2012 Foundation News

Louis "Buzz" Sands commits $10M to Arizona Athletics

Announcement - December 19, 2012

UA alumnus gift will help build celebration and community for football fans

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grants $3.2M to fund 'Illustrative Mathematics'

Announcement - December 12, 2012

Understanding the new Math standard through Illustrative Mathematics Private funding helps illustrate Common Core State Standards through UA developed online resource.

Ann Weaver Hart and Sarah Smallhouse on Vision, Strategy, and Philanthropy

Announcement - November 26, 2012

University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart and University of Arizona Foundation Board of Trustees Chair Sarah Smallhouse speak on the UA's present, future, and the value of its donors.

LGBT Studies Receives Support From UA Alumnus

Announcement - November 14, 2012

University of Arizona Alumnus Pledges Estate Gift to UA Institute for LGBT Studies

Those Who Came Before

Announcement - November 8, 2012

A look at how UA Alumni shape the future of the institution.

Foundation Grants $1M to UA Afterschool Program Initiative

Announcement - July 23, 2012

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grants $1 million to UA afterschool programs in Maricopa County.

Regents recognize Norman and Frances McClelland

Announcement - June 22, 2012

The Arizona Board of Regents recognize Norman and Frances McClelland for outstanding service to higher education in Arizona.

Dr. Peter Rhee Named to Martin Gluck Endowed Chair

Announcement - May 15, 2012

The $2 million endowed gift will allow Dr. Rhee to continue his distinguished public service in medical education, patient care and research at the University of Arizona.

Bruce and Patricia Bartlett Donate $2M to UA SALT Center

Announcement - April 24, 2012

Bruce R. and Patricia A. Bartlett have committed $2 million to support the UA's Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Center. The gift is the largest ever donated directly in support of the Center.

Scholarships Create Opportunities

Announcement - April 19, 2012

Investing in motivated students allows them to rise to the top.

Education Dean Receives Endowed Chair

Announcement - April 13, 2012

With funding from multiple donors, the Paul L. Lindsey & Kathy J. Alexander Dean's Chair in the UA College of Education has been established.

Pharmacy Alumnus Supports Endowed Faculty Chair

Announcement - March 19, 2012

UA alumnus R. Ken Coit has pledged $1 million toward the establishment of an endowed faculty chair in the College of Pharmacy.

Gala to Launch Up with People Archive Project

Announcement - March 8, 2012

Proceeds from a March 16 gala performance from Up with People will support an archive project at the UA Libraries.

Skin Cancer Institute Increases Outreach Efforts with Grant Funding

Announcement - March 7, 2012

With help from a Community Connection Grant, awarded by the UA Foundation and the UA Office of the Vice President for Research, the Skin Cancer Institute is expanding its outreach efforts to promote sun safety.

Dissolving Boundaries through Philanthropy

Announcement - March, 2012

Private funds help ambitious students become the entrepreneurs of a globalized tomorrow.

UA Renames its Classical Guitar Program in Honor of Donor

Announcement - February 24, 2012

The late Sanford "Sandy" Bolton gave endowed gifts totaling $3.1 million in order to pursue his dream of seeing the UA's classical guitar program become the best of its kind internationally.

Ann Weaver Hart Named 21st President of the UA

Announcement - February 17, 2012

The Arizona Board of Regents voted Hart to the post during their board meeting on the Arizona State University campus.

UA presidential candidate Ann Weaver Hart addresses UA and Tucson communities

Announcement - February 8, 2012

UA presidential candidate Ann Weaver Hart will address members of the UA and Tucson communities at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 at Gallagher Theater in the Student Union Memorial Center. The event will be webcast live by Arizona Public Media. Watch the webcast.

ABOR Names Ann Weaver Hart as UA Presidential Candidate

Announcement - February 7, 2012

After an extensive nationwide search, the Arizona Board of Regents has announced Ann Weaver Hart as the candidate for president of the UA.

Forging New Pathways with Private Funding

Announcement - February, 2012

Private funding to the Water Resources Research Center helps UA researchers protect water today and for the future.

$4.5M Endowed Gift Supports Sustainable Rangeland Stewardship

Announcement - February 3, 2012

The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation demonstrates its commitment to the state's rangelands through support of the University of Arizona's sustainable ranching research.

Travel, Research Award Honors Memory of Michael E. Bonine

Announcement - February 2, 2012

The Michael Bonine Memorial Travel and Research Award will support adventurous undergraduate and graduate students.

Making Community Connections Possible

Announcement - February, 2012

Grants programs help to keep Arizonans informed about important UA research.

Investing in the Next Generation of Breakthroughs

Announcement - February, 2012

Private funds promote a collaborative environment for students and researchers to continue making medical discoveries.

Giving the Freedom to Understand Communication

Announcement - February, 2012

Scholarships and private support allow students to explore the depth of human communication.

Helios Education Foundation Supports UA 'Algebra Ready' Project

Announcement - January 23, 2012

"Algebra Ready: Transitioning to Academic Success" aims to increase young students' abilities in math by better training teachers. The project is primarily supported by a $560,000 award from Helios Education Foundation.

Bolton Guitar Studies Program Trains Next Generation of Guitarists

Announcement - January 19, 2012

For students of classical guitar, Tucson is the place to be, thanks in part to private philanthropy. Young would-be guitarists come to southern Arizona to attend the UA's Bolton Guitar Studies Program from as far as Brazil, France and the Philippines.