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Make a Difference

Giving to the AV empowers students to achieve their academic goals and strengthens the communities in which they live. Your support provides scholarships, funds real-world opportunities, supports research, and much more.

Make a Gift

Ready to make a positive difference in the life of a student or your alma mater? Our convenient online giving form is safe and secure.

Ways to Give

The AV Foundation offers a variety of ways for you to support students through your tax-deductible gift. Discover which way is best for you by visiting our Ways to Give web page.

Let us help you tailor your charitable gift to your financial, tax or estate planning objectives.

Day of Giving

Day of Giving unleashes the power of the AV Pride in a 24-hour effort to raise funds for our students, departments, and special projects. This is your opportunity to join your fellow Lions in giving back to your university.


The AV Advancement division consists of the Alumni office, Development office, and the office of Marketing and Strategic Communications.


Established in 1974, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Foundation is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose purpose is to secure private gifts and grants that support AV.