Carin Schoppmeyer

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Medical school marks decade in region

Foundation spreads good cheer

Subscriber onlyDozens of folks filled the Fayetteville home of Kelly and Scott Syer on Dec. 18, bearing dozens and dozens ... and dozens of cookies for the 13th annual "Spread Good Cheer" cookie exchange. The party is a way for guests to stock up on cookies for their families while helping the Jackson L. Graves Foundation spread goodwill at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. Continue reading...

Hospice lauds leader

House opens for family respite

Subscriber onlyLife Styles Inc. friends and clients gathered Dec. 12 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville for the nonprofit organization's annual holiday party. The evening featured dinner and live music from Jeff Fox and Justin Jones. Continue reading...

Museum lauds inaugural members

Bold bartenders battle

Subscriber onlyPatrons of the Peel Compton Foundation gathered for the "Gala at The Peel Mansion" benefit on Dec. 10 in Bentonville. Continue reading...

Mercy brings in million

Mayfield wins back-to-back trophies

Subscriber onlyMercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas welcomed a record sold-out crowd of 1,500 guests Dec. 3 for the O Night Divine Charity Ball, the unofficial kickoff of the Christmas season for many in Northwest Arkansas. The 23rd annual benefit at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers helped raise more than $1 million for the expanding health care system. Continue reading...

Benefits beget scholarships

Group marks 10 years’ growth, impact

Subscriber onlyJulie and Rick Roblee opened their Fayetteville home Nov. 30 to welcome Restore Humanity supporters, who had a chance to hear updates about the 10-year-old nonprofit organization. Continue reading...

Center launches campaign

Museum forest transforming

Subscriber onlyNearly 700 Northwest Arkansas Food Bank backers joined the nonprofit organization at its annual Jewels of Giving Gala benefit Nov. 28 at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. Continue reading...

Center marks opening night

Supporters keep light of hope going

Subscriber onlyThe ninth annual Light of Hope breakfast and lunch on Nov. 17 to benefit CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Northwest Arkansas drew some 700 guests to the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers for breakfast and 300 for the luncheon at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale. Combined, the two netted more than $215,000 for the nonprofit organization. Continue reading...

Foundation lauds leaders

Art aids Hospice

Subscriber onlyWashington Regional Foundation lauded long-time donors, board members and other supporters at the Legacy, Leadership and Loyalty reception Nov. 1 at the Pat Walker Center for Seniors in Fayetteville and welcomed them to the inaugural Legacy Society. Continue reading...

Big night gets bigger

Center expanding

Subscriber onlyLoving Choices welcomed some 1,000 supporters for its annual benefit banquet Oct. 27 at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale. The benefit helped the group raise more than $340,000. Continue reading...

Museum takes over tap

Subscriber onlyShiloh Museum of Ozark History invites Northwest Arkansans to join the staff and board of directors for the "Tap Takeover" on Nov. 15 at Arkansas' only cidery, Black Apple Crossing in Springdale. Continue reading...

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UAMS Chancellor Dr. Dan Rahn (from left), Pearl McElfish, UAMS NW vice chancellor, Reed and Mary Ann...

UAMS Chancellor Dr. Dan Rahn (from left), Pearl McElfish, UAMS NW vice chancellor, Reed and Mary Ann Greenwood and UA President Do...

Published: January 15, 2017

Jerry Roberts (from left), Bill Mathews and Greg Lancelot celebrate the opening of the new Ronald Mc...

Jerry Roberts (from left), Bill Mathews and Greg Lancelot celebrate the opening of the new Ronald McDonald House.

Published: January 8, 2017

Mark and Sara Moses (from left), Tony and Mary Beth Sherman, Pete and Shirley Esch and Kent Whillock...

Mark and Sara Moses (from left), Tony and Mary Beth Sherman, Pete and Shirley Esch and Kent Whillock help support Mercy Health Fou...

Published: December 18, 2016

Scott Bailey (left) and Tim McFarland help support Restore Humanity on Nov. 30.

Scott Bailey (left) and Tim McFarland help support Restore Humanity on Nov. 30.

Published: December 11, 2016

Jim and Ann McKenzie (from left), Marshall McKenzie, Marilyn Bogle, Bob and Becky Alexander and Tina...

Jim and Ann McKenzie (from left), Marshall McKenzie, Marilyn Bogle, Bob and Becky Alexander and Tina and David Bogle help support ...

Published: December 4, 2016

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