Nonprofits Archive

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

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Rev. Mackey Yokem, former executive director of the office of mission and ministry for the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church, recently retired as a United Methodist elder and will join the staff of the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas as grants administrator.

Ellis Arnold on Hendrix College's Special Bonds with Alumni

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:00 am

W. Ellis Arnold III is the senior executive vice president, general counsel and dean of advancement for Hendrix College in Conway. In addition to those roles, Arnold also serves as CEO of The Village at Hendrix LLC, a new urbanist community adjacent to the college.

Clark Family Foundation Gives $2.5M to Arkansas Children's Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2016 11:52 am

The family of the late David M. Clark is giving $2.5 million to Arkansas Children's Hospital, the hospital announced Wednesday.

American Folk Art Show Opens at Crystal Bridges Museum

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 7/5/2016 11:18 am

After five years of showcasing works by well-known American artists like Georgia O'Keeffe and Andy Warhol, an Arkansas museum founded by a Wal-Mart heiress is presenting ordinary objects made by unsung craftsmen, quilters and painters.

Chick-fil-A Site Rings Up $1.8 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/4/2016 12:00 am

Chick-fil-A Inc. of Atlanta purchased the 2.34-acre site at the southwest corner of Bass Pro Drive and Interstate 30 Frontage Road from Bass Pro Outdoor World LLC of Springfield, Missouri.

Governor Asks Arkansas Foundation to Build Highway Support

by Associated Press 6/30/2016 02:14 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is asking the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation to drum up statewide support for long term highway funding solutions in Arkansas. Speaking to foundation members, he said he doesn't want to seek a tax increase to pay for road improvements, and he hopes any plan to seek a new tax would go before voters.

Nettleton Baptist Buys Fairgrounds in Jonesboro for $6.65M

by Alexis Hosticka 6/29/2016 02:40 pm

Nettleton Baptist Church has closed on a $6.65 million purchase of the Northeast Arkansas District Fairgrounds property at 7001 E. Johnson Ave. in Jonesboro.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $250M to Charters in Little Rock, 16 Other Cities

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 11:16 am

The Walton Family Foundation on Tuesday announced it will give $250 million to charter schools in 17 cities, including Little Rock, as it aims to meet "growing demand for high-quality public school options."

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business '20 in Their 20s'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 09:41 am

Arkansas Business is once again taking nominations for its annual "20 in Their 20s" list, which honors young professionals in their 20s.

Hogs Get Slaughtered (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Bob Williams, now of Simmons First Investment Group, told me years ago of a warning he received from a mentor early in his career: “Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered.” I'm not sure why that stuck with me the way it has, but I remember those words every time I watch another well-paid executive or politician destroy himself because plenty is never enough.

A-State's Jason Penry Receives Circle of Excellence Award (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Jason C. Penry, vice chancellor for university advancement at Arkansas State University, was one of six recipients of the 2016 LSU-Shreveport Circle of Excellence Award, honoring alumni for leadership and professional achievements. Ruth Hawkins, director of the Arkansas State University Heritage Sites program, was recently awarded a lifetime achievement award at the 75th annual awards banquet of the Arkansas Historical Association

Arkansas Climbs 8 Spots in National Child Economic Well-Being Rankings

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2016 02:40 pm

For the first time in six years, the number of Arkansas children living in poverty decreased, according to data released Tuesday in the annual Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book.

Arkansas Red Cross Names Board Members

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/21/2016 02:45 pm

On Friday, June 20, 14 individuals were elected to serve as Board Officers and Board of Director Members of the American Red Cross serving Greater Arkansas.

Update: Downtown LR Montessori School Closed, Parents Told by Email

by Gwen Moritz 6/21/2016 01:02 pm

Urban Garden Montessori, the private school that opened in the fall of 2014 on Main Street in downtown Little Rock, closed last week, according to an email to parents from Vera Chenault, head of school.

EStem Goes East With Warehouse Buy

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

A Shall Avenue property has been purchased by eStem Public Charter Schools as a future location for its new elementary and middle school in Little Rock.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 6/20/2016 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 23rd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

Former Clinton Museum Store Draws $2.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/20/2016 12:00 am

610 President Clinton Avenue LLC, led by Mark Dake, bought its namesake property and former home of the Clinton Museum Store from the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

Anna Beth Gorman Named New Executive Director at Women's Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Anna Beth Gorman has joined the Women's Foundation of Arkansas in Little Rock as executive director. She has five years of experience working for Girl Scouts-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma & Texas as membership director, vice president of membership services and chief of membership, volunteer and program officers.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Announces Second Class

by Alexis Hosticka 6/16/2016 09:45 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Thursday announced nine inductees to its second class, which includes two posthumous honorees and one organization.

Reynolds Foundation Gives Walton Arts Center $1M

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2016 02:03 pm

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation gave a $1 million grant to the Walton Arts Center to help with expansion costs and programming at the Dickson Street complex.