Welcome to Fulbright College Development. Housed within the Office of Development and External Relations, we work in tandem with other related offices and areas at the college and university level to support the College's strategic objectives through increasing philanthropic support.

Honor your past. Invest in our future.

Ronnie Brewer
 Donor Spotlight

“You have to know where you’re from to know where you’re going. And, I want to represent my roots and my upbringing to the best of my ability. Giving back to the state’s university is one way I think I can do that. It shows that I am a very proud Arkansan and I believe in the future of the University of Arkansas.”

Ronnie Brewer, former Razorback basketball player and current Houston Rocket, established an endowed scholarship fund in African and African American Studies.

William Willis
 Donor Spotlight

“The seed was planted by those two and I’ve been thinking about it since then.  I had no previous exposure to geology, but their welcoming and magnetic personalities just made the subject matter jump off the page. It was a defining moment, and I came to love the applied science and business of geology”.

William Willis (BS ’77, MS ’78) describing two of his former geology professors, Doy Zachry and Walt Manger, and crediting them for his desire to give back.

Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods

“The increasing diversity of northwest Arkansas makes this program very important to our community and its evolving culture. The Lemke Journalism Project will make a lasting contribution to improve journalism in the region as well as multicultural understanding. We at Tyson are pleased to be able to provide financial stability to the program.”

Archie Schaffer III (BA ’70), Tyson’s executive vice president of corporate affairs, describing the importance of Tyson Foods’ corporate support.

Verizon Foundation

“The programs and projects supported by the Verizon Foundation are of great importance, not just to the University but to our entire community. I am grateful for this gift, and I appreciate the foundation’s efforts to bring a critical topic to the forefront of our minds.”

Dr. Bill Schwab, former dean of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, on Verizon Foundation’s gift to support domestic violence research.

Gifts to Fulbright College made by alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations transform the College by giving its administration and faculty more and better ways to carry out its vision and fulfill its purpose. Private support allows the College to withstand fluctuations in other funding sources, creates new possibilities to fund initiatives not previously sponsored, and ensures a perpetual source of support that builds over time and ultimately transforms the College’s programs and reputation. Collectively, private benefactors help safeguard and enhance a Fulbright College education. 

We want to hear and share your stories. To update us on your life or to discover ways you can connect with Fulbright College, contact Fulbright Development in the Office of Development and External Relations.