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Wal-Mart, Walmart Foundation Give $8M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

Wal-Mart, Walmart Foundation Give $8M to Arkansas Children's Northwest
Arkansas Children's Hospital provided this photo of the site of its planned $100 million hospital in Springdale. The site, donated by the George family, is near Arvest Ballpark, the home field for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the Walmart Foundation are donating $8 million to Arkansas Children's Hospital's northwest Arkansas hospital, now under construction in Springdale.
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Susan Harriman To Lead ForwARd Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

Susan Bonesteel Harriman has been named executive director of ForwARd Arkansas, a partnership of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Walton Family Foundation and Arkansas Board of Education that aims to improve public education in Arkansas.
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Walton Family Foundation Gives $10M to Wilmerding Fund

The Walton Family Foundation donated a $10 million grant to the National Gallery of Art to establish the John Wilmerding Fund for Education in American Art.
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