Tagged: walton family foundation

TheatreSquared Selects Team for NWA Design Excellence Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 8:54 am

TheatreSquared Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller announced Monday the design team that will design the theater's future home.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $50M to Teach for America

by Associated Press 11/5/2015 2:15 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.

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.

Walton Foundation Selects Firms for NWA Design Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/7/2015 1:40 pm

The Walton Family Foundation selected 36 firms for its inaugural pool of designers for the Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program.

Walton Family Foundation to Fund 3 Design Projects

by Alexis Hosticka 9/24/2015 10:19 am

The Walton Family Foundation said this week that it will fund the design of three northwest Arkansas building projects through its Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program.

Buddy Philpot Stepping Down as Walton Family Foundation Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2015 1:44 pm

Philpot grew the Walton Family Foundation from $40 million in annual grants to $374 million in 2014, and from a four-person staff to more than 75 employees.

$15M in Walton Family Grants Fuel Culinary Expansion at NWACC

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2015 11:55 am

NorthWest Arkansas Community College said Tuesday that its Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management will expand thanks to three grants totaling $15 million from the Walton Family Foundation.

Walton Family Foundation to Support Independent School in Bentonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/23/2015 1:35 pm

The Walton Family Foundation plans to support a new independent school in Bentonville, and it said Clayton Marsh, deputy dean of the college at Princeton University, will be the school's founding head of school.

Karen Minkel to Replace Retiring Rob Brothers at Walton Family Foundation

by Marty Cook 3/10/2015 9:29 am

Karen Minkel will replace Rob Brothers as director of the Home Region program for the Walton Family Foundation, the foundation said in a news release Monday.

Walton Family Awards $5M Challenge Grant for Walton Art Center Project

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2015 12:08 pm

The Walton Family Foundation has awarded a $5 million challenge grant in support of a capital campaign to add 30,000-SF of space to the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville.

ForwARd Arkansas Conducts Survey, Plans Study of State Schools

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2015 11:43 am

ForwARd Arkansas is asking educators, parents, students and other stakeholders to complete a survey on how to prepare Arkansas students for success in college and the workplace.

Arkansas Partners With Winthrop Rockefeller, Walton Foundations on Education

by Associated Press 8/14/2014 1:34 pm

The Arkansas Board of Education has voted to partner with two foundations to strengthen education at struggling schools in the state.

$21.5M Children’s Museum 'Amazeum' Taking Shape in Bentonville

by Marty Cook 8/11/2014 12:00 am

The Amazeum, billed as an interactive children’s museum, isn’t scheduled to open until 2015, but after years of planning it is at least beginning to take physical shape.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $1.9M Grant for Public School Leadership Program

by Lee Hogan 6/23/2014 10:55 am

The University of Arkansas Foundation and the College of Education and Health Professions are the recipients of a $1.9 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation.

An Interview with Alice Walton: Crystal Bridges An Expression of Love

by Jan Cottingham 3/31/2014 12:00 am

Articles about Alice Walton and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art have tended to focus on big numbers: an $800 million endowment, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of artwork, 200,000 SF of museum space, 250,000 visitors expected to visit the Bentonville showplace yearly. What the stories haven’t done is explain why Walton, the only daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, chose art as her way to give not just to northwest Arkansas but to the entire world.

Fayetteville Council OKs Mount Kessler Purchase

by Marty Cook 2/24/2014 12:00 am

The Fayetteville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to use $1.6 million from the city’s reserve fund to complete the purchase of 376 acres that include Mount Kessler.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $2.1M to UA Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2013 10:55 am

The Walton Family Foundation announces a $2.1 million grant to the University of Arkansas to fund several programs within the College Access Initiative and the Center For Multicultural and Diversity Education, or CMDE.

$10M Walton Family Grant Fuels Amazeum Capital Campaign

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2013 9:08 am

A $10 million matching grant from the Walton Family Foundation is fueling a $28.5 million capital campaign for the Amazeum, a planned interactive family museum to be located near Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

Walton Foundation Delivers $1M for Fort Smith River Trail

by Luke Jones 10/30/2013 12:55 pm

Fort Smith Parks & Recreation today announced it had received a $1 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation for the purpose of developing an exercise trail along the city's riverfront.

Walton Family Gives $2 Million to Marshal Museum in Fort Smith

by Associated Press 8/19/2013 10:00 pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum said Monday it had received a $2 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation as it works to promote the $50 million facility as a national attraction rather than a regional one.