Nonprofits Archive

Premier Concepts Gives $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 10:27 am

Premier Concepts LLC is giving $1 million to the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest. It will distribute the money over the next five years.

KUAR's Startup Arkansas Public Media Aims High

by Kyle Massey 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Bobby Ampezzan and Vanessa McKuin are leading a new multimedia startup based at KUAR-FM in Little Rock, funded by a grant of $287,300 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Helena Harbor Gets Back On Track

by Mark Friedman 7/18/2016 12:00 am

A dedication for Enviro Tech Chemical Co.'s $15 million plant at the Helena Harbor in 2015 attracted more than 300 people, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson. But behind the scenes, trouble loomed for the Phillips County harbor.

$2 Million For Financial Literacy (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/18/2016 12:00 am

When the Walton Family Foundation announced last week that it was giving $2 million to endow the nonprofit Economics Arkansas Foundation, we were thrilled.

ForwARd Arkansas Names 2 to Management Team

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2016 11:47 am

ForwARd Arkansas on Tuesday announced two additions to its management team: Harvell Howard as operations manager and Cory Biggs as associate director.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $2M to Economics Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2016 09:14 am

The Walton Family Foundation said Thursday that it awarded a $2 million lead donation to endow the Economics Arkansas Foundation, which aims to advance financial and economic literacy in Arkansas education.

Dupps Family Gives $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:59 pm

Kirk and Cynthia Dupps have donated $1 million to the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest, which opens in 2018, the Arkansas Children's Hospital announced Monday.

College Endowments in Arkansas Increase in Importance

by Jan Cottingham 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Endowments have always been important to private colleges and universities, but public higher education, which has experienced flat state funding or even declines in recent years, is joining private schools in its appreciation for the financial gifts that comprise endowments.

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.

Access School Buys Site for 2nd Campus for $2.6M

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2016 04:38 pm

Access has closed on the $2.6 million purchase of the former First Christian Church at 1500 N. Mississippi in Little Rock, commercial real estate firm Colliers International announced Thursday.

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.

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.

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.