“As you become men and women of affairs, do not forget the world’s need of Christian schools and the debt that you yourself owe to them. Wherever your lot is cast, give your unstinted support to their maintenance. Remember, the Lord is counting on you.”
– J.N. Armstrong
Harding’s First President
Letter to Students, 1925 Petit Jean
From its earliest existence in 1924 as the fledgling merger of Harper College and Arkansas Christian College to its present status as one of the country’s premier Christian universities, Harding’s history is built on a foundation of sacrificial giving and tireless service.
It’s with those ideals in mind that we proudly introduce The Harding Fund, the University’s new brand for its unrestricted gifts campaign. The Harding Fund’s simple message focuses on the tenets of sacrifice, service and partnership as we solicit alumni and friends to invest in this important work.
The Harding Fund’s logo features the University’s iconic swing, which has been a fixture on the Searcy campus since Harding’s move from Morrilton, Arkansas in 1934. Any former student or campus visitor has fond memories of sitting on one of the swings. It evokes emotions of family and community in all of us who love Harding.
Partner with us as we continue the mission of faith, learning and living.