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Dupps Family Gives $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

Dupps Family Gives $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest
A rendering of the future Arkansas Children's Northwest hospital in Springdale.

Kirk and Cynthia Dupps have donated $1 million to the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest, which opens in 2018, the Arkansas Children's Hospital announced Monday.
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Access School Buys Site for 2nd Campus for $2.6M

Access has closed on the $2.6 million purchase of the former First Christian Church at 1500 N. Mississippi in Little Rock, commercial real estate firm Colliers International announced Thursday.
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College Endowments in Arkansas Increase in Importance

Endowments have always been important to private colleges and universities, but public higher education, which has experienced flat state funding or even declines in recent years, is joining private schools in its appreciation for the financial gifts that comprise endowments.
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Arkansas Urban Forestry Council Elevates Two to Leadership Roles (Movers & Shakers)

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Mackey Yokem Joins United Methodist Foundation as Grants Administrator (Movers & Shakers)

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