The $300 Million Gift - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville AR
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N 36° 04.226 W 094° 10.468
15S E 394239 N 3992398
Quick Description: This plaque is one of many such signs on campus which explain historical buildings, places and events.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 5/18/2014 6:36:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMKQTJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member arkansas stickerdude
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Long Description:
Marker Inscription -

THE $300 MILLION GIFT

ON APRIL 11, 2002, THE UNIVERSITY RECEIVED THE LARGEST

GIFT IN THE HISTORY OF U.S. PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION -

A $300 MILLION CHALLENGE GIFT FROM THE WALTON FAMILY

CHARITABLE SUPPORT FOUNDATION. THE GIFT ESTABLISHED

AND ENDOWED AN UNDERGRADUATE HONORS COLLEGE AND

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL. ITS EXPRESS PURPOSE WAS TO

ELEVATE THE UNIVERSITY AND THE STATE OF ARKANSAS,

"PLACING AN ASPIRING FLAGSHIP PUBLIC UNIVERSITY ON A

LEVEL PLAYING FIELD WITH THE BEST PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

IN AMERICA." THE GIFT WAS THE FIFTH-LARGEST EVER

TO ANY AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, PUBLIC OR PRIVATE. THE

WALTON FAMILY CHARITABLE SUPPORT FOUNDATION

WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE FAMILY OF THE LATE SAM M.

WALTON, CREATOR OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST CORPORATION,

WAL-MART STORES, INC. OF BENTONVILLE, ARK.
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