Linimon to Lead Office of Donor Relations and Special Events

Amy Linimon, director of donor relations and special events.
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Amy Linimon, director of donor relations and special events.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –Amy Linimon, a Fort Smith native with 14 years of experience working with donors and planning events in Northwest Arkansas, has been named director of donor relations and special events for the Division of University Advancement at the University of Arkansas, beginning March 1.

“Donor relations and special events are a crucial part of the University Advancement operation, and Amy Linimon has the experience and personal qualities needed to do an outstanding job,” said Mark Power, vice chancellor for advancement. “As we reach the halfway mark for Campaign Arkansas her role will become increasingly important to our success.”

The office of donor relations and special events works closely with alumni, friends, and benefactors, recognizing achievements and organizing events to celebrate the special occasions, on campus and off.

“I am really excited about this opportunity to join Campaign Arkansas and work with so many people who care so much about the University of Arkansas,” said Linimon. “This job really blends two things I am passionate about – expressing gratitude to donors and organizing events that help celebrate the important achievements in the campaign and on campus.”  

Linimon most recently worked as a senior account executive for IMG, Razorback Sports Properties, the multimedia rights holder for the University of Arkansas athletic department. In this position she cultivated and managed client relationships and prospected new business. She previously spent six years with the Washington Regional Medical Foundation as the director of special events and director of development and external relations, and worked for five years as the vice president for resource development at United Way of Northwest Arkansas, where she planned and executed events with donors, volunteers and corporations. 

Linimon earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Arkansas, one in political science and a combined English and communications degree. She earned a Master of Arts degree in political science from the University of Kansas. She has lived in Fayetteville since 2004.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Steve Voorhies, manager of media relations
University Relations
479-575-3583, voorhies@uark.edu


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