UAMS to Host Fifth Annual Day of Giving Oct. 12

By Andrew Vogler

Started in 2017, the event is UAMS’ largest single-day philanthropic effort, helping energize patient care, education and research programs across the institution, while celebrating the resilience of the entire UAMS community. As an institution that serves the entire state, UAMS has set a goal to receive a gift from all 75 counties in Arkansas.

“The Day of Giving is a time to not only celebrate the philanthropic spirit within UAMS but also a day to acknowledge the generosity of donors in Arkansas and beyond,” said Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, UAMS chancellor and CEO of UAMS Health. “Regardless of the size of the gift, we are truly humbled by the continued support for our mission.”

The UAMS Day of Giving will run for 24 hours, beginning at 6 a.m., Oct. 12, and ending at 6 a.m. Oct. 13. Patterson will kick off the day’s events by making the first donation. Any gift, no matter the amount, will have a positive impact on patients, staff, faculty and students.

All funds raised will support the various programs, funds, colleges or institutes chosen by the donor. Gifts are tax deductible and can be made online at or on the phone during normal business hours at 501-686-8200.

UAMS is seeking Day of Giving ambassadors from members of the community to help make this year’s event a success. Email to sign up.

Throughout the day, supporters of the initiative can share stories on social media about how UAMS has made a difference for them using the hashtag #UAMSDayofGiving. The institution will be active on social media, cheering on donations, sharing testimonials and encouraging others to support the causes that matter most to them.

UAMS providers oversee more than 1 million patient appointments each year at its main campus, regional campuses, the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System and Arkansas Children’s. UAMS graduates nearly 1,000 doctors, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals each year, the majority of whom stay in Arkansas to practice.

State funding is only a small percentage of UAMS’ $1.5 billion annual budget. Patient care revenue makes up the lion’s share, or 75%. UAMS relies on philanthropic support from generous donors in Arkansas and beyond to provide much-needed funds for clinical excellence, groundbreaking research and innovative education for the next generation of health professionals. Learn more at

UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,275 students, 890 medical residents and fellows, and five dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 12,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), YouTube or Instagram.