University of Arkansas Receives $100 Million for Rockefeller Institute

University of Arkansas Receives $100 Million for Rockefeller Institute

The University of Arkansas System has announced a gift of more than $100 million from the Winthrop Rockefeller Charitable Trust to endow a fund in support of its Winthrop Rockefeller Institute.

The gift from the trust, which was established by the state's late governor to continue his broad philanthropic and civic intentions, will create an endowment in support of educational and civic programming at the institute as well as its work to identify solutions to key challenges facing Arkansas, the region, and the world.

"As one of the original members of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute board of directors and having spent a large part of my career working in the UA System, I have a tremendous appreciation for the spirit, legacy, and impact of Winthrop Rockefeller and the institute that bears his name," said UA System president Donald R. Bobbitt. "We reap the benefits not only from the size of this generous gift, but by the important work of the institute in education, public service, and research as it supports the broad mission of the UA System."