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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Arkansas Baptist gets gift

Posted By on Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 7:21 AM

My early departure yesterday meant I missed some news worth noting. Among the items was a $500,000 gift to Arkansas Baptist College, Fitz Hill's miracle on ML King Drive, from an anonymous Little Rock businessman.

NEWS RELEASE

Little Rock, AR - Arkansas Baptist College (ABC) has received a Christmas gift of $500,000 in honor of Scott Ford, a Little Rock businessman and former CEO of Alltel Communications.


The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, recognizes the tremendous contributions of Mr. Ford to the state of Arkansas and wishes to be a part of the commitment that he has made towards the revitalization of Arkansas Baptist College and the community in which it resides.  In making the presentation, he stated, “I wanted to honor Scott Ford for all he has done for me and our community, so I asked him which of all his charitable efforts I should contribute to in his honor.  He suggested that I visit Arkansas Baptist College President Dr. Fitz Hill. I did.  What Dr. Hill and Arkansas Baptist College are doing in downtown Little Rock is miraculous.”


“This generous contribution to the College recognizes the common goals of the donor, Scott and me,” said ABC President Dr. Fitz Hill.  Both of the gentlemen are savvy business executives who have invested in us so we may continue leading the charge of developing human capital, creating educational opportunities and revitalizing our community to improve Little Rock as a whole.”


The community surrounding the College is being transformed by addressing specific problems with specific solutions. The College plays a leadership role in bringing together key leaders in the community to help provide jobs, safety and community services.


Founded in 1884 Arkansas Baptist College is a four year historically black liberal arts institution.   The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is affiliated with the Consolidated Missionary Baptist State Convention of Arkansas.  Dr. Fitz Hill is the College’s 13th President.  For more information, call Arkansas Baptist College at 501-370-4000.

 

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