There are numerous ways to give to the Psychiatric Research Institute.

Making a Donation                                                                   

Your gift to the Psychiatric Research Institute helps to ensure excellence in clinical care, innovation in education and cutting-edge research.

Donations can be made online, by contacting Betty Tucker, Senior Director of Development at 501-526-8134 or batucker@uams.edu or by sending a check to the Psychiatric Research Institute, 4301 W. Markham St., #554, Little Rock, AR 72205-1799.

Director’s Club

The Director’s Club is an annual giving society established to support and promote the Psychiatric Research Institute (PRI) mission of improving mental health for individuals in Arkansas and beyond through the integration of outstanding education, research, clinical care and service. Membership dues are assessed annually and provide discretionary funds for promoting key programs; nurturing personnel; hosting community events; providing interim funding for promising research; supporting clinical programs; and entertaining potential recruits.

Become a Member Today

Becoming a Director’s Club member is easy and your annual donation is tax-deductible.
Membership levels include
•    Member – $1,000
•    Corporate – $2,500
•    Benefactor – $5,000

To learn more about the Director’s Club and becoming a member, please contact Betty Tucker at 501-526-8134 or by email at batucker@uams.edu or Cary Wilson at 501-526-8166 or by email at CCWilson2@uams.edu.

Endowed Chairs

An endowed chair is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding. Endowment assets are invested and each year a portion of the value of the fund is paid out to support the fund’s purpose. Any earnings in excess of this distribution are used to build the fund’s market value. In this way an endowment can grow and provide support for its designated purpose in perpetuity. A minimum of $1 million is required to endow a chair; $1.5 million to endow a distinguished chair.

Currently the Psychiatric Research Institute is raising money for two endowed chairs one in Trauma and the other in Brain Imaging Research.

Planned Giving

You can assure your legacy lasts beyond your lifetime and you can help secure the long-term financial health of the Psychiatric Research Institute (PRI) through a planned gift.

Planned gifts are gifts that will benefit PRI in the future over a period of time. A planned gift helps a donor design a charitable gift plan that will benefit PRI and allow for the fulfillment of personal financial goals.

In addition to ensuring a bright future for PRI, a properly designed planned gift may:

  • Provide income for life
  • Reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes
  • Generate a charitable income tax deduction
  • Reduce or eliminate gift and estate taxes

A few examples of planned gifts include appreciated securities, a bequests and gifts of stock. Please know that there are many other ways to make a planned gift to PRI and we recommend scheduling a private consultation to discuss your options.

If you are considering a planned gift, we recommend you do so in consultation with your financial planner and/or legal counsel.