Hendrix College has received a $1 million gift from the Roy and Christine Sturgis Trust of Dallas, Texas.
The award will support the completion of the College’s athletics facilities master plan, according to Acting President W. Ellis Arnold III.
Hendrix is completing its new 1,500-seat Young-Wise Memorial Stadium, an indoor tennis center, and a sports training facility at the north end zone of the stadium that will serve Hendrix athletes. Total cost for the three facilities will be approximately $6 million.
“The Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable Trust is excited to award Hendrix College a grant to help complete its wellness and athletics master plan,” said Robert R. Fox, associate vice president and philanthropic relationship manager for U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, on behalf of the Sturgis Trust.
The 18,000-sq.-ft. sports training facility will bear the Sturgis name in recognition of the Sturgis Trust’s support, Arnold said.
“We are deeply grateful to the Sturgis Trust for its generous support of our NCAA Division III athletics program,” said Arnold. “We hope this grant will serve as a catalyst to inspire others to support our scholar-athletes.”
The $1 million gift is the largest award Hendrix has received from the Sturgis Trust, Arnold added.