Mary-Lou Dunn of The Sunshine School (Nonprofit Category Finalist)

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 12:00 am  

Mary-Lou DunnThe Sunshine SchoolSearcy

Since the staff is small, Dunn also teaches, manages the part-time bus drivers and fulfills other as-needed responsibilities.

“It’s kind of ‘the buck stops here.’ Ultimately, I have to know that things are being done to satisfy requirements in the right way,” Dunn said.

Dunn has led the organization in average annual revenue growth of 5 percent for the past three years. She also moved the school into a new $1.6 million building in 2011 that has been about 86 percent paid for with private contributions.

Her goals are to pay off the 14 percent still owed on the new facility, making the school debt-free, and finish out her career in 2018 after her 40th anniversary as director.

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