Supporters of the ASU Foundation for A New American University believe in a public university that immerses itself in the community that surrounds it. Those who benefit from the generosity of ASU's supporters are forever changed and have immeasurable impact on the world. Here are some of their stories.
Sustainability has been high on Walmart's radar for the past six years. In July 2009, the company made a transformative investment through Arizona State University in the future of sustainable business practices and supply chain management. It came in the form of the lead gift to launch the Sustainability Consortium, an initiative jointly administered by ASU and the University of Arkansas.
President’s Club funding helped create ISTB 4, a nexus for research that reaches out into the universe or looks deep into our own planet.
For more than a decade, Melissa Arellano-Murasky’s support has provided scholarships for ASU students who experienced domestic violence.
The importance of the Swarthout Awards in Writing at Arizona State University can be told in a number of ways.
Barbara and Irv Berger’s investments reflect a passion for the arts and for ensuring artistic opportunities for young people
Jim and Jo-Ann Armstrong have been touching students’ lives since 1999, when they created the Armstrong Family Foundation Scholarship program.
After Bob and Lorraine Chillemi’s son died from a drug overdose, they reached out to ASU Counseling Services to help other students who might be experiencing similar difficulties.
After attending ASU President Michael Crow’s annual President’s Community Enrichment Programs event, Eric Olsen acted on his deep sense of Sun Devil pride and joined President’s Club.
Through participation in the Parents Association, many ASU parents realize how supporting programs like the President’s Club could help the university achieve its goals.
Scholarship funds put David Foster through college and opened up a world of possibilities. Now he’s doing the same for other deserving students.
Pit Lucking knows the design aspirations laid out in ASU President Michael Crow's vision of a New American University.
In 2009, Brenda and John McCaffrey pledged $25,000 over five years to help support and promote the success of engineering students in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
Those who work at the ASU Foundation have a willingness to assist those in need that extends to ASU as well as surrounding communities.
Jan Lund, niece to Merle Wackerbarth, is making sure her uncle's accomplishments on the track and in the classroom are not forgotten.
Michael Hawkins' family's longstanding pursuit of higher ed inspired him to motivate other family members to give to a collective endowment.
The ASUPA has awarded scholarships since 1986, growing from just two scholarships of $250 to 54 scholarships of $4,000 each last year.
Michael and Rebecca Berch know what it means to build a strong, vibrant community, having done it throughout their lives in work and at ASU.
Though his name may not be recognizable on campus, there are many ASU students who have experienced the generosity and quiet philanthropy of the late Bert Cox.
Harry Papp moved to Arizona from Chicago to work with his family's financial services firm. It didn't take long for him and his family to embrace Phoenix and begin to make a difference.
Peter Means is not only responsible for raising funds to support ASU Gammage, but recently made a gift to support the theater.
Mary Ann and Charles Gwinn remain committed to promoting education in the community even after retiring from their former careers.
Introduced to ASU through the Sundome Performing Arts Center, Russ and Kathryn Smith have been loyal supporters the university ever since.
Professor Jess Alberts began her pursuit of a more peaceful world nearly 25 years ago. More recently, she's used funding to study and teach skills for resolving workplace bullying.
Dejarne Bourne graduated from ASU in May 2010, but wouldn't even have attended ASU were it not for the Horejsi Family Scholarship she received.
Working with Zah and the Pat Tillman Foundation, Bailon and John developed a program to impact the lives of young Native American students.
In 2010, Chad Andresen and fellow bioengineering students created a new technology to allow people who have become paralyzed to communicate.
For Mickey and Lorana Whiting, the decision to invest in ASU was easy. The Arizona natives are both alumni and are still dedicated Sun Devil fans.
Twenty years ago, the Tempe Diablos established an endowment that helps 30 new students from Tempe area high schools each year achieve their dreams of higher education at ASU.
Ten years ago, Chris Spinella paid it forward, establishing an endowed scholarship to benefit future leaders, just as others did for him on his educational journey.
For the past 16 years, the International Friendship Foundation has funded an exchange program for students at ASU and in Germany.