Nonprofits Archive

Amy Dunn Johnson on How Pro Bono Work Helps More Than Just Arkansas' Poor

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Amy Dunn Johnson and Vince Morris, director of the Arkansas Legal Services Partnerships and the Arkansas Pro Bono Partnership, in October received the 2015 Marie Award recognizing outstanding Arkansans who have advanced the public interest by word, action and example through interfaith engagement and civic service.

Nearly $4.3M Transaction Visits Midtown Church (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/9/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a church in midtown Little Rock weighed in at $4.27 million. A 23,970-SF retail center in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $3.52 million. And a North Little Rock clinic sold for $2.4 million.

Downtown Springdale Alliance Hires First Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2015 04:10 pm

The Downtown Springdale Alliance hired Misty Murphy to be the organization's first executive director.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $50M to Teach for America

by Associated Press 11/5/2015 02:15 pm

The Walton Family Foundation says it will donate $50 million over three years to Teach for America to support 4,000 new teachers nationwide.

Wingfield, Roberts Honored for Lifetime Achievement at CFO of the Year Event

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2015 10:04 am

Gena Wingfield, CFO of Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, and Bob Roberts, CFO at Baptist Health in Little Rock, were honored with lifetime achievement awards at the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year luncheon on Wednesday.

Baker Kurrus: Little Rock Schools on Detroit Path

by Mark Carter 11/3/2015 03:55 pm

Little Rock is on path to a similar fate as Detroit's low-performing public schools, Little Rock School District Superintendent Baker Kurrus warned Tuesday. But he saved some optimism for the future and challenged the community to take ownership of its schools during a speech at the Little Rock Rotary Club's weekly luncheon at the Clinton Presidential Center.

Hendrix Receives $1M for New Welcome Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2015 03:16 pm

Hendrix College received a $1 million challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa and will use the money for the construction of the Mary Ann and David Dawkins Welcome Center at the northeast entrance to campus.

Crystal Bridges Announces Chief Strategy Officer

by Jan Cottingham 11/3/2015 09:42 am

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Tuesday announced several appointments relating to museum development and fundraising, including that of chief strategy officer, a new position.

Marshals Museum Marks $2M Gift From Sicard Family, Friends

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 03:25 pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum of Fort Smith, the family of the late Samuel M. Sicard and First Bank Corp. announced Monday a $2 million donation to the museum.

Walton Report Explores Cultural Offerings in Northwest Arkansas

by Associated Press 11/2/2015 11:40 am

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art elevated northwest Arkansas' cultural prominence when it opened in 2011, and now the Walton Family Foundation is exploring ways to build off of that momentum.

You're Not From Around Here, Are You? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/2/2015 12:00 am

Last week, the board of directors of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values met in Little Rock, and members of its North American chapter visited Helena and Clarksdale, Mississippi. Southern Bancorp of Arkadelphia, which is one of GABV's 27 member banks, hosted the tour.

Noble Impact To Screen Award-Winning Film, 'Most Likely to Succeed'

by Mark Carter 11/2/2015 12:00 am

Little Rock's Noble Impact, the nonprofit that works in partnership with the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service to promote social-based student entrepreneurship, will screen the award-winning documentary “Most Likely to Succeed” in Fort Smith and Little Rock.

WLR Office Building Draws $4.5M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/2/2015 12:00 am

The 333 Executive Court Building in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $4.5 million. A west Little Rock congregation expanded its holdings in a $3.65 million deal for a neighboring 45,528-SF grocery store. And two Little Rock nonprofits were on either side of a $1.11 million transaction.

Goodwill Names Heather Haywood VP of Corporate Communications

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2015 09:07 am

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas on Thursday named Heather Haywood vice president of corporate communications.

EAST Initiative Adds Three to Board of Directors (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Dean Kahler, Jim Rollins and Brent Staley have joined the board of directors of Environmental & Spatial Technology Inc. of Little Rock, better known as the EAST Initiative.

Appearances Matter II (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Michael Lamoureux, the former state senator who is now Gov. Asa Hutchinson's chief of staff, has some explaining to do.

Census Says Little Change in U.S. Poverty Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

The poverty rates by age and gender in the United States in 2014 showed no statistical difference compared with 2013, according to a report released last month by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Alma's InvoTek Driven By People, Not Profit

by Mark Carter 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Tom Jakobs' InvoTek, a research-and-development firm in Alma that develops technology for people with disabilities, doesn't focus on profit but on the people it serves and the projects that help deliver that technology.

Paulette Nieuwenhof Rises at Arkansas Blood Institute

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

As executive director, Paulette Nieuwenhof will be responsible for overseeing daily operations of the nonprofit Arkansas Blood Institute donor center in Little Rock and for developing and implementing strategic growth plans, community outreach programs and the further development of partnerships with hospitals and community groups.

Susan Hutchinson Honored as CACA's 'Woman of Inspiration'

by Alexis Hosticka 10/23/2015 02:24 pm

Arkansas First Lady Susan Hutchinson was honored Friday at a luncheon at the Statehouse Convention Center as the inaugural Arkansas Woman of Inspiration for her work with Children's Advocacy Centers of Arkansas.