The words: Bear Down written on the roof of a building against a sunset skyline

DATE: July 5th, 2016

UA Foundation’s New Leadership Begins Important Term

With enthusiasm on initiatives ranging from space exploration to academic support services, officers of the University of Arizona Foundation Board of Trustees recently assumed their roles for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

Each elected leader of the board governing the nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the UA through philanthropy has a different motivation for serving the UA. But Chair Richard Silverman and his fellow officers Ted Hinderaker, Patricia Bartlett, Archibald Brown and Thomas Keating are certain they’ve accepted a pivotal position at a crucial time.

“I have been a volunteer on non-profit boards for the better part of 30 years,” said Silverman. “The University of Arizona and the UA Foundation have provided me with some of the greatest challenges and rewards, and continue to do so.”

These key volunteers believe philanthropy has never been more important to ensuring the University’s ongoing ability to improve the prospects and enrich the lives of the people of Arizona and the world.

“The UA continues to offer world-class education at a competitive cost despite a 48 percent decline in per-student state support since 2008,” said Vice-Chair Ted Hinderaker.

“As we work to increase funding from the state legislature, there is no question we need increased support from alumni and other private donors to maintain quality and accessibility.”

The Arizona NOW comprehensive campaign is the framework for raising funds to advance the UA’s goals and build stability in a time of uncertainty. The largest campaign in University history, Arizona NOW has a goal of $1.5 billion and will end July 2018.

“We have reached 94 percent of the goal, and we have nearly 94,000 individual donors to thank for it. Their generosity has put Arizona NOW well ahead of schedule,” said UA Foundation President & CEO John-Paul Roczniak.

“Looking toward the campaign’s successful completion and beyond, the UA Foundation has an incredible opportunity to take the partnership with donors to a level of impact never seen before. We’re fortunate to have these dedicated and knowledgeable leaders in place to make this time a turning point in UA history.”

What Excites You About Serving the UA Right Now?

Richard H. Silverman

Richard H. Silverman

Attorney at Law, Jennings Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.

“In Phoenix, I look forward to the continued growth of the biomedical campus and the implementation of a strategy recognizing that the UA can have more of a presence.”

Ted H. Hinderaker

Ted H. Hinderaker

Attorney at Law, Hinderaker Rauh & Weisman, P.L.C.

“I’m particularly intrigued by the OSIRIX-REx mission, which is designed to collect an asteroid sample and bring it back for study.”

Patricia A. Bartlett

Patricia A. Bartlett

Founder, BHI Energy, Inc.; Excel Scaffolding, Inc.; Deltak Manufacturing, Inc.

“I want to be a voice advocating for student success programs such as the SALT Center and Think Tank. These programs are key to getting students on the road to academic success.”

Archibald M. Brown, Jr.

Archibald M. Brown, Jr.

Merlin, Inc. (Retired)

“Education is the single most important avenue to life’s success. We need to maximize the support we give to our potential and actual students, and educating our government’s elected officials why we need their support must be a priority.”

Thomas W. Keating

Past Chair:
Thomas W. Keating

Chairman, Trailhead Ventures, L.L.C.

“As a Research I University with the dual missions of teaching students and generating new knowledge through discovery, the UA is helping to keep Arizona and the U.S. competitive in the world.”

Complete list of fiscal year 2016-2017 board members.