The University of Alabama School of Social Work has established the Restoring Our Past, Building Our Future initiative to allow our alumni and supporters to join us in celebrating the renovation of our school building, Little Hall. Alumni and friends of the School can participate in this new initiative by pledging a gift to support tomorrow’s social work leaders.
Gifts pledged as part of this initiative will receive a permanent naming recognition in our newly renovated Little Hall building. With a permanent naming recognition, you may have a room or space in Little Hall named in your honor or in honor of a loved one.
We’re proud to offer this exciting opportunity for you to leave your print on our school for generations to come while contributing to the academic success of our brightest students.
A Little Hall permanent naming recognition provides a special way for you to leave your print on the School of Social Work or honor someone you wish to memorialize as part of the building’s renovation project.
These naming opportunities are available starting at $15,000. With a minimum gift of $25,000, you can both endow a scholarship and have permanent naming recognition in specifically designated areas of the new building. Your gift will directly impact social work students’ academic careers while offering you a lifetime recognition of your investment in our school.
We hope that you’ll consider participating in this exciting initiative. We have many different giving levels for you to make an impact. Your investment in a named space is way to not only stay engaged in the life of the university, but support extraordinary students.
* An asterik indicates a space is available for naming.
All naming opportunities require the final approval of the University of Alabama Board of Trustees
In September 2015, the University of Alabama Board of Trustees approved Montgomery-based Payne Design Group Architects, LLC to design and oversee construction of the Little Hall renovation project. Please view floor plans for the new, three-story building, which will open to students, faculty, staff and the campus community in summer 2017.
Little Hall is named for Livingston native William “Bill” Gray Little (1873-1938), a transfer student who came to The University of Alabama in 1892 and became the father of Alabama football. When he arrived on campus, Little began to teach students the game of football, which he had learned as a student at Phillips Academy-Andover. That year, the University launched its first football team with Little as the team’s captain. Because of this, Little Hall was named in his honor after its construction in 1915. The original Little Hall building was designed by Frank Lockwood, of Montgomery, in a classical Revival style and served as the University’s first stand-alone men’s gymnasium. The gymnasium housed rooms for boxing, wrestling, special exercises, trophies, lockers, baths, and a large main hall with galleries for spectators.
Architect Renderings of the New Little Hall
In spring 2016, the school began an ambitious renovation of its building, Little Hall. The $9.6 million project, which is completely funded by the school and university, will transform our 102-year-old building into a modern, state-of-the-art facility. The newly renovated building, scheduled for completion in summer 2017, will be a hub for student life, teaching and research, as well as a gathering spot for social work alumni.
Montgomery-based Payne Design Group Architects, LLC is overseeing the design and construction for the Little Hall renovation project. The firm has taken great care to preserve as much of the building’s original architecture and design, both external and internal, while modernizing all other technological and structural aspects of the building.
A pledge can be paid over a five-year period with gifts of cash, stock or other appreciated assets.
Still have questions? For questions about giving to the Restoring Our Past, Building Our Future Initiative and other scholarship opportunities through the School of Social Work, please contact Laurie Wright, associate director of development and alumni relations, at email@example.com or 205-348-7109.