The Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA) Foundation Fund was established in January of 2020 after the Phillips Community College Foundation, Inc., was dissolved. The Foundation is a subsidiary organization of the University of Arkansas (UA) Foundation, Inc., and was created by PCCUA to continue to secure philanthropic support for PCCUA. The University of Arkansas Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit organization created under and by the laws of the State of Arkansas for charitable and educational purposes to manage and invest private funds raised by and for the benefit of campuses, divisions and units in The University of Arkansas System. The Corporation is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. It is separate from the University of Arkansas System and is not supported by state funds.
The Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Foundation Fund exists to enhance the quality of educational and training services offered by Phillips Community College.
As the challenges facing the Phillips Community College District become more complex, private giving will be the margin of excellence in the future, directly affecting the College’s ability to make a positive difference in relation to the needs of the people in Eastern Arkansas.
Phillips Community College is uniquely positioned to make a significant contribution to the economic, cultural and educational development of Arkansas and Phillips Counties. While the state recognizes the importance of the college and allocates funds for basic programs and services, PCCUA relies on private giving to maintain its academic excellence. While state support can only guarantee the College a basic level of service, planned giving to the PCCUA Foundation Fund can transform a good community college into a great one. The College’s initiatives in funding academic scholarships, instructional equipment, carefully planned facilities, faculty development, and cultural arts depend on increasing the private support of those individuals in the private sector who share the College’s vision for excellence.
The determination and selfless support by loyal PCCUA friends have been instrumental in building a proud legacy that helps achieve the College's mission.