The Legacy Initiative

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The Legacy Initiative gives everyone the opportunity to establish their legacy at the University of North Alabama by helping rebuild the heart of the majestic UNA campus – Harrison Fountain and Plaza, to ensure the perpetual vitality of UNA and to have their names forever etched in Harrison Plaza.

The Legacy Initiative has two phases:

Phase I is the restoration of the Harrison Fountain and Plaza and will continue until this project is fully funded.

Phase II is the securing of funds and establishing an endowment for the greatest needs and emerging priorities of the University. This phase will continue until every brick in Harrison Plaza, and the pathways leading to it, has the name of someone on it who loves UNA as much as we do.

 

Harrison Plaza Legacy Opportunities

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All namings exist in perpetuity. The Guy McClure Endowment for Harrison Plaza and Fountain has been established to provide the perpetual care and maintenance of the plaza. If a tree falls, something breaks, etc., it will be replaced through distributions from the endowment.

Namings secured between these dates:           Will be installed by:
December 11 through June 10                              mid-September
June 11 through December 10                              mid-March

 

Benches*

Each bench will have a 4” x 6” naming plaque attached to it for the donor to inscribe their legacy message. The opportunities available include:

6 available @ $15,000 each (This may be paid $3,000 per year for 5 years)

  • 1 is available on the perimeter of the Plaza
  • 2 are available by the Harrison Plaza marker
  • 2 are available on the Cramer Way pathway leading to the Plaza
  • 1 is available in the Alumni Botanical Gardener overlooking the Plaza
  • If you are interested in a bench, please contact Kevin Haslam, Vice President for University Advancement, at 256.765.5018 or khaslam@una.edu.

Trees*

Each tree will have a 4” x 6” naming plaque under it for the donor to inscribe their legacy message. The opportunities available include:

28 available @ $2,500 each (This may be paid $500 per year for 5 years)

  • 7 are available along the College of Business and Technology/Gunn Commons pathway
  • 7 are available along the Aderholt Way pathway
  • 3 are available in front of the George H. Carroll Lion Habitat
  • 4 are available along the Cramer Way pathway
  • 6 are available along the Shelby Way pathway
  • 1 is available in front of Keller Hall

* If you are interested in a tree, please contact Kevin Haslam, Vice President for University Advancement, at 256.765.5018 or khaslam@una.edu.


3’ x 3’ Marble Square*

The donor will have 3 lines, 20 characters per line including spaces, to inscribe their legacy message. The opportunities available include:

10 available - 2 remaining @ $10,000 each (This may be paid $2,000 per year for 5 years)

* If you are interested in 3'x3' Marble Square, please contact Kevin Haslam, Vice President for University Advancement, at 256.765.5018 or khaslam@una.edu.


2’ x 2’ Plaque*

The donor can craft their legacy message as they wish, within reason (while font size can be adjusted, we want to make sure the message is legible). The opportunities available include:

56 available - 27 remaining @ $5,000 each (This may be paid $1,000 per year for 5 years)

* If you are interested in a 2'x2' Plaque, please contact Kevin Haslam, Vice President for University Advancement, at 256.765.5018 or khaslam@una.edu.


Bricks

Engrave a brick in your name or the name of a loved one; honor a soldier or veteran; in memory of a special person in your life; honor a teacher or student; mark a special date in your life (graduation, birthday, anniversary, or wedding), the possibilities are endless. 

90 percent of the cost of each brick purchased will go towards the restoration of Harrison Fountain and Plaza.

10 percent of the cost will go to establish the Harrison Plaza Endowment will provide for the great needs and emerging priorities of Harrison Fountain and Plaza, including all pathways to the Plaza (Aderholt Way, Shelby Way, Cramer Way, etc.).

The opportunities available include:


8 x 8 Brick

The donor will have 6 lines, 20 characters per line including spaces, to inscribe their legacy message.

4 x 8 Brick

The donor will have 3 lines, 20 characters per line including spaces, to inscribe their legacy message. 

Follow the links below to purchase your piece of history! (*Recent Graduates = up to 12 months after graduation.)

Brick orders that are purchased as gifts are eligible to receive a legacy card for gift-giving purposes. To receive a legacy card in time for the holiday season your brick must be purchased by the first Friday in December. Any brick purchased after the first Friday in December will have its legacy card issued in January.

 

Pieces of the original Harrison Fountain are available for purchase!

Boxed piece of limestone from Harrison Fountain

Original Harrison Fountain

Commemorate your time at the University of North Alabama with a small block of limestone from the original Harrison Fountain (2002-2019). Each piece measures approximately 3"x4"x1".

Follow the links below to purchase your piece of history! (*Recent Graduates = up to 12 months after graduation.)