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David Clark family gives $2.5 million to Children's Hospital

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click to enlarge NEW CENTER: For neglected children. - CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
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Arkansas Children's Hospital has announced a $2.5 million gift from the family of the late David M. Clark to support services for abused and neglected children. The hospital will dedicate Aug. 16 a new center to service victims of maltreatment and will name it the David M. Clark Center for Safe and Healthy Children. From a hospital release:

“Our Dad always had a soft spot in his heart for children,” says Elizabeth Taylor, President of Clark Family Foundation, Inc. “Throughout his life he wanted to ensure a healthy future for children throughout the region. Our family is proud to continue his legacy by giving a gift to help one of the most vulnerable pediatric populations in our state – the victims of child abuse and neglect.”

Construction of the David M. Clark Center for Safe and Healthy Children has been funded entirely through philanthropy, with several lead donors and many others contributing $11.3 million to the project. The 36,438-square-feet facility on the corner of Battery and 12th streets will house the Center for Children at Risk, Child Protection Center, Family Treatment Center and the Child Study Center.

Clark was a long supporter of hospital. he and has family have contributed particularly to cardiology services. The founder of an air cargo business, he died last year.

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