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Student Painting
May 29, 2018 • Posted in , ,

Art Program Receives Grant From Windgate Foundation

The University of the Ozarks’ art program has received a grant for $109,000 from the Windgate Charitable Foundation to improve facilities and assist students in exhibiting their artwork. The grant has two components — $59,000 for renovations and safety improvements to art facilities and a $50,000 Windgate Student Fine Art Exhibit Endowment to provide funds […]

Pattersons
January 30, 2018 • Posted in , , , ,

Pattersons Establish Education Scholarship

University of the Ozarks alumna Edna Elkins Patterson ’67 and her husband, John, have created a new scholarship endowment at Ozarks to assist elementary education students from Johnson County. The long-time Clarksville residents established The Edna Elkins Patterson and John S. Patterson Education Scholarship recently with a gift commitment of $100,000. The first preference for […]

Day of Giving
April 5, 2017 • Posted in

U of O Day of Giving set for April 13

University of the Ozarks will present its second annual Day of Giving on Thursday, April 13. The 24-hour event will allow alumni and friends to make on-line donations to support student scholarships at U of O. Participants can go to www.ozarksproud.com beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the morning of April 13 to make a donation. […]

November 2, 2016 • Posted in

Williamses’ gift to enhance Chapel programming

More than 70 years after attending Chapel services as a student at University of the Ozarks, the Rev. Bruce Williams is giving back to the spiritual heart of the campus. Bruce, a 1943 graduate of Ozarks, and his wife, the Rev. Tracy Julian Williams, have recently established the Chapel Programming Endowment to "provide support to […]

April 11, 2016 • Posted in

U of O presents Day of Giving on April 14

University of the Ozarks will present its first-ever Day of Giving on Thursday, April 14. The 24-hour event will allow alumni and friends to make on-line donations to support student scholarships at U of O. Participants can go to www.ozarksgive.org/2016day/ beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the morning of April 14 to make a donation. There […]

January 6, 2016 • Posted in

Lester named director of major grants

Rebecca Lester has been named the new director of major grants at University of the Ozarks. Rebecca Lester has been named as the director of major grants at U of O. Lester, who took over her new duties in December, has more than 20 years of experience in fund-raising, grant writing, public relations, organizational development […]

December 23, 2014 • Posted in

Legislation allows for tax break on charitable donations from IRAs

Donors to University of the Ozarks can give more while spending less, thanks to some last-minute legislation. Congress recently passed legislation for a tax break on charitable donations from IRAs for those over 70½ years old. The legislation restores the ability to donate up to $100,000 to a qualifying charity such as University of the […]

February 28, 2013 • Posted in

10-year-old Elena Heil supports scholarship fund

Elena Heil, the 10-year-old daughter of Associate Academic Dean Dr. Elissa Heil, recently made a gift to the University of the Ozarks' Annual Scholarship Fund (ASF). Elena, shown with Director of Development Lori McBee, donated $38.70 to the ASF from money she collected selling arts and crafts that she made, including God’s eye yarn weavings […]