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UA Little Rock Celebrates Holiday Season with Launch of Holiday Wish List Campaign

The Holiday Wish List Campaign runs until Jan. 31, 2022.
The Holiday Wish List Campaign runs until Jan. 31, 2022.

It’s now the most wonderful time of the year, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is celebrating the season by launching the Holiday Wish List Campaign to meet the needs of the students at UA Little Rock.

“The Holiday Wish List is a unique opportunity for donors to see how their gift directly impacts a student’s life,” said Samantha Wiley, director of annual giving. “Often, donors give and never see their contribution at work or know precisely how the funds are used. With this giving campaign, donors know, for example, that their $100 to the School of Public Affairs will be used to purchase textbooks for students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford them.”

You can give the gift of education by visiting and donating to a worthy cause that will promote student success and retention at UA Little Rock. All wishes are made directly by students and faculty at UA Little Rock. The Holiday Wish List Campaign runs through Dec. 31, and all gifts are tax deductible.

One of the great Holiday Wish List Campaigns is raising money to send 25 students in UA Little Rock Choirs to perform at Carnegie Hall in June 2022. This once-in-a-lifetime trip will be the first time UA Little Rock students have performed in Carnegie Hall.

“To say that singing in New York has been a lifelong dream of mine is a complete understatement,” said Kaitlyn Kendrick, a music performance major and Choral Ensemble member. “Ever since I was a little girl, I imagined myself performing all over New York and to be able to experience such a high honor like singing in Carnegie Hall is more than I could have imagined I would be doing in my early career.

Music has always been my passion, and this is one of the greatest things that could happen for a young singer. We appreciate any and all support to come to help us grant so many student’s wishes to come true.”

Other Holiday Wish List Campaigns include fighting food insecurity by with the Bowen Food Pantry, helping students in the School of Criminal Justice and Criminology conduct biosocial research with brain scanners, iPads to help future nurses complete their exams online and complete medical simulations in the Center for Simulation Innovation, and new computers for computer science and information science students.