UNA Launches Legacy Initiative

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama is launching its Legacy Initiative September 8 as a means of rebuilding Harrison Fountain and Plaza after the fountain collapsed in December of 2019 and to ensure the perpetual vitality of the University.

“This initiative is an opportunity for everyone to establish their legacy at UNA by helping to rebuild the heart of the campus, which, for us, is Harrison Fountain and Plaza,” said Kevin Haslam, Vice President for University Advancement. “This will allow us to rebuild this beloved area of campus, providing funding to support generations of UNA students. It also will allow those who love the University opportunity to have their name etched in the plaza.”

The Legacy Initiative, will have two phases. It will include a number of naming opportunities, including benches, trees, marble squares, plaques, and bricks. It will launch in its initial phase to members of the UNA campus community, including faculty, staff, and students.  It will open to others beginning in October. This phase will continue until the project is fully funded, including the establishment of an endowment for the ongoing maintenance of Harrison Fountain and Plaza.