Celebrating Wildcat Generosity

Alumni and friends made the University of Arizona's first Giving Day a huge success. Learn which class made the highest number of gifts and which challenges were met. And hear from students on why these gifts truly matter to their Wildcat Journeys.

A True Family Scholarship

Lisa Barrett and Dave Barrett ’92 established the Barrett Family Scholarship Fund for non-traditional students, preferably first-generation. The first awardee says: “I was so happy to find a scholarship targeting people like me. It gives me hope for other first-generation or low-income students in the future.”

Ian Pepper Gives Back to Next Generation of Scientists

The Dr. Ian Pepper Scholarship supports two exemplary environmental science majors in financial need. Pepper is a highly respected Department of Environmental Science faculty and environmental microbiologist invested in supporting the next generation of scientists at the University of Arizona.

Sandra Aley

A Wonderful Legacy

Sandra Aley was once one of four girls who “ran up and down the alley laughing and walking to school and supporting each other through 12 years of Flowing Wells,” says her cousin, Debra Bergman.

Acting as Change Agents through Giving

Ed Wimberly ’65 and his wife Anne Wimberly have endowed a fund for African American Student Affairs. AASA provides opportunities for students to learn more about leadership, social justice and creating community. The Wimberlys also made a scholarship gift for students involved in leadership clubs for Black students.

Living Her Values at Work and Home

Edmund Optics maintains close ties with the James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences as a donor and industrial affiliate, funding two scholarships and a study area. Mary Turner, principal engineer, says: "Working for an organization that puts so much emphasis on giving back really helps you see that you truly can help those around you."