News & Updates
News & Updates
JANUARY 22, 2024
Alisha Curtis Hired to Head Up Razorback Foundation Little Rock Office
FAYETTEVILLE - Starting today, Little Rock resident Alisha Curtis has joined the Razorback Foundation team as a Development Director and will head the Little Rock office, replacing Mica Strother.
“With Alisha's extensive background in finance and communications and her deep connections in Central Arkansas, we know she is the perfect fit to help us further our mission of supporting the Arkansas Razorbacks,” said Ryan White, Razorback Foundation executive director. “As a lifelong Arkansan and University of Arkansas attendee, she is not only passionate about the Razorbacks, but also fundraising for causes close to her heart in her spare time. We have no doubt, she will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team.”
Curtis will be tasked with managing a portfolio of Razorback Foundation members in the central Arkansas area while growing the Foundation's Annual Fund and capital campaigns.
Most recently, Curtis was a private bank advisor for Arvest Bank where she provided concierge banking services to private clients. Prior to that she was the Chief Communications and Legislative Director for the Arkansas Department of Commerce. Additionally, she served as finance director for the Arkansas Republican Party before becoming a founding member of Governor Asa Hutchinson's administration, including director of operations and special assistant to the Governor.
“It's an honor to join the Razorback Foundation,” said Curtis. “The Foundation has a long history of supporting our student athletes and advancing Razorback athletic programs that are beloved by our state. I'm excited to be a part of this incredible legacy and look forward to furthering the Foundation's mission. Go Hogs!”
A Benton native, Curtis attended the University of Arkansas and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is active in the community and passionate about charitable work, having been named the 2019 Woman of the Year in Philanthropy by the Women's Foundation of Arkansas. Through her professional and personal efforts, she was named to several honorary lists including Women to Watch in 2020 by Little Rock Soiree magazine, Future 50 by Arkansas Money & Politics magazine, and Arkansas Business's 40 Under 40.
About the Razorback Foundation
The mission of The Razorback Foundation, Inc., is to support the athletic endeavors of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. The Foundation assists Razorback 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. Razorback Athletics is one of a handful of NCAA Division I Athletic Departments in the nation that is financially self-sustaining and requires no UA student fees revenue or taxpayer support.