Nonprofits Archive

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.

Walton Foundation Hires Kyle Peterson As Director

by Associated Press 6/15/2016 06:46 am

The Walton Family Foundation has hired a new executive director to lead the philanthropic organization. Kyle Peterson will start this fall.

Little Rock Zoo Gets $3M Trust, Largest Donation in Its History

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 03:06 pm

The Little Rock Zoo and the Arkansas Zoological Foundation announced Monday that Jayne Jackson, an animal and zoo lover who died Dec. 17, established a trust for the zoo valued at nearly $3 million.

Governor Adds $100K of Funding to Foundation for Missing Children

by Associated Press 6/10/2016 03:36 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has announced a $100,000 appropriation for The Morgan Nick Foundation, which provides support for the families of missing children.

Hot Springs Could Settle on Hotel Demolition Pact June 21

by Associated Press 6/10/2016 02:46 pm

A committee of the Hot Springs board of directors has settled on who should demolish the fire-damaged Majestic Hotel.

Summit Addresses How to Treat Poverty in Jonesboro

by George Jared 6/10/2016 01:06 pm

Marcella Wilson came to Jonesboro to raise awareness of how poverty can impact the vitality of a community. Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin and chief of police Rick Elliott were among those who attended the summit, a public forum called “Eliminate the Condition of Poverty.”

Riverfest Planners Pleased with Turnout Amid Year of Change

by Alexis Hosticka 6/8/2016 09:39 am

Riverfest Director Deanna Korte says she's pleased with turnout for last weekend's Riverfest festival, which organizers revamped this year to attract better entertainment.

Businesses in Arkansas Confront Shooter Scenario

by Kyle Massey 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Many Arkansas businesses and institutions now have reaction plans for mass shootings, and some training goes beyond the federal government's basic run-and-hide recommendations.

You Can Go Home Again: More Young Americans Living With Parents

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

Living with a parent is the most common living arrangement for 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States, the first time on record that that has been the case, according to the Pew Research Center.

Maumelle Motel Draws $2.4 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

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

New Frontier Hospitality LLC, led by Dilep and Vitesh Patel, bought the Quality Suites at 14322 Frontier Drive.

Rich Huddleston: Improving Welfare Will Benefit Arkansas' Future

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

Before being named the executive director of Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families in July 2004, Rich Huddleston was the research and fiscal policy director for the nonprofit and was the lead program staff for its State Fiscal Analysis Initiative.

Emily Gassman Joins Arkansas Foodbank (Movers & Shakers)

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

Emily Gassman has been hired as the community development coordinator at the Arkansas Foodbank in Little Rock. She was most recently the communications director for Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma & Texas.

Reynolds Foundation Gives $1.5M for New UAMS Chair

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2016 11:32 am

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has given the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences $1.5 million to establish a distinguished chair.

In Little Rock, Alzheimer's Association President Calls for More Research

by Sarah Campbell 6/1/2016 11:27 am

Alzheimer's Association President and CEO Harry Johns says the number of those diagnosed with the disease is on the rise, as is the cost of care, and more federal research dollars are needed.

UALR Gets $300K for Student Success Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/31/2016 12:07 pm

Money from an anonymous donor will be used to establish a student emergency support fund and to support the funding of a master's level social worker responsible for implementing academic success initiatives.

2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year.

Our House Using New $1M Career Center for Increased Job Training

by Alexis Hosticka 5/26/2016 11:16 am

Our House opened a new, $1 million new Career Center on Wednesday, May 18, quadrupling the capacity of the previous space and allowing for as many as 120 people to participate daily in job training and career education.

Land in the Rock Program Helps Interns Connect, Plug Into City

by Alexis Hosticka 5/25/2016 08:36 am

Create Little Rock is providing a way for interns, law clerks, medical residents and new hires to get plugged in stay entertained during the summer through the annual Land in the Rock program.

Goodwill Promotes Northeast Arkansas Manager

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/24/2016 03:02 pm

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas announced Tuesday that Jennifer Francomano has been promoted to the northeast Arkansas career services manager.

Be Pro Be Proud Initiative Receives $80K in Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/24/2016 02:37 pm

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Arkansas announced Tuesday its acceptance of a $50,000 investment from the Gene Haas Foundation and a $30,000 investment from Tyson Foods Inc.