Giving Guide: Clinton School of Public Service / UA Foundation


The Clinton School of Public Service is grounded in an unshakeable belief: our common humanity is a powerful force for transformative, sustainable change.

The Clinton School prepares students to lead more responsive, resilient communities and organizations, whether they’re domestic or international, within a government agency or nonprofit or part of a major corporation. 

The Clinton School offers the nation’s first Master of Public Service degree, an action-oriented program focused on equipping students for the tough work of on-the-ground change.

Intensive experiential learning has defined the Clinton School from its founding and goes far beyond conventional internships. While learning valuable lessons in the classroom, MPS students complete three for-credit public service projects ranging from local work in Arkansas communities to international projects across the world.

Field experiences are fully integrated into students’ studies and carefully designed to increase in complexity and independence – reflecting their growth curve as leaders of change.


Full Scholarship: A gift of $25,000 provides funding for one student’s tuition and project work.

 International Public Service Project Funding: A gift of $4,000 provides support for one student project.

• Second-Year Capstone Fellowship: $10,000 stipend supporting second-year students by increasing capacity for local organizations.

• General Scholarship Support: Annual unrestricted gifts go directly to support scholarships.

• Make a gift directly from an IRA: Gifts are free from federal income tax for those 70 ½ and older.

Credit: Clinton School of Public Service / UA Foundation


Scholarship Luncheon: Spring 2024. All proceeds support next generation public service leaders.

• Impact Ceremony: Fall 2024. Highlight our students’ impact in the community and provide direct support for their projects

Credit: Clinton School of Public Service / UA Foundation


500,000 hours

Students have combined to total nearly 500,000 hours of direct service work – more than 50 years of civic engagement.

600 projects

Clinton School students have completed more than 600 projects to date in Arkansas, impacting government agencies, businesses and nonprofits across the state.

250,000 hours

Clinton School students have totaled more than 250,000 hours of direct service work in Arkansas.

94 countries

Clinton School students have completed field service projects in 94 countries.


Foundation Support: 71% 
Individuals: 27%
Corporate Support: 2%

1200 President Clinton Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201
501.683.5200 |


Established: 2004
Employees: 20
Service Area: Higher Education

Dean: Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Ph.D.


President Bill Clinton,
Ex officio

Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto, Ph.D., Ex officio

Bruce R. Lindsey, JD
Ex officio

Mark Gearan,

Gayatri Jane Agnew
Kris Engskov
James Filippatos
Secretary Aldo Flores-Quiroga
Safiya Ghori-Ahmad
Arturo Gonzalez
Tara Hernandez
Burt Hicks
Colette Honorable
Amy Kroll
Dean Kumpuris
Linda Lopez
Spencer Lucker
Donna C. McLarty
Robert Rosen
Frank E. Ross III
Secretary Donna E. Shalala
Secretary Rodney Slater
Amy Tu
Janet Walkow
Alison Williams

The 2023/2024 Arkansas Giving Guide is presented by Wright Lindsey Jennings. Click here to read a letter from our sponsors.

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