Tagged: willard & pat walker charitable foundation

Walton Arts Center Awarded $2M Walker Foundation Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2016 10:03 am

The Walton Arts Center announces a $2 million grant from the Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation for its $23 million capital campaign.

Arkansas Philanthropist Pat Walker Dies at 97

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/6/2016 9:57 am

Pat Walker, a philanthropist and co-founder of the Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation, died Friday at her home in Springdale. She was 97.

Pat Walker: Philanthropist

by Sarah Campbell 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Charitable foundation founder … healthcare advocate … rancher … mother and grandmother … Sunday school teacher … named one of the Most Distinguished Women in Arkansas … multiple award-winner and honorary society member. Her family name appears on theaters, senior centers, medical facilities and education programs.

Gala for Life

by Staff 11/1/2015 12:00 am

The 2015 UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Gala for Life was presented by the Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation and chaired by Dr. Carl and Patricia Johnson. In honor of the event’s 20th anniversary, the gala payed tribute to all cancer survivors. A special Monarch butterfly release in the H.U. Lee International Garden remembered those who have lost their battles with cancer. During the black-tie evening at the Statehouse Convention Center, guests enjoyed a variety of special entertainment, including a live painting demonstration, music by the String Angels and dancing to the Groove Merchants. The four-course dinner consisted of seared scallops with sweet pea puree; berry salad with a raspberry vinaigrette; pan seared Chilean sea bass with lemon thyme jus and five-spiced lamb chop with mint tomato chutney with sides of creamed spinach and sweet potato soufflé; and blueberry cheesecake with chocolate butterfly garnish and lavender macaroon with honey filling. Glazer’s provided wines with dinner. The event raised more than $1 million, the net proceeds of which benefit the Lung Cancer Program and other cancer initiatives at the WRCI.

Wealth Created by Wal-Mart Supports Massive Philanthropic Efforts in Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 7/2/2012 12:00 am

Wal-Mart made a number of Arkansans very rich, and that wealth has been manifested in billions of dollars worth of gifts to educational, medical and cultural institutions in the state.