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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 09:08 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 Foundation Gives $4.3M to Schools in Arkansas, Mississippi

by Jan Cottingham 6/25/2013 10:44 am

The Walton Family Foundation is awarding $4.3 million to Teach for America's Mississippi Delta region, which serves schools in Arkansas and Mississippi.

Walton Family Foundation Gives 2 Education Groups $1.3M

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/18/2013 10:07 am

The Walton Family Foundation said Tuesday that it had given a total of $1.3 million to two organizations working to improve Arkansas' K-12 schools.

Walton Family, Care Foundations Pledge $20M to Jones Center

by Chris Bahn 12/14/2012 11:33 am

A pair of $10 million contributions from the Walton Family Foundation and Care Foundation will serve as lead gifts in a $30 million campaign for the Jones Trust and Jones Center in Springdale.

Walton Foundation to Give Arkansas Arts Center $1 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/27/2012 02:58 pm

Arkansas Arts Center Executive Director Todd Herman says the center will receive a $1 million donation from The Walton Family Foundation to be distributed over the next 10 years.