Institutional Advancement

The primary mission of the Office of Institutional Advancement is to enhance private sector support for the College and, simultaneously, to develop and maintain good relationships with the general public, alumni, and private funding sources.

The impact of Institutional Advancement reaches beyond the traditional development services to advance Arkansas Baptist College in coordination with the needs of the students and faculty of the College’s many schools and programs. By seeking essential funds for the College’s future from foundations, corporations, alumni, and friends, Institutional Advancement facilitates the College’s objectives for the growth and enhancement of its educational resources.


Various Donation Options

Student Scholarships

Scholarships are forms of aid that assist students with paying for college tuition and fees. Students are not obligated to repay scholarships. The financial burden of the cost of college is reduced which increases graduation and student degree attainment. Scholarships are awarded annually. according to financial need. merit. athletics and other established criteria.

The Endowed Scholarship is a permanent and perpetual scholarship fund which can be created with a gift or gifts. The principal of the fund is invested to produce income. and scholarships are awarded using a percentage of the dividends. The first scholarship award may be made one year following the attainment of the minimum endowment level. depending upon the amount of dividend.

The Non-Endowed Scholarship is a fund in which the donor contributes the award amount annually or on or before June 30th. Contributions can be added to the fund by the initial donor and or others who may wish to contribute to the fund (i.e. friends. employers. etc.). The scholarship may be established in the name of an individual. corporation. organization. or group.

Naming Opportunities

Arkansas Baptist College has several naming opportunities for donors on designated buildings. rooms and academic spaces. The opportunity to name spaces or programs can have a powerful impact. Think expansively and creatively. naming a building. room or space is gratifying.  For example. many of the buildings on campus have utilitarian names such as the •science Building… The newly renovated building houses lecture halls and laboratory facilities for the Biology. Chemistry. Physical Science and Computer Information Technology disciplines. It is an excellent opportunity to raise the value of the Sciences by giving your name to the building. laboratory. and lecture hall.


Across a span of 136 years. our Alumni and Friends have been the bedrock of Arkansas Baptist College. pledging a solid commitment to the future existence and advancement. We appreciate your support and we encourage you to seal the deal by establishing an Arkansas Baptist College Endowment – Trust Fund on this the 136 years Anniversary. The Trust Fund will be established in the name of the donor and will produce scholarships for students. The scholarship awards will be created from the accrued interest of the Trust Fund. The funds will remain in an interest bearing account to continue to grow for many years to ensure students complete a college degree. Your gift of a Trust Fund – Endowment will produce as a seed bearing Spirit Fruit.

Chairs of Excellence

Chairs of Excellence in Science. Technology. Engineering. Arts and Mathematics (STEAM)

Arkansas Baptist College recognizes the need and the value of forming partnerships with the private sector to promote education through research. innovation and creative activities. Collaborations are imperative to our success and sustaining a relevant curriculum in alignment with the global workforce. We are honored to engage the Corporations to participate in this partnership and initiative to support the Chairs of Excellence in Science. Technology. Engineering. Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).

The endowments will supplement resources to support strengthening academic departments with notable professors with expertise and specializations in distinctive fields of study. These experts will provide an avenue to enhance funds for research through the acquisition of grants and contracts as well as attract new student scholars to increase enrollment.

It is in this spirit that Arkansas Baptist College establishes the STEAM Chairs of Excellence. for leading professors in the disciplines of Science. Technology. Engineering. Arts and Mathematics known as the (corporate ) Chairs in Excellence.

How to Donate

Online @ Give to ABC  


Please make checks payable to:
Arkansas Baptist College
C/O Director of Development
1600 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202

Contact us
Do you have questions? Would you like to discuss your current or future investment in Arkansas Baptist College? Perhaps, you’ve relocated and wish to update your contact information. Contact Institutional Advancement or the Director of Development at or (501)

Thanks to you, our students are gaining the knowledge, skills and values to create a more humane, just, and sustainable world.

Arkansas Baptist College