaching and learning happens on campus.

UANews: UA Named First Adobe Creative Campus in the West

Announcement - February 22, 2017

Agreement with Adobe Systems includes $100,000 gift to support a planned student success district.

UANews: Arizona NOW Campaign Finishes at $1.59B

Announcement - February 15, 2017

The impact of the most comprehensive fundraising campaign in the University's history already has been felt across campus by students, instructors and researchers.

Francona Pledges $1 Million to Arizona Baseball

Announcement - January 31, 2017

Terry Francona has committed $1 million to the Arizona baseball program for the baseball capital projects fund, which will include an indoor hitting facility that will be named the Terry Francona Hitting Facility.

UA@Work: New Endowment Honors Legacy of Outgoing Dean

Announcement - January 25, 2017

The Ronald W. Marx Community Engagement and Outreach Endowment Fund which will enable future education deans to address important priorities.