Philanthropic dollars for Arkansas in 2011-2012 

Giving to medicine tops the list.

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Reynolds Foundation giving is for 2011.


The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation gave $11.7 million to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to replicate the Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Programs, in Little Rock, Hot Springs, Fort Smith and El Dorado.

The Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy at UAMS received anonymous gifts of $5 million, $2 million, $1.045 million and $1 million.

The estate of Thomas Stephens donated $2.2 million to Arkansas Children's Hospital to fund vascular anomalies/cleft lip and palate, dental and ophthalmology programs, as well as the Angel One transport program.

Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation Inc. gave $2 million to Children's Hospital and $440,000 to UAMS' Oral Health Center.

The Walton Family Foundation gave $1.4 million to the University of Central Arkansas Foundation.

An anonymous donor established the Ben N. Saltzman Professorship in Rural Family Medicine at UAMS with a gift of $1.17 million.

The Jane Botsford Johnson Foundation donated $1.2 million to Children's Hospital for autism research.

Sharon and John "Johnny" Hardin Bale Jr. have pledged $1 million to Children's Hospital to support the fetal heart program, which will be named in their honor.

The Adams-Vine Foundation of Leachville gave $1 million to Children's Hospital.

The Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation contributed $500,000 toward its $1.5 million to UAMS Northwest, $625,000 toward its $3.7 million pledge to UAMS' Winthrop Rockefeller Cancer Institute, $750,000 to Washington Regional Hospital for its capital campaign and a challenge grant, $400,000 toward a $1.6 million pledge to Children's Hospital's capital campaign, $330,333 toward $1 million grant UAMS' Jones Eye Institute and $333,333 toward $1 million to UAMS' Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.

The Schmieding Foundation endowed a chair in pediatric hematology/oncology with a gift of $1 million to Arkansas Children's Hospital and pledged $800,000 to UAMS' Reynolds Institute.

The Windgate Foundation gave $350,000 toward its pledge of $1.2 million to UAMS' Reynolds Institute, Aging Research Fund and Cord Blood Bank.

An anonymous donor gave $1 million to the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

An anonymous donor made a gift of $500,000 to Myeloma Genetics Research at UAMS.

The Walmart Foundation Inc. gave $435,000 to UAMS Northwest's multi-specialty outpatient clinic.

The Fashion Footwear Association and QVC gave $414,715 to the Rockefeller Cancer Institute for breast cancer education.

The Care Foundation Inc. gave $300,000 to the Reynolds Institute for the Schmieding C.A.R.E.S. Program.

Anonymous donors gave four gifts totaling $1 million to UAMS for hospital expansion, cardiovascular pharmacology research, the Myeloma Institute Research and the hospital's art acquisition fund. Another anonymous donor made a planned gift of $252,450 to UAMS.

Colleges and universities

The Winthrop Rockefeller Trust gave $18.2 million to the University of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Institute.

F. O'Neil "Neil" Griffin made an estate gift of $5 million to Arkansas State University to endow a scholarship for incoming freshmen. It is the largest endowed gift in the school's history.

An anonymous donor gave John Brown University $4 million to fund construction of a new banquet hall and townhouse apartment buildings.

The Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation gave $1,007,500 toward its $4 million pledge to the New School in Fayetteville; $500,000 to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for scholarships; $500,000 toward a pledge of $2 million to the UALR nursing program; completed a $2.3 million pledge to Hendrix College; gave $500,000 to John Brown University for scholarship support, $250,000 toward a $1 million pledge to the U of A Foundation for scholarship endowment and completed a $500,000 challenge grant to Harding University.

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation gave $1.7 million toward a $10 million pledge for the Steven L. Anderson Design Center at the U of A.


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