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Monday, April 17, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 10:57:00

ArkansasGives program raises more than $6 million for nonprofits

More than $6 million was raised for nonprofits in the state via ArkansasGives, a one-day online giving event on April 6 sponsored by the Arkansas Community Foundation.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 07:48:00

Clinton Foundation again a political target

National press is full of reports about the major corporate and foreign government contributions to the Clinton Foundation, which has a large presence in Little Rock. Fair enough, but let's not overlook the good deeds.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 07:06:00

Fund-raiser planned for shelter for homeless LGBT kids

It's a ways off, but I've been asked to put in a plug for a worthy charitable endeavor and this quiet morning is a good time to do so.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 14:15:00

Little Rock Catholic High gets $10 million gift from Jerry Jones, John York and anonymous donor

More details to come, but Jim Harris tells me that the bottom line of today's Catholic High major gift announcement is this:

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 06:11:00

How big philanthropy undermines democracy

Your serious reading assignment for the day comes from the quarterly Dissent, "Plutocrats at Work: How Big Philanthropy Undermines Democracy>"

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday, June 7, 2013 - 13:48:00

Walton giving in 2012: $432 million

The Walton Family Foundation made grants of "more than" $432 million in 2012, the foundation has announced.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012 - 11:56:29

Waltons pledge $20 million to Jones Center in Springdale

Chris Bahn at Arkansas Business has a report of a pledge of up to $20 million from the Walton Family Foundation to shore up the Jones Center in Springdale.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 10:31:48

Union Rescue gets $200,000 grant toward new mission

The Sturgis Foundation has given $200,000 to the Union Rescue Mission to help with its $3 million campaign to build a new shelter and rehabilitation center for men near the old mission on Confederate Boulevard and to rehabilitate a women's shelter on Park Street.

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012 - 09:02:25

Memorial fund for cyclist killed in wreck near UAMS

Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas has been joined by the family of Jevon Newman in establishing a memorial fund in honor of the UAMS resident killed recently when his bicycle was struck by a pickup near Plateau and Pine by the med school campus.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 10:37:18

Bales make $1 million gift to Arkansas Children's Hospital

Sharon and John Hardin Bale Jr. will give $1 million to support the fetal heart program at Arkansas Children's Hospital and it will be named in their honor.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 10:32:16

Face time with Bill Clinton — more valuable than Oprah, Paul Simon

A for-profit outfit that arranges to auction time with celebrities to raise money for their favorite charities reports a Houston woman paid $255,000 to spend a day with former President Bill Clinton.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 17:11:33

Union Rescue Mission gets $450,000 challenge grant

The Union Rescue Mission has received a $450,000 challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation toward a $3 million drive to build a new mission on Confederate Boulevard, close by the old mission that has been acquired by the city of Little Rock for its day center for the homeless.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 11:37:52

Walker Foundation gives $1.5 million to UAMS NW campus

The Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation has given $1.5 million to build a clinical education center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' Northwest Arkansas campus.

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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 07:29:27

Arkies work for water projects in third world

A change of pace on a so-far quiet holiday weekend. Roger Armbrust, a former Arkansas Democrat reporter now retired back in Little Rock after a career in New York, contributes columns to Yahoo and today's is a feel-good story about Arkansans, particularly the Little Rock couple Beckham and Karla Allen.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011 - 07:11:29

Joe Johnson plays Santa Claus to 50 kids

There's plenty of philanthropy at there at Christmas time, but I've always had a soft spot for those who labor each year to line up a Christmas for children in protective custody of the state Division of Child and Family Services.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011 - 07:18:36

Feeding the hungry; a modest proposal

So I read in the Democrat-Gazette today that gun-happy state Rep. Randy Stewart of Kirby wants to institutionalize taxpayer subsidies to process wild game to give to the hungry.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 14:16:32

Metta World Peace (AKA Ron Artest) gives to Little Rock nonprofit

Lakers forward Ron Artest, who recently changed his name to Metta World Peace (and got eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars"), has donated $50,000 to Little Rock nonprofit Centers for Youth and Families' UNITY Gang Prevention Program.

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011 - 13:23:36

Donors give $2 million for Arkansas Arts Center debt

More to come, but Leslie Peacock reports from the Arkansas Arts Center that the Arts Center Foundation raised $4 million — $2 million of it from anonymous donors giving $1 million each — and gave the Arts Center $2.7 million to pay off debt remaining from the financially disastrous World of the Pharaohs exhibit.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 11:04:11

Walmart gift pays admission to Crystal Bridges

A hefty donation from Walmart will pay admission costs for the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 12:16:29

Joe Johnson pays it forward

NBA star Joe Johnson, who still calls Little Rock home, is inviting the press in Saturday for the "launch" of the Joe Johnson Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at helping low-income kids and their families.

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