The stated 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 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.
A Tradition of Excellence
The Razorback Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) entity, partners with Razorback Athletics in providing support to more than 460 student-athletes in the classroom and in competition. Through contributions from members, our nonprofit organization provides scholarships, financial support for facility enhancements and other programs designed to elevate student-athletes and Arkansas athletics – all while advancing the mission of the University of Arkansas.
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
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.