Nonprofits Archive

Forestry Program Donates $575K to Children's Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2017 03:40 pm

The Arkansas Children's Foundation announced Monday that the Arkansas Forestry Association's Log A Load for Kids program has donated $575,000 for the Emergency Department/Trauma Center at Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Michael Lindsey Takes Seat on Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance Board (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Michael Lindsey has been appointed to the board of directors of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance. He serves as director of public affairs and government affairs for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Bentonville

Mentor Programs Looking to Funnel Women Into STEM

by Marty Cook 1/30/2017 12:00 am

STEMconnector, a national association in Washington, made up of corporate, governmental and private groups, is working to encourage and support young girls and women in pursuing STEM studies.

Director Susan Altrui Says Zoo Exhibits a Habitat for Inspiration

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Susan Altrui was named director of the Little Rock Zoo in December.

Anstaff Bank Donates $250K to Children's Northwest Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/24/2017 03:21 pm

Arkansas Children's Foundation says Anstaff Bank of Green Forest is making a $250,000 commitment to support the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest hospital.

Sarah Kinser Takes Top Post in Arkansas PR Society

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2017 11:18 am

The state chapter of the Public Relations Society of America installed its 2017 officers, including Kinser, of the Arkansas Community Foundation, as president.

Central Arkansas Unemployment Area Rate at Record Lows

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Job growth in central Arkansas has been modest, but unemployment in the region is at historic lows, according to a Metroplan report released earlier this month.

$200K Grant Aims to Lure Doctors to Delta

by Mark Friedman 1/23/2017 12:00 am

To address the shortage of primary care physicians, the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University is using a grant to establish residencies in Delta-area hospitals.

Sam Bledsoe Placed as Surgical Director for Arkansas Heart Hospital (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Sam Bledsoe has joined Arkansas Heart Hospital as the surgical director of the hospital's newly established Bariatric & Metabolic Institute.

Dawn Prasifka on Teaching Your Girl Scout How To Be a Smart Cookie

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Dawn Prasifka has more than 25 years of experience with nonprofit organizations in Arkansas. Before joining Girl Scouts as CEO, she was the executive director of the Centers for Youth & Families Foundation, director of operations for Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation and volunteer coordinator for Arkansas Hospice.

Endeavor Foundation Donates $2M to Children's Northwest Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2017 09:33 am

The Endeavor grant will go toward family-centered programs such as financial counseling, volunteer services and pastoral and palliative care.

Walton Family Foundation Awards TheatreSquared $12.5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/17/2017 03:31 pm

TheatreSquared received $12.5 million in grants from the Walton Family Foundation for the design and construction of a new facility.

Williams Baptist College Gets $2.9M from Toney Estate

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/17/2017 10:49 am

Williams Baptist College of Walnut Ridge receives $2.9 million from the estate of Jonesboro businessman Clifford Toney.

Townsend Wolfe Dies; Memorial Service Today

by Jan Cottingham 1/16/2017 10:05 am

Townsend Wolfe, the retired longtime director of the Arkansas Arts Center and a transformative figure on the arts in Arkansas, died Saturday at his home in Little Rock.

Former Razorback Ryan Hale Shifts to New Career Planning Bike Trails

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

After five-plus years as a program officer at the Walton Family Foundation, Ryan Hale has left to start his own consulting company.

JBU Fundraising Effort Passes $100M

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2017 11:38 am

John Brown University of Siloam Springs says it's received more than $100 million in gifts and pledges toward the $125 million goal of its "Campaign for the Next Century."

Arkansas Food Bank Announces Record Distribution for 2016

by Sarah Campbell 1/11/2017 10:32 am

The Arkansas Foodbank, which merged with the Arkansas Rice Depot on Jan. 1, 2016, announced Wednesday that it distributed a record 25 million pounds of food last year, besting the previous record set in 2014 by almost 2.6 million pounds.

Donald Wood Joins Just Communities as Executive Director (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Donald Wood has been hired as executive director of Just Communities of Arkansas. He succeeded Ruth D. Shepherd, who retired after 16 years with the Little Rock nonprofit.

The Trump Effect: Arkansans Brace for Obamacare Repeal

by Mark Friedman 1/9/2017 12:00 am

With Obamacare in critical condition, Arkansas hospital officials are closely watching Washington while warning that it's too early to predict an outcome.

Energy Sector In Arkansas Expects Shift Under Trump, Not Upheaval

by Kyle Massey 1/9/2017 12:00 am

An oil- and coal-friendly Trump administration is taking power in Washington, promising a real shake-up. Still, Arkansas energy observers caution against expecting a huge shift.

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