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Lyon Site Plan Shows 5 New Buildings at Heifer Campus

Lyon College of Batesville shows off a proposed site plan for a reimagined, 28-acre site that's currently home to the headquarters of Heifer International. read more >
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Bailey Construction & Consulting to Build New ASO Music Center

This week's million-dollar deals and construction kicks off with the new home of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. read more >
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New Energy Downtown (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Little Rock scored some big wins last week, bringing the prospect of new life downtown. read more >
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ASO Picks One of Its Own (Editorial)

The best leaders can often be found within the organizations they serve. read more >

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Names Geoffrey Robson as Music Director

Robson, who was previously the symphony's artistic director, said being chosen for the role is "the honor of a lifetime." read more >
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$500K Gift Brings ASO Music Center Closer to Groundbreaking

The original $9 million estimated cost of the project has grown due to rising interest rates and construction costs. read more >
Former Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Chair Lee Ronnel, who gave the nonprofit its largest gift ever
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Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Receives its Largest Gift Ever

The donation came from longtime supporter and former board chairman Lee Ronnel, who died in January. read more >
Organizers said the Stella Boyle Smith Music Center would expand the orchestra's capacity for children's programming.
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Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Gets $1.5M Grant for New Music Center

The nonprofit has raised 60% of the funds it needs to break ground on the project. read more >
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Lyon College Plans to Put Dental, Veterinary Schools on Heifer Campus

The college is partnering with OneHealth Education Group of Little Rock on the project. read more >
Natalie Ghidotti, president and CEO of Ghidotti Communications
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Nonprofits Find PR Work Can Be a Real Gift

Nonprofit organizations don’t have stockholders, but they do have revenue and benefactors, which means they often need professional public relations. read more >
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ASO Says Music Center Will Enrich East Village

WER Architects/Planners is looking forward to making the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s planned $9 million, 20,000-SF music center in Little Rock’s East Village neighborhood sing, pun intended. read more >
Organizers said the Stella Boyle Smith Music Center would expand the orchestra's capacity for children's programming.
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New Symphony Space Comes With Strings AttachedLock Icon

The site at the southeast corner of Third Street and World Drive is owned by Heifer International. read more >
Organizers said the Stella Boyle Smith Music Center would expand the orchestra's capacity for children's programming.
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ASO to Expand Children’s Programs With $9M East Village Music Center

The 20,000-SF center will provide more rehearsal and performance space. read more >
Michael Fothergill, executive and artistic director of Ballet Arkansas, notes that most performing arts organizations employ a greater number of contract employees than they do regular full-time employees.
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A Reimagined World: Performing Arts in a PandemicLock Icon

Ballet Arkansas, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra are fighting to keep the lights on — and, where possible, Arkansans employed — while retaining their audiences. read more >
Fred Scarborough said Arkansas Children’s was enjoying a “very healthy, robust year” in philanthropy. “Then March hit.”
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Charity Challenge: Nonprofits Forced to Adjust to COVID-19Lock Icon

Easterseals Arkansas had auction items and flowers arrayed at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock last March, all set for its annual Fashion Event. But an invisible threat was rising. read more >
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Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Gets Grant to Help Improve Diversity

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in Little Rock gets an $18,760 grant from The League of American Orchestras. read more >
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Symphony for the Village? Orchestra Eyes East Little RockLock Icon

After plants fell through in the Creative Corridor along downtown Little Rock’s Main Street, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra has turned its sights to a possible location in Little Rock’s East Village development. read more >
Sonya Murphy, CEO of Camp Aldersgate in Little Rock, is waiting to see what effect changes in the tax code might have on charitable giving.
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Arkansas Nonprofits Hold Breath For Year-EndLock Icon

As a result of changes to the federal tax code, donations to charities are expected to fall by $13.1 billion annually in the United States, according to a May 2017 study by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. read more >
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Philip Mann To Leave ASO Director Post

Philip Mann and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra announced Thursday that the 2018-19 season will be Mann's last as the ASO's music director. read more >
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Riggs Estate Gives $1.8M to Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra gets the largest individual donation in its history — $1.8 million from the estate of the late Linda Garner Riggs. read more >