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Expanding their family tradition at the University of Arizona, Brian ('85) and Clara Franke have committed $1.5 million to support an endowed chair in the Department of Finance in the university's Eller College of Management.
Incoming first-year student Samantha Guerrero is beginning her studies without the worry of taking on debt. The Sandra, Pamela, and Polly Aley Scholarship will cover tuition, fees, and room and board for up to six years as long as she maintains eligibility criteria. A planned gift from Sandra Aley created the scholarship.
An anonymous donor has made a $1 million gift so that University of Arizona students and faculty can have more time using the Giant Magellan Telescope when it's completed and begins operations at its home in Chile's Atacama Desert.
Alumni couple Andrew and Kirsten Braccia have made a $1.5 million gift to support COVID-19 initiatives, students in the College of Nursing and student-athletes whose eligibility has been extended. "The Braccias have expressed their confidence in our president's leadership at this difficult time," said UArizona Foundation President and CEO John-Paul Roczniak.
University of Arizona alumnus and advocate J. David Lowell, considered one of the mining industry's most successful entrepreneurs, leaves a legacy of transformational generosity at his alma mater, where his passing has been met with recollections of his accomplishments and contributions.
University of Arizona Foundation Board of Trustees member Nancy Berge wrote a moving account of her love story with Craig Berge. The Berge family named the College of Engineering's design program and endowed dean's chair with a gift in honor of Craig, who passed away in 2017.