What is the Ouachita Annual Fund?
The Ouachita Annual Fund helps close the gap between what it costs to experience Ouachita and what our students pay in tuition, room and board. Generous donors ensure that students get the quality education they need to prepare them for lives of service.
How will my gift be used?
Every gift will be used for institution-based financial aid and budget relief. Your gift might supplement a scholarship, buy supplies for a research project, or provide light bulbs for an evening class. By giving to the Ouachita Annual Fund, you support students.
Does my gift make a difference?
ABSOLUTELY! Every gift to the Ouachita Annual Fund is spent in the academic year in which we receive it, so your gift works in the lives of students on campus today. It takes the gifts of nearly 2,000 alumni, parents and friends to provide our current students with the Ouachita experience of small class size, excellent faculty, and academic and leadership opportunities.
It takes gifts of all sizes, from $25 and $50, all the way up to $100,000 and above to ensure that Ouachita can meet its annual budget requirements. We recognize those donors that give $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund as Conger Club members. Learn more about the Conger Club.
By making a gift of any amount, you help Ouachita raise money from other sources. Corporations and foundations look closely at the number of financial supporters we have when selecting grant and donation recipients. Your gift every year makes a difference every day!
How can I give?
- Online: Use your debit or credit card and choose “Ouachita Annual Fund” or “Unrestricted” from the drop-down designation table.
- Debit or credit card gifts by phone, automatic bank draft or credit card draft: Call 870-245-5169 and one of our Development staff members will gladly assist you.
- Mail gifts to: Development Office, 410 Ouachita St., OBU Box 3754, Arkadelphia, AR 71998.
- National Phonathon: Current students enjoy connecting with alumni and friends during phone calls each fall and spring. In recent years, the Phonathon effort has consistently raised over $100,000 in gifts and pledges for the Ouachita Annual Fund.
What is Tiger for Life?
Current Ouachita students are learning what it means to be a Tiger for Life through a student-created, student-led philanthropy program. Read more!
For additional information, contact Emily Merryman (email@example.com), Director of Development Operations and Annual Giving.