The following contribution is courtesy of Sarah Lindsey Harrison, manager of annual giving in the Department of Development.
We’re coming to the end of The Fund for UALR Fall Phonathon, a six-week effort conducted every year where current UALR students reach out to alumni, previous donors, and friends to ask for their support of The Fund for UALR. The Fund, UALR’s Annual Fund, provides a source of unrestricted donations that go to support the needs of students on campus.
“The UALR Phonathon has provided me with a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the university, its history, and the opportunity to talk with people who want to support it,” said junior Mikelle Moore, a business management major from Milwaukee, Wis.
In addition to asking for donations, student callers must be prepared to answer questions about the university, its history, current events or updates on campus.
“At first, it was a little intimidating, but you get into a rhythm and feed off the energy of everyone else,” said Kimberly Gulley, a junior social work major from Magnolia. “It is really great to see that the money we are raising is directly impacting the lives of students such as myself.”
Learn more about the Fund for UALR here.