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The annual Day of Giving is 1,928 minutes, a reference to Fort Smith Junior College's founding in 1928.

Bell TowerOctober 04, 2023

It's Good for Your Heart

The annual Day of Giving invites people to put their money where their hearts are by making dedicated gifts to student-facing projects, special accounts that make a UAFS education unique.

The 2023 Day of Giving was a success, raising $94,339, besting the goal of $78,000 by more than $16,000. Fundraising spanned 1,928 minutes in a shout-out to Fort Smith Junior College’s founding.

The 2024 Day of Giving is scheduled for April 25 and 26.

In 2023, 327 ambassadors promoted their projects. Donors made 1,207 gifts to 16 projects.

Jasmine Smith, Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, said the Day of Giving is close to givers’ hearts.

“What people love is the chance to make a gift to a cause that is dear to their hearts. When alumni give, they often give to something that reminds them of their time on campus, something they benefitted from, or something they wish had existed. Other givers who know UAFS’s story are attracted to efforts that matter to them, be it sports, or scholarships, or classroom education,” Smith said.

Projects for the 2024 Day of Giving will be announced in January.

Individual Project Totals, 2023

Adult Education Completion Program: $1,750

Alumni Legacy Scholarship Endowment: $7,960

Applause: $2,345

Area of Greatest Need: $20,400

Athletics Weight Room: $10,532

Cub Camp $3,290

Students Emergency Assistance Program: $2,712

General Scholarship Fund: $250

Golf: $18,855

IDEAL Women: $5,500

International Study Scholarship: $3,469

Library Textbook Share Program: $1,210

Little Lions Child Development Center: $3,615

Read This! Program: $2,925

UAFS Cheer: $5,250

Writing Center: $3,360

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