The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) raised more than $41.5 million during the 2020 fiscal year, doubling the fundraising total for 2019.
The announcement was made on Aug. 18 at the quarterly meeting of the UAMS Board of Advisors. Over $41.5 million was raised for research, education, and clinical care across the UAMS system from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
A total of 5,484 donors contributed throughout the 2020 fiscal year. These donations include gifts from 1,409 first-time donors, 786 alumni, and 894 UAMS employees. Eleven of these donors made gifts of $1 million or more.
Several significant donations include a $6.5 million anonymous donation to the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, a $1.5 million donation from William R. “Bill” Howard to establish a new regional campus in El Dorado, and a $1.2 million donation from the Alice L. Walton Foundation to support the UAMS Comprehensive School Nutrition Enrichment Program on the Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville.
Many donors also chose to support UAMS through careful estate planning. The total planned giving for fiscal 2020 was $11,786,277, and was included in the grand total.