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JBU Announces $125M Campaign, $5M in Donations

JBU Announces $125M Campaign, $5M in Donations
John Brown University of Siloam Springs on Wednesday announced about $5 million in new gifts toward a $125 million fundraising campaign the university is calling "Campaign for the Next Century: A Hope and Future."

John Brown University of Siloam Springs on Wednesday announced about $5 million in new gifts toward a $125 million fundraising campaign the university is calling "Campaign for the Next Century: A Hope and Future."
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Jerry Jones Gives $10.65M to University of Arkansas Athletic Department

The Jones' gift is a combination of cash to be paid over a five-year period and land donated to the Razorback Foundation. The donation will address several projects of the university's athletics department, including a 55,000-SF student-athlete center.
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Tyson Foods Foundation, Family Donate $500K to UA's eVersity

The Tyson Foods Foundation Inc. and the Tyson family have donated $500,000 to the University of Arkansas System's online university, eVersity.
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