FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The University of Arkansas is celebrating its 148th birthday this year, and it's kicking off the festivities starting today (April 3) by launching its fourth annual day of giving, All In for Arkansas.
The party and online fundraising event started at 6 a.m. Wednesday and lasts 1,871 minutes, a nod to the founding of the university in 1871. The event ends at 1:11 p.m. on Thursday (April 4).
Events include a Birthday Bash at the Union Mall starting at 11:30 a.m. today and lasting through 1:30 p.m. Birthday treats, a photo booth, party favors and new contests will take place. The new contests include UA Trivia, Mystery Cake Tasting and Hogwild Hula Hoop.
“The goal is to just unite the entire Razorback family on campus and around the world to give back and support our amazing campus and our students,” said digital fundraising administrator Merin Macechko.
It’s up to each donor to decide where their money goes.
“It’s all about the donors picking where they are most passionate about and making a difference with their gifts can,” said director of annual giving Lizzie Johnson.
Donors can give money to various academic and student initiatives at the UA during the fundraising event by visiting allinforarkansas.uark.edu. Participants are also encouraged to support the event on social media with the hashtag #Allin4Arkansas.
More information on the event is also available on their website.