Planned Giving

The Doyne Society

Members of the Doyne Society have indicated they have included the UCA Foundation as a benefactor of their estate or through one of the many options of planned giving. If you choose to name the UCA Foundation, Inc. as a beneficiary, please let us know of your plans. This will enable us to not only show our appreciation of your generosity by inducting you into our Doyne Society, but also to include your support in planning for the future of the University of Central Arkansas.

History of Doyne Society

In the 1800s, Mr. John James Doyne began an intensive effort to establish a statewide institution to train teachers in Arkansas. His vision took years eventually to pass through the legislative process; however, in 1907 the Arkansas Normal School (now UCA) was officially created, and Mr. Doyne was chosen appropriately as the first president. The rest of the story, as they say, continues to be written as we progress in becoming the University of Choice for more and more students. We continue to provide educational training for our state's teachers on campus today just as we did in 1907, and we now offer more than100 other degree programs as well.

As a means of recognizing those individuals who, like President Doyne, have had the vision and foresight to prepare for a progressive and exciting future, we formed a recognition society to honor those who have provided for the future well-being of the university within their estate plans. We want to express the university's appreciation for these gifts that will provide financial support for our students, and the university, in the years forthcoming, whether they are made by including provisions in a will, creating charitable trusts, using life insurance, or employing other financial gift-planning opportunities.