Donor Recognition

  • Windgate Foundation Scholarship

    Pictured above (from left to right): 2020-2021 Windgate Foundation Scholarship recipients, Kayla Morrow, Estelle Ramage, Jordan Scrivner, and Chanda Nail Supporting contemporary craft and visual arts since 1993, Windgate Foundation has provided over $890 million in grants to charities in the United States. Located in Little Rock, Arkansas, Windgate Foundation has provided grants for many... Read More Source

  • Brookshire’s Endowed Scholarship

    Pictured above (from left to right): SAU Foundation Executive Director, Macy Braswell, SAU President, Dr. Trey Berry, Brookshire Grocery Company Store Manager, Brandon Jones, and SAU Vice President for Advancement, Josh Kee. Brookshire Grocery Company announced recently the establishment of the “Focus on the Future” scholarship program which is in partnership with more than 40... Read More Source

  • 𝐉𝐨𝐡𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐁𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐃𝐞𝐰𝐬 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐁𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭-𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬

    Giving back to the hometown area that gave him his start inspired a Southern Arkansas University alumnus to endow a scholarship that will provide access to a quality education for Union County students. John Dews, former Simmons Bank of El Dorado chairman and CEO, and his wife, Beverly, a 1985 graduate of SAU-El Dorado, have... Read More Source

  • A World of Thanks

    The Southern Arkansas University Foundation Board of Governors hosted the 35th Annual Honor Societies Dinner on March 30th. The theme A World of Thanks recognized the global impact of investing in SAU students by highlighting student academic travel, stories from international students, and the world of opportunities available to students. With the largest attendance in... Read More Source

  • An Evening Under the Stars

    On April 21, 2018, donors to Southern Arkansas University gathered to celebrate another year of academic success for SAU. These donors have shown true generosity towards SAU, and have the appreciation of all faculty, staff, and students. If you would like to make a gift to SAU, visit or call (870) 235-4078 for more information.   Source

  • Founded on Generosity: A Celebration of Philanthropy

    Founded on Generosity was the theme of the 33rd annual Southern Arkansas University Foundation Honors Dinner on Saturday, April 1st. Each year the SAU Foundation Board of Governors hosts the dinner to thank the generous benefactors of the University. This year’s celebration was held on the 108th anniversary of Founder’s Day. On April 1, 1909,... Read More Source

Mission Statement

The mission of Southern Arkansas University Foundation is to assist and coordinate in raising and managing funds and resources on behalf of Southern Arkansas University to be used exclusively in furthering the literary, scientific, and educational purposes of the university.

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