Nonprofit Boards in Arkansas Give Leadership

by Kate Knable  on Monday, Jul. 2, 2012 12:00 am  

CEO Phyllis Haynes stands near the fruit of the Arkansas Foodbank's board-led capital campaign: a new, nearly $11 million distribution center in Little Rock. (Photo by Mike Pirnique)

“We’re proud of what we do, enthusiastic about what we do,” Kim said of the board. “To me, [ballet] is the most beautiful art form and I can appreciate it even if I can’t do it.”

Smith said serving on the Heifer board can be a full-time job. The search that brought on board current Heifer CEO Pierre Ferrari required Smith’s time much as a second job could have, he said.

In addition to three board meetings per year and committee work in between, board members raise money and visit Heifer projects.

“I have seen Heifer work,” Smith said. “Not everyone in the world gets to volunteer for an organization like this at this level. It’s very humbling.”



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