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Robert Burns most recently worked for Citibank of New York as a senior vice president and market manager for the greater Washington, D.C., and Boston area.
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Robert Burns to Lead Walton Family Foundation’s Home Region

Robert Burns will be the director of the Walton Family Foundation's Home Region Program, overseeing the nonprofit’s efforts in northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta. read more >
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Minkel Steps Down From Walton Family Foundation

After nine years at the nonprofit, Karen Minkel resigns as director of the Home Region program for the Walton Family Foundation. read more >
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Council, Walton Foundation Launch Housing Center

The Northwest Arkansas Council, with the support of the Walton Family Foundation, launched a workforce housing center. read more >
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Northwest Arkansas Council Focuses on Diversity Follow-Through

In 2013, the Northwest Arkansas Council started EngageNWA, its project whose goal was to provide a platform and the tools needed to help the region become more diverse and inclusive. read more >
Construction

WeWork Labs Will Launch in Northwest Arkansas

WeWork Labs of New York City will hold a launch for its northwest Arkansas program Oct. 29 in Bentonville. read more >
Jeremy Pate of the Walton Family Foundation: “Arkansas is known for its natural beauty, and we are trying to take advantage of that.”
Nonprofits

Trail Usage Up in Northwest Arkansas

Bicycle traffic on northwest Arkansas trails has increased 36% since 2015, according to a report commissioned by the Walton Family Foundation. read more >
The abandoned Yancopin Bridge over the Arkansas River will provide a scenic link in the Delta Heritage Trail.
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$20M Matching Grant Starts Clock Ticking to Finish Delta Heritage TrailLock Icon

A $20 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation promises to complete the Delta Heritage Trail. read more >
Saeed Amidi, CEO of innovation platform Plug & Play Tech Center of Sunnyvale, California.
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Plug & Play Celebrates First Success

The partnership between the innovation platform Plug & Play Tech Center of Sunnyvale, California, and the Fortune 500 companies of northwest Arkansas is already paying off. read more >
From left, Magna IV President Kristi Dannelley; moderator Christina Muñoz, co-owner of marketing firm Muñoz Pugh; Marcy Doderer, president and CEO of Arkansas Children's; and Karen Minkel, home region program director at the Walton Family Foundation speak Thursday at the first Soirée Women's Leadership Symposium.
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At Women’s Symposium, Leaders Share Tips for Navigating Boardrooms

Simply getting a seat at the corporate table remains a barrier for women in the workforce, a panel of women business leaders said Thursday during the first Soirée Women's Leadership Symposium at the DoubleTree Hotel in Little Rock. read more >
Co-founders and CEOs of theSkimm, Danielle Weisberg (left) and Carly Zakin.
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Co-Founders of theSkimm, Arkansas Execs Headline Soiree Women’s Leadership Symposium

Little Rock Soirée will host its inaugural Women’s Leadership Symposium on May 16 at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Little Rock. read more >
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Walton Foundation Contributes $750K to Delta Business Loans

The Walton Family Foundation says it is partnering with Southern Bancorp Community Partners to promote economic development in the Delta with a $750,000 investment. read more >
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Nonprofits

Karen Minkel Cites Walton Foundation Work to Improve Delta, Northwest Arkansas

Karen Minkel highlighted the work the Walton Family Foundation is doing in the Delta and northwest Arkansas during a speech Tuesday at the Rotary Club of Little Rock. read more >
Nonprofits / Tourism

Walton Report Explores Cultural Offerings in Northwest Arkansas

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. read more >
Rogers Historical Museum will expand into the former Rogers Morning News building located at 313 South Second Street in downtown Rogers. It was built in 1947 and originally served as the Newt Hailey Ford Dealership. The adaptive reuse of this historic facility is one of three pilot projects of the Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program.
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Walton Family Foundation to Fund 3 Design Projects

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. read more >
Education / Nonprofits

Walton Family Foundation to Support Independent School in Bentonville

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. read more >
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Karen Minkel to Replace Retiring Rob Brothers at Walton Family Foundation

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. read more >