TIAA and University of Arkansas Human Resources Make Donation to Full Circle Food Pantry

Join TIAA and University of Arkansas Human Resources in the Arkansas Union Living Room between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. today as they present a check for $5,000 to the Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry. The check presentation will be between 11:15 and 11:30 a.m.

All University of Arkansas campuses participated in a contest to determine which campus has the highest percentage of correct answers on a Financial IQ Challenge. According to a TIAA spokesperson, the lead changed several times. Monticello came out with an early lead, then Medical Sciences took the lead and held on to it for the majority of the time. At the last second, and by 2 hundredths of a percent, the Fayetteville campus pulled into the lead.

"We would like to thank our faculty and staff for rising to the Financial IQ Challenge and allowing UA-Fayetteville to win a charitable donation of $5,000 for the Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry," said Debbie McLoud, associate vice chancellor of human resources at the University of Arkansas. "We would also like to thank TIAA for giving us the opportunity to give back to our campus community."

Human Resources chose the campus food pantry as the recipient of the $5,000 charitable donation because of how it directly benefits faculty, staff and students.

Come to the Arkansas Union for the celebration between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Have a cupcake and meet TIAA campus Representatives as well.

About the Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry: The Full Circle Food Pantry is a student led emergency food assistance program, striving to serve clients with balanced meals through non-perishables and fresh produce from our own garden. Dedicated to nourishing bodies, empowering minds, and creating a community of compassion. The pantry serves anyone with a U of A or UAMS ID and their household: Students, staff and faculty, as well as temporary or hourly employees. We provide a three-day supply of groceries and personal care items, up to two times per week, for the entire household.

About TIAA: With an award-winning¹ track record for consistent investment performance, TIAA ( is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. TIAA has nearly $1 trillion in assets under management (as of 12/31/2018²) and offers a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and education, and retirement services.


  1. The Lipper Mixed-Assets Large Fund Award is given to the group with the lowest average decile ranking of three years' Consistent Return for eligible funds over the three-year period ended 11/30/15 (against 39 fund families), 11/30/16 (36), 11/30/17 (35) and 11/30/18 (35). Note this award pertains to mixed-assets mutual funds within the TIAA-CREF group of mutual funds; other funds distributed by Nuveen Securities were not included. From Thomson Reuters Lipper Awards, © 2019 Thomson Reuters. All rights reserved. Used by permission and protected by the Copyright Laws of the United States. The printing, copying, redistribution, or retransmission of this Content without express written permission is prohibited. Certain funds have fee waivers in effect. Without such waivers ratings could be lower. Past performance does not guarantee future results. For current performance, rankings and prospectuses, please visit the Research and Performance section on The investment advisory services, strategies and expertise of TIAA Investments, a division of Nuveen, are provided by Teachers Advisors, LLC and TIAA-CREF Investment Management, LLC. TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC, Teachers Personal Investors Services, Inc., and Nuveen Securities, LLC, Members FINRA and SIPC, distribute securities products.
  2. Based on $970 billion of assets under management across Nuveen Investments affiliates and TIAA investment management teams as of 12/31/18.

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TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC, Teachers Personal Investors Services, Inc., and Nuveen Securities, LLC, Members FINRA and SIPC, distribute securities products.  Annuity contracts and certificates are issued by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA) and College Retirement Equities Fund (CREF), New York, NY. Each is solely responsible for its own financial condition and contractual obligations.


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