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Alisha Curtis to Lead Razorback Foundation in Little Rock

The former chief of communications and legislative director for the Arkansas Department of Commerce will manage a portfolio of Razorback Foundation members in the central Arkansas area. read more >
Education / Nonprofits

Kansas Athletics Official Ryan White Tapped to Lead Razorback Foundation

White previously worked alongside U of A Athletics Director Hunter Yurachek at the University of Virginia. read more >
Bret Bielema
Legal / Nonprofits

Bret Bielema, Razorback Foundation Reach Agreement

The Razorback Foundation and former University of Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema have settled their dispute over Bielema's 2017 buyout. read more >
Bret Bielema

Judge Denies Sanctions in Bret Bielema Case

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a request to sanction attorneys for the Razorback Foundation Inc. who were accused of making frivolous allegations of fraud and conspiracy against former Arkansas Razorback coach Bret Bielema. read more >
Quapaw Nation Tribal Chairman Joseph Byrd and his predecessor, John Berrey
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Quapaw Audit Asks a $34 Million QuestionLock Icon

The Quapaw Nation of Oklahoma, owner of the Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff, says a forensic audit expected to be completed this month indicates that $34 million in tribal casino profits from Oklahoma were misspent by the previous tribal business administration. read more >
Scott Varady, executive director of the Razorback Foundation
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Razorback Foundation’s Scott Varady Caters to Wide Market of Hog Fans

Scott Varady, executive director of the Razorback Foundation, says foundation members and fans exude optimism these days. read more >
Former Arkansas coach Bret Bielema did not have a fond parting with Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville; he was fired after several lackluster seasons. But he had a multimillion-dollar buyout clause, and that bonanza is at the center of a bitter legal battle.
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Knives Out for Lawyers As Bielema Feud Festers

The feud between former University of Arkansas Head Football Coach Bret Bielema and the Razorback Foundation is getting worse. read more >
Bret Bielema

Razorback Foundation Accuses Bielema, Agent of Fraud

The Razorback Foundation, in a countersuit filed Thursday in federal court, accused former University of Arkansas Head Football Coach Bret Bielema and his agent of fraud in an escalation of a dispute over the terms of Bielema's 2018 buyout. read more >
Bret Bielema, former Arkansas Razorbacks head football coach, and Wally Hall, sports columnist at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
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Bret Bielema’s Lawsuit Refers to Wally Hall

This month’s legal action by fired Razorback football coach Bret Bielema paints the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Wally Hall as something of a stenographer for the Razorback Foundation, Bielema’s target in a $7 million breach-of-promise lawsuit. read more >
Bret Bielema

Bret Bielema Files $7M Lawsuit Against Razorback Foundation

Former Arkansas Razorbacks football coach Bret Bielema has filed a $7 million lawsuit against the Razorback Foundation alleging breach of contract. read more >
Meredith Pettigrew

Razorback Foundation Names New Strategic Communications, Stewardship Director

The Razorback Foundation has appointed Meredith Pettigrew of Prairie Grove (Washington County) as its director of Strategic Communications and Stewardship. read more >
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Insurance / Legal

The Appearance Of Wealth (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

I feel compelled to make this point every year or two, since it is the most important lesson I’ve learned from two decades as your business editor: Wealth and the appearance of wealth are two different things. read more >
The 232 acres, outlined in approximate dimensions above, sits near Kessler Mountain Regional Park in Fayetteville.
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Razorback Foundation Makes $6M Deal (NWA Real Deals)Lock Icon

The Razorback Foundation sold 232 acres in south Fayetteville for $6 million to Ashton McCombs, president of the water treatment company Phigenics. read more >
Bret Bielema, UA’s new football coach, and his wife, Jen, call the Hogs.  “We’re building a new facility here at Arkansas that is off the charts,” Bielema said. “That is just going to open so many doors in recruiting.”

Razorback Foundation Enforces Contract, No Payments to Bret Bielema in 2019

The Razorback Foundation has not made a monthly buyout payment to former University of Arkansas Head Football Coach Bret Bielema in 2019 on the theory that Bielema breached his duty to seek a new job, a source familiar with the situation tells Arkansas Business. read more >
Quinn Grovey
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Quinn Grovey Joins the Razorback Foundation

The Razorback Foundation announced Monday that Quinn Grovey has joined the nonprofit as a senior director of development. read more >
Colton Primm of the Razorback Foundation
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Colton Primm Hired at Razorback Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

Colton Primm has joined the Razorback Foundation as an associate director of development in the organization’s Little Rock office. read more >
Jennifer Martinez Belt of Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance
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Hunger Relief Alliance, Razorback Foundation Names New Board Members (Movers & Shakers)

Jennifer Martinez Belt has been appointed to the board of directors of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance in Little Rock. read more >
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Sunlight, The Best Disinfectant (Editorial)

Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of the public’s access to public information, is March 10-16 this year, so the timing of a bill by state Sen. Kim Hammer, R-Benton, is fitting. read more >
Mica Strother Razorback Foundation

Mica Strother Advances at Razorback Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

Mica Strother has been promoted to senior director of development at the Razorback Foundation in Little Rock. read more >
The December 2016 tax law eliminates the deductions for contributions  to university athletic foundations, such as the Razorback Foundation in Fayetteville.
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Razorback Foundation Braces for Tax ImpactLock Icon

One provision of the tax bill that President Donald Trump signed into law in December eliminates the deductions for contributions to university athletic foundations. read more >