A Campaign for Community Giving

UA Cares is The University of Arizona's annual workplace giving campaign, providing employees with the opportunity to support campus programs and services, in addition to the greater community.Since its inception in 2004, University employees have donated more than $6,200,000 to support a wealth of educational programs on campus while aiding nonprofit programs addressing our community's greatest needs. Along the way, our ambassadors across campus conduct special events to raise contributions and highlight charitable programs and student scholarships. The 2020 campaign is from Oct 1st to Nov 6, 2020.


A Message from our Honorary Chair

I am proud to once again serve as the UA Cares Honorary Chair. The campaign offers a great opportunity to share my personal commitment and the commitment of the university to supporting our local community through charitable giving and volunteerism. There are a lot of wonderful fundraising activities, like the annual Chorizo Breakfast hosted by the Budget Office and the Chili Cook-Off hosted by Facilities Management for 15 years. Not only do these and many other events provide the means to help others, they provide a climate of goodwill, and they bring excitement and awareness to the campus during UA Cares. I’m looking forward to experiencing some of them firsthand this year, and I encourage all university employees, departments, and units to participate in UA Cares. The UA Cares campaign kicks off on October 1st, 2020. Please think about what matters most to you and give what you can. All UA employees are invited to donate to any University programs through the UA Foundation, and to any United Way Impact Area or 501c3 non-profit organizations of your choice through the United Way of Tucson & Southern Arizona. Join me by actively participating in the 2020 UA Cares giving campaign. Together, let’s make a commitment to help children, families, seniors, and students in need. Please support non-profits and university programs so they can continue to make a difference in our community. Every donation helps, and every supporter is appreciated. Thank you in advance for helping to make UA Cares a success.

- Robert C. Robbins, M.D. | President




Want to learn more about UA Cares? 

UA colleges and departments can sign up to request a short virtual presentation about UA Cares. 


Campus Pantry

The goal of the UA Campus Pantry is to reduce food insecurity in our Wildcat Community.  At our distribution events, students and staff can grab important food staples at no cost. With your help, we can ensure no Wildcat is food insecure. 




President's Directed Scholarship

This scholarship provides aid to current and returning students with federally approved Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival status. Give a one-time gift to ensure all students are given the opportunity of a quality education. Donate to the UA President's Directed Scholarship (#20-11-2419)




Indigenous Wildcats Technology Drive

To keep Native American Wildcats connected we must close the digital divide that has only been further exacerbated by COVID-19. Your support will be directed to Native American students who lack consistent access to reliable technology & internet.