Through annual expressions of philanthropy from the community: Individuals as well as businesses and organizations, Northwest Arkansas is able to honor the traditions of Juneteenth. Your contribution enables us to bring together a multitude of families throughout Northwest Arkansas in celebration of African American freedom through a strong emphasis on scholarships and responsible community citizenship.
Juneteenth, also known as the “African American Emancipation Day,” originated in Galveston, Texas in1865, and is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. Juneteenth celebrations around the United States emphasize African American freedom and education, and are marked with picnics, family gatherings, and guest speakers. The University of Arkansas has chosen to host a community-wide picnic with local and regional entertainment artists, musicians, carnival games for the children, and vendors. We are looking to host an estimated 1,000 attendees at this year’s event and plan to reward several deserving students at the University of Arkansas with book scholarships to assist them towards attaining their college degree.
To become a sponsor, please complete the Sponsor Registration Form and follow the instructions below for payment.
Please make checks out to:
University of Arkansas Foundation, Inc.
Mail Checks to:
UA Office of Equal Opportunity & Compliance
4 West Avenue Annex
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
If you have further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Danielle Wood-Williams at 479.575.4825 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your organization’s participation with this year’s event.