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College of Professional Studies

Ways of Giving

Supporting Our Educational Mission

There are a number of ways that you can contribute to the educational, research and service missions of the College of Professional Studies at UALR.

Designated Gifts - Non-Endowed

You may designate a gift for a particular program or purpose without establishing an endowment (see below.) Typically, these funds are used immediately to cover the expenses of specific items like cameras for broadcast journalism, hearing aid stations for audiology, or specialized computer equipment for the criminal justice program. On a larger scale, gifts may be designated for specific projects like refurbishing outmoded instructional facilities into “smart classrooms,” building new labs or clinical facilities, or even providing the funds for a new building.

Designated Gifts - Endowed

Endowment accounts take the money you contribute and put it into an income producing investment portfolio so that it will continue to produce new funds indefinitely. Establishing an endowment is an excellent idea for anything that needs ongoing funding such as scholarships, faculty positions (endowed chairs), clinical programs or even basic program maintenance. Creating an endowment requires a minimum investment of $15,000. This can be offered in one lump sum, or contributed gradually over a number of years. You can start an endowment for as little as $83.33 a month which adds up to $1,000 a year. When the fund reaches endowment level, 5% of the earnings are made available for the purpose you designated. For instance, an endowed scholarship with $15,000 invested will produce $750 a year in scholarship funds. Even if you aren’t ready to establish your own endowment, you can make a contribution to an existing endowment account and thereby increase the amount of its annual pay out.
View the existing endowments of the College of Professional Studies

Undesignated Gifts

You can make a contribution without designating a specific purpose for the funds. These contributions are typically put into what is called a general fund for the university or for a college or department and may be used for any purpose.

In-Kind Gifts

In-kind gifts are those made in a form other than money, such as real estate, equipment, special collections, supplies, food, services, etc.

Deferred Gifts

Also known as planned giving, these gifts are usually part of the donor’s estate and are set up to transfer to the university at a future date. They may take any of the forms described above.

For more information on Ways of Giving, visit the UALR Development Office.

Existing Endowments in the
College of Professional Studies

Permanently Endowed

Rosa Isacson Scholarship - a scholarship fund for students in the College of Professional Studies to help deserving juniors and seniors toward graduation. This scholarship was established by a person who frequently took classes at UALR for her personal enrichment and wanted to help others further their education.

Leah Katayama Wilkins Endowed Award - a scholarship fund for speech pathology graduate students created by the friends and family of a former UALR student who died.

Anna Margaret Butler Endowed Award - an award fund created by faculty member Beth Eaton and her family to honor her mother. The fund provides a stipend for a Ph.D. student to work with the Beth Eaton Rite Aid Child Development Center.

Rob Williams Scholarship Fund - a scholarship for Criminal Justice majors created by colleagues to honor Rob Williams, an ATF agent who died in the siege at Waco.

Rick Finley Memorial Fund - a scholarship for Criminal Justice majors created by colleagues to honor Rick Finley, a DEA agent who was killed in the line of duty.

Melissa Ma Endowed Scholarship - a fund to support police officers in continuing their education created by Dr. and Mrs. Frank Ma to honor their daughter Melissa, a homicide victim.

Correctional Leadership Endowment - an endowment created by Corrections leaders in the state of Arkansas to prepare students desiring a career in corrections. Additional funds are generated by an annual golf tournament.

John A. Boyeskie Memorial Scholarship Fund - a scholarship for graduate students in Criminal Justice created by Ron and Connie Boyeskie in memory of Ron’s brother, a former graduate student in Criminal Justice at UALR.

Charles Chastain Founding Chair Scholarship - a scholarship fund for criminal justice students created by faculty members and alumni to honor the founder of the criminal justice program at UALR, Dr. Charles Chastain.

Roy Mitchell Scholarship - a scholarship for mass communication majors created in honor of Roy Mitchell a long-time anchor for KARK-TV in Little Rock.

Harry Ashmore Award - a scholarship for journalism majors created in honor of Harry Ashmore, an executive editor for the Arkansas Gazette from 1949 to 1959.

Ledbetter Public Radio Endowment - created by Cal Ledbetter with a gift of $250,000 to support KLRE and KUAR.

School of Social Work Endowment - created by the Development Council in Social Work to fund scholarships for Masters in Social Work (MSW) students.

Future Endowments

Lou Caudell Scholarship - an endowment created by members of Club 99 in Rotary International to honor former police chief Lou Caudell. This fund will provide scholarships for criminal justice students.

RD Doubleday Endowed Scholarship - created by family members and friends in memory of former general manager of KATV in Little Rock, RD Doubleday. This fund will provide scholarships for students in mass communication with an emphasis on broadcast management.

David M. Guerra Endowment - created by friends of David Guerra, former chair of Radio-Television-Film on his retirement. The Fund provides funds for technology within the School of Mass Communication.

Charles and Jamie Byrne Endowment - created by the Director of the School of Mass Communication and her husband to provide funds for faculty development in the School of Mass Communication.

Denman Brothers Scholarship - created by the Denman family to honor two senior members of their family with a strong connection to the armed services. The fund will assist students in the ROTC program at UALR.

Updated 9.14.2006