UCA celebrates Doyne Legacy Society donors

The University of Central Arkansas recently hosted its annual Doyne Legacy Society brunch at Buffalo Alumni Hall on the UCA campus. 

UCA President Houston Davis addresses the Doyne Legacy Society event

UCA president Houston Davis addresses the Doyne Legacy Society event

The April 21 event welcomed new members and celebrated the 118 total members who are part of the Doyne Legacy Society, made up of individuals who have committed to including UCA as part of their estate plans.

“Members of the Doyne Legacy Society play a special role in making sure that UCA and its graduates continue to be a force for good well into the future,” UCA president Houston Davis said at the event. “Because of your engagement, our students’ lives are being transformed. And, as graduates, they in turn are transformative forces for good throughout Arkansas, across the nation and around the world.”

Named for John James Doyne, UCA’s first president, the Doyne Legacy Society includes alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university who have made a planned gift of $2,500 or more to UCA as part of their estate plans.

A planned or legacy gift is when a donor arranges for a donation to an organization that will happen in the future. Some common planned giving options include bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and beneficiary designation gifts such as life insurance policies or retirement accounts.

“Legacy gifts are an important part of our UCA Now campaign,” said Mary Bane Lackie, UCA’s vice president of university advancement. “As we close in on our $100 million goal, planned gifts make up more than 15 percent of the $94 million we have raised so far. We are so thankful for legacy gifts and the pathways of success that they will provide for UCA and its students for years to come.”

For more information on the Doyne Legacy Society or about supporting UCA through a planned gift, please visit ucagift.org or call 501-450-2606.

By Philip Allison