ASU Donations Set Record In 2017-18, With $40.1 Million Pledged

JONESBORO – Arkansas State University set a new record for giving with $40.1 million pledged to the university during 2017-18, Chancellor Kelly Damphousse announced at the university’s annual Faculty Conference.

“We stand here today able to assist more students with scholarships thanks to the growing generosity of our community and our alumni,” Damphousse said.  “We have more named professorships to provide assistance to research and scholarly work by our faculty.  And we broke new ground with our first named college this spring.”

The $40.1 million surpassed the previous mark of $18.4 million raised in 2014-15, and was led by the first eight-figure gift in university history, the $10 million naming of the Neil Griffin College of Business.  The university also received major gifts from alumnus Johnny Allison ($5,000,001), Centennial Bank ($5 million) and First National Bank ($5 million).     MORE

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