Ira A. Fulton

Ira A. Fulton

Ira A. Fulton (born November 12, 1931 in Tempe, Arizona) is an Arizona philanthropist, land developer, and businessman. BusinessWeek has listed Fulton 36th on its list of "The 50 Most Generous Philanthropists" for 2006. [ [http://bwnt.businessweek.com/philanthropy/06/index.asp The 50 Most Generous Philanthropists] from BusinessWeek online] The Arizona Legislature has also recognized his generosity. [http://www.azleg.state.az.us/legtext/46leg/2r/bills/scr1013p.pdf]

According to BusinessWeek, Fulton and his wife have given away about $265 million, approximately 60% of their net worth. [ [http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,660192054,00.html Deseret Morning News | Ira Fulton spearheads UVU effort ] ] Major recipients include Arizona State University (ASU), Brigham Young University (BYU), [ [http://www.philanthropy.com/free/articles/v18/i09/09001701.htm Investor's Pledges to Two Universities Reflect Personal Connection] from The Chronicle of Philanthropy] the University of Utah, [ [http://www.alumni.utah.edu/u-news/january07/mention.htm University of Utah Alumni Association e-newsletter, U-News & Views, January 2007 ] ] and Utah Valley University. [ [http://www.heraldextra.com/content/view/208856/ Daily Herald - UVSC gets half-million dollar donation ] ] Both Arizona State's Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering [ [https://clas.asu.edu/giving/Fulton.htm About Ira A. Fulton] from ASU] at ASU and BYU's Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology [ [http://magazine.byu.edu/?act=view&a=1406 Ira Fulton: Full of Surprises] from BYU Magazine] are named after Fulton. Additionally the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education at ASU is named for his wife. [ [http://www.asufoundation.org/news/stories/050906-fulton.asp ASU Names Mary Lou Fulton College of Education] from the ASU Foundation] Other major recipients include Huntsman Cancer Foundation. [ [http://media.www.dailyutahchronicle.com/media/storage/paper244/news/2004/06/23/News/Hunt-For.The.Cure-689090.shtml?sourcedomain=www.dailyutahchronicle.com&MIIHost=media.collegepublisher.com Cancer foundation gets $20 million in donations] from the Daily Utah Chronicle]

Trivia

Fulton was one of Arizona's presidential electors in the 2004 election. [ [http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/2004_certificates/ascertainment_arizona_01.html Arizona Certificate of Ascertainment, 2004] Fulton graduated from Tempe High School]

References

External links

* [http://www.fultonhomes.com Fulton Homes] - Ira A. Fulton is the founder and CEO


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