ATU Alumni, Friends Step Up to Aid Students

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Fund-raising for the benefit of Arkansas Tech University yielded more than $10.5 million in gifts and pledges during the 2020-21 fiscal year.

“The fact that Arkansas Tech University was able to enjoy such a successful fund-raising year in the midst of a global pandemic is evidence of the overall support of the university that exists within the larger ATU community,” said Dr. Robin E. Bowen, ATU president. “We are grateful for each individual and entity that stepped forward to provide this assistance to our students. Your gifts make a genuine difference in the lives of our students and create significant opportunities for academic and personal growth.”

Arkansas Tech alumni and friends donated and pledged $10,551,640 to the ATU Foundation from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.

“We are grateful for the Arkansas Tech University alumni and friends who demonstrated their support for the mission and vision of our institution through their financial support in 2020-21,” said Jason Geiken, ATU vice president for advancement. “Your gifts and pledges helped us respond to the challenges posed by COVID-19. We are appreciative of your partnership in ensuring student access and student success at Arkansas Tech.”

The 2020-21 giving to the ATU Foundation represents a 72 percent increase over just two years ago.

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