Lomax-Hoffman Challenge

What Happens at Hendrix Changes the World

Maia Yang 2013

Consider Hendrix College alumna Maia Yang ’13, who was awarded the prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship last spring. As a business economics major with a passion for women’s rights, poverty alleviation, and shared stories, Maia sought a way to combine these areas to utilize her education towards creating progress. She found that opportunity when she competed to be one of 40 international Watson Fellows.

“During my Watson year, as I travel through Bangladesh, Vietnam, Rwanda, and Peru, I will see how women involved with microfinance institutions view this capitalist financial model. I want to listen to their stories and learn about their cultures, trials, and triumphs. Secondly, I wish to seek a possible answer for microfinance’s statistically researched ineffectiveness by studying the interconnected nature of culture with these institutions.”

Every student who enters Hendrix deserves the opportunity to realize their passions and act on them.
The Hendrix Parent Fund makes this possible.

The Hendrix Parent Fund enhances your student’s experience by helping fund Odyssey program activities, scholarships, library resources, and technological upgrades. Recognizing the worth of Parent Fund support and its impact upon Hendrix students, former parents Tim Lomax and Jeannine Hoffman Lomax have issued the Lomax-Hoffman Challenge. Through the Challenge, they wish to recognize the tremendous support from their own parents and inspire new donors to Hendrix’s Leadership Giving Societies.

Hendrix College will work to match a generous $10,000 Challenge Gift for the Hendrix Parent Fund during the current 2013-2014 fiscal year. The Lomax-Hoffman Challenge will provide $1,000 to the College for each Leadership gift that meets one of the following conditions, up to $10,000:

  • A donor makes a new Leadership Gift of $1,000 or more on or before May 31, 2014.
  • A donor increases their last gift to the Leadership Giving level of $1,000 or more on or before May 31, 2014.

To participate, please make your gift to the Hendrix Parent Fund online or mail to Office of Advancement, 1600 Washington Ave, Conway, AR 72032 by May 31.