Gifts from generous donors enable UAMS to help educate and train our state’s next generation of health care professionals, attract and retain outstanding faculty and staff and endow academic and medical programming and research.

The primary mission of UAMS Foundation is to secure gifts and grants to support the health and well-being of the state, region and nation through education, research and clinical care.

The Foundation raises funds for all units of UAMS, including its colleges and departments. Building strong relationships with grateful patients, friends and alumni of UAMS is key to our success. Our goal is to match donor passions with bold ideas to improve the health of every Arkansan.

Many of our donors are also engaged in giving societies such as Chancellor’s Circle, Dean’s and Directors’ Clubs, Society of the Double Helix and the 1879 Society.


FUNDRAISERS AND EVENTS:

UAMS hosts Gala for Life to benefit the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute every year. Due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of the 2020 event, Natalie and Winthrop Paul “Win” Rockefeller Jr. will chair the event in September 2021. UAMS also participates in Giving Tuesday (Dec. 1, 2020) and UAMS Day of Giving (April 6, 2021). Donor support on these two annual giving days helps fund programs and initiatives in patient care, education and research.


GIVING OPPORTUNITIES:

• COVID-19 research and vaccine testing

• Pioneering research initiatives in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

• Cutting-edge research on aging, memory loss and heart health

• Diversity, equity and inclusion efforts throughout the health system

• Mental health treatment for children, teens and adults who have experienced trauma

• Two new “MammoVan” units to improve access to vital cancer screening in our state

• Scholarships for deserving students in one of our five colleges or graduate school

Gifts from generous donors enable UAMS to help educate and train our state’s next generation of health care professionals, attract and retain outstanding faculty and staff and endow academic and medical programming and research.

Gifts from generous donors enable UAMS to help educate and train our state’s next generation of health care professionals, attract and retain outstanding faculty and staff and endow academic and medical programming and research.


4301 W. Markham
Little Rock, AR 72205
501.686.8200
giving.uams.edu

Employees: 53
Service Area: Arkansas and surrounding region


VICE CHANCELLOR FOR INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT: Angela Wimmer, M.Ed.


FUNDING SOURCES:

Individuals: 64%
Corporations, Foundations, Organizations: 36%


OUR IMPACT:

  • CLINICAL CARE: UAMS exists to help patients live extraordinary lives. With clinics covering nearly every medical specialty, we deliver world-class treatment in a comforting, patient- and family-centered environment.
  • EDUCATION: UAMS graduates nearly 1,000 doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals each year, the majority of whom stay in Arkansas to practice.
  • RESEARCH: UAMS scientists translate cutting-edge research into new identification, treatment and prevention of cancer, infectious disease, substance abuse and behavioral problems.
  • 1 million
    Patients each year seen by UAMS faculty
  • 1,309
    Family medicine physicians trained at eight regional campuses
  • 92%
    Of Arkansas counties have UAMS-trained physicians
  • 71%
    Of all practicing pharmacists in Arkansas graduated from UAMS
  • 60%
    Of all practicing physicians in Arkansas graduated from UAMS

Gifts from generous donors enable UAMS to help educate and train our state’s next generation of health care professionals, attract and retain outstanding faculty and staff and endow academic and medical programming and research.


BOARD OF ADVISORS:

Beau Blair, Chair
Cindy Pugh, Executive Vice Chair

Jerry Adams
Judy Adams
Mike Akin
Larry Alman
Freddie Black
Kristen Boozman
Robert Brown
Stuart Cobb
Carl Collier
Ray Dillon
George Dunklin
Livia Dunklin
M. Joycelyn Elders
Jo Ellen Ford
Charlotte Gadberry
Denise Garner
Mike Gibson
Dewayne Goldmon
Stanley Hill
Sonja Hubbard
David Hunton
Patricia Johnson
Janet Jones
James Kelley III
Kenan Keyes
Dianne Lamberth
Lester Matlock
Anita McAllister
Hugh McDonald
Lisa McNeir
Mark Middleton
Dorothy Morris
Don Munro
Walter Nunnelly II
Buckley O’Mell
Charlene Reed
Jennifer Ronnel
Ron Russell
Charles Scharlau III
Dana Silaski
Dewitt Smith III
Judith Snowden
Gilda Underwood
Ross Whipple
Craig Wood
Joe Clay Young IV