The annual giving program, administered by the Development Office, seeksStudent Phonathon workers (front to back) Maria Cibils, Melissa Troup (left) and Kristin Jayroe have procured more than $10,000 each in alumni gifts for the ASU Foundation. private support from alumni, faculty, emeritus faculty and staff, parents and friends of Arkansas State University. The goal of annual giving is to enhance the university's academic programs by providing meaningful giving opportunities and maintaining positive relations with our supporters.

    All gifts to the ASU Foundation, Inc., are applied to donor-designated accounts for immediate needs or endowments to enrich the university's future. Annual gifts have been used to fund scholarships for the region's  students, to equip laboratories in our science programs, to provide scholarly journals for our faculty, to upgrade computer capabilities in classrooms, and to enhance the Dean B. Ellis library, the museum and KASU public radio programs. All colleges and departments have benefited from private support.

   There are numerous ways in which annual gifts can be made to Arkansas State University:

  • Phonathon is the event in which alumni are asked to make a gift to the department or program of their choosing;
  • Torchbearers is the giving club of ASU faculty, emeritus faculty and staff;
  • President's Partners is a group of alumni, friends and corporations interested in the success and growth of Arkansas State University;
  • Circle members support the educational programs of each college on campus.

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