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Thea Foundation Hits $2M Endowment Goal

Thea Foundation Hits $2M Endowment Goal
Paul Leopoulos speaks at a news conference July 22 about the Thea Foundation's $2 million campaign.

After the Thea Foundation reached a $2 million endowment goal for its scholarship programs, Windgate Charitable Foundation topped it off with a $500,000 challenge grant.
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Walton Family Foundation to Support Independent School in Bentonville

The Walton Family Foundation plans to support a new independent school in Bentonville, and it said Clayton Marsh, deputy dean of the college at Princeton University, will be the school's founding head of school.
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Ronald McDonald Breaks Ground on $8.5M House

With $7.5 million raised and $1 million to go, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas broke ground on a new, 35,000 SF house on Tuesday morning at the entrance of Arkansas Children's Hospital.
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A Depressing Motivator (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Chances are students aren't being taught good economics principles at home. Their parents very likely don't understand money — and this is true even of parents who have adequate income. If parents don't budget, don't plan, don't prioritize, then children don't even know that they should — much less how to do it. Many families never discuss money with their children, even though money is a factor in virtually every facet of family life and the root of much household stress. read more >

Noble Impact, Minnijean Brown Trickey to Talk Education Opportunity Gap

Noble Impact, the Little Rock nonprofit that introduces social entrepreneurship to primary- and secondary-school students, will join Little Rock Nine member Minnijean Brown Trickey on Saturday for a discussion of education opportunity gaps facing minority and under-represented students. read more >

Report: Alice Walton Is Selling Out of the Cutting Horse Business

Wal-Mart heiress and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art founder Alice Walton is selling out of the horse business at her ranch in Texas read more >

NWA Council Celebrates 25 Years

The Northwest Arkansas Council celebrated its 25th anniversary at its annual meeting at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Monday. read more >

Delta Bioenergy Goes Local in DeWitt

A micro-refinery in DeWitt is the test site for a much larger initiative by Delta Bioenergy, a project powered by Communities Unlimited of Fayetteville, a nonprofit. The organization's goal is to provide infrastructure services to underprivileged areas and allow for lasting economic and entrepreneurial growth. read more >

Arkansas Business to Honor 2015 Best Places to Work at Sept. 16 Luncheon

Arkansas Business will honor its 2015 Best Places to Work in Arkansas at an awards luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 16. read more >

Tyson Foods Gives $500K for Conservation Plan

Tyson Foods Inc. gives $500,000 to kickstart an initiative with The Nature Conservancy to develop conservation projects for rivers and streams in northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri. read more >

WRI Event to Focus on Social Entrepreneurship

The rise of social entrepreneurship — providing goods and services that provide a positive impact on society — will be the subject of the 2015 Social Entrepreneurship Boot Camp at the University of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain. read more >

Arkansas Fellowship Announces Second Class

The Arkansas Fellowship, a nonprofit program that matches graduating Arkansas college seniors with Arkansas host companies, has announced its second class. read more >

CATA Hires Becca Green as Director of Public Engagement

The Central Arkansas Transit Authority has named Becca Green the new director of public engagement. read more >

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