Mission Statement

The mission of the Razorback Foundation Inc. is to support the athletic endeavors of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks.

The Foundation assists our student-athletes by providing financial support for scholarships, facilities and various programs that enable them to realize their dreams of achieving a quality college education while participating in athletics on a nationally competitive level.

Why We Need Your Help

The Razorback Foundation, a separate and self-supporting nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity, serves as the fundraising arm of the University of Arkansas Athletic Department.

Through contributions from our members, who understand the need and cost of maintaining a premier athletic program, we are able to provide scholarship support for more than 460 student-athletes, funding to support facility enhancements and financial assistance to other programs designed to elevate student-athletes and Arkansas athletics.

Being an active member of the Razorback Foundation is not only an investment in the athletic program and the University of Arkansas, it also unlocks many special benefits to you. Those include, but are not limited to, priority seating and parking for athletic events, priority points, and invitations to exclusive member-only events. You can find additional information about all available Foundation benefits by visiting Member Levels and Benefits.

A Tradition of Excellence

In the early 1970s, the now legendary football coach Frank Broyles, coach Wilson Matthews, athletic director George Cole and a small group of business leaders formed the Razorback Scholarship Fund in an effort to create an innovative way for fans to support the athletic program while receiving benefits and recognition. Financial support in the early years was essential in providing scholarships, facilities and programs to advance Razorback Athletics within the then prominent Southwest Conference.

Following a name change in 1988 and a move to the Southeastern Conference, the Razorback Foundation has played an instrumental role in the construction projects of some of the finest facilities in the conference and the nation. Projects include:

  • Bud Walton Arena
  • Broyles Athletic Center
  • Charlie Baum Stadium
  • John McDonnell Field
  • Willard and Pat Walker Pavilion
  • Fred and Mary Smith Golf Center
  • Randal Tyson Track Center
  • George M. Billingsley Tennis Center
  • Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
  • Bogle Park
  • Bev Lewis Center
  • Student-Athlete Success Center (Summer 2015)
  • Fred W. Smith Football Center
  • Basketball Performance Center (Summer 2015)
  • Baseball and Track Indoor Training Center (Summer 2014)

Today, the goal of the Razorback Foundation is to provide funding necessary to help all student-athletes excel while upholding the University's high standard of excellence in the classroom and on the field for generations to come.