University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Invest in Accounting Students

The generous support of our alumni and friends – who believe in the transformative power of accounting education – enables the Department of Accounting to impact hundreds of students every year. Your investment funds our promise to develop students and serves as an example of how accounting education continues to change your life.

Three Opportunities to Securely Donate Online

Your investment is crucial to the success of our mission in the face of lagging funding for higher education. Simply choose your desired fund name to make a pre-designated secure online donation. All gifts, great or small, make a difference!


Accounting Department Excellence Fund

This fund recognizes that excellent education happens as a result of actions outside of the classroom as much as inside the classroom. Your special gift will provide ongoing support for a myriad of department functions such as prominent guest speakers, faculty development, value-added student engagement outside the classroom, and technology support.

Give to the Accounting Department Excellence Fund

Accounting Advisory Board Leadership Endowment Fund

This fund expresses the role and forward-thinking nature of our Advisory Board. Your contribution will establish an endowment to cultivate the department's student leadership culture. Uses include MACC assistantships to officers of prominent student groups and funding for participation in leadership events.

Give to the Advisory Board Leadership Endowment Fund

BKD Accounting Education Fund

This fund expresses the importance of business community support of higher education. Your investment will provide ongoing support for undergraduate, masters, and doctoral program activities.

Give to the BKD Accounting Education Fund

Other Opportunities to Give

What matters to you or your organization? We would love to partner with you or your organization to create named opportunities to further serve our students and profession. We have a number of ways to recognize your own personal or organization's mission and passions.

There are many ways to support the Department of Accounting financially. You can:

  • Designate a specific impact with an endowed gift or multi-year pledge.
  • Leave a legacy with a planned estate gift.
  • Provide support through your company with an in-kind donation or matching gift.
  • Set up an automatic draft to your bank account.
  • Transfer a gift of stock or securities.

Learn More

Derrick Contact Derrick Riddle, assistant director of development, or Dr. Gary Peters, Department Chair of Accounting, to explore more ways to invest in the lives of students and the Department of Accounting.