MONTICELLO, Ark.—The University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) raised $56,659 during the annual UAM Foundation Phonathon held from April 19 to May 1.
The student-led fundraising effort provided UAM alumni and supporters with the opportunity to speak with students to update contact information and make donations to support UAM’s most pressing needs such as scholarships, academic program support and technological advances.
In 2021, UAM awarded approximately 1,400 privately funded scholarships totaling over $530,000. Donors funded nine new scholarship endowments and an operational endowment for the UAM School of Nursing. These legacy gifts provide support for future students and empower many students to fulfill their dream of obtaining a college education.
The phonathon is run through the UAM Office of Advancement, which is charged with generating philanthropic support for the university and promoting the university’s mission of providing students with the highest level of education. Jeff Weaver, vice chancellor for Advancement and chief of staff at UAM, stated, “We thank our alumni and friends for their generosity during the UAM Foundation Phonathon. Their commitment to our students and university benefits the entire campus community and contributes to UAM’s continuing success.”
For more information on the UAM Foundation, contact the UAM Office of Advancement at 870-460-1227.