Gift to the UA School of Music



TO: UA Campus Community
FROM: President Ann Weaver Hart
DATE: January 14, 2015
SUBJECT: Gift to the UA School of Music


I am very happy to announce a transformational gift to the University of Arizona School of Music.

Longtime UA friends Alan and Daveen Fox have made a $20 million gift in honor of Alan’s father, master teacher and legendary horn performer Fred Fox. The gift will be used to support faculty through endowed chairs, students through endowed scholarships, and the sustained growth of the School of Music through a general operating fund.

In recognition of the gift, and pending completion of the UA’s internal process that involves a recommendation from the UA Naming Advisory Committee and approval of the Faculty Senate, the school will be renamed the Fred Fox School of Music.

Alan and Daveen Fox have a passion for education and showed their commitment a few years ago when they made a gift to create the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet. With their most recent gift, they are ensuring the continued excellence of the entire School of Music.

This gift is a significant example of what the University's partners can achieve through philanthropy: a well-deserved legacy for an accomplished contributor to the arts and sustainable support to develop the performers of the future. Please join me in thanking Alan and Daveen Fox for their remarkable generosity.