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Gala, brunch help hospices

Actress provides keynote

Subscriber onlyCircle of Life Hospice supporters gathered for the annual Art of Hospice Gala on Nov. 4 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Continue reading...

Home tour helps Junior League help others

Subscriber onlyThe 19th annual Winter Dreams Tour of Homes is set for Dec. 3 and will feature 10 homes in Benton and Washington counties festooned for the holidays. Continue reading...

Association applauds alumni, friends

Wigs go big for Komen

Subscriber onlyThe annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon on Oct. 27 drew Susan G. Komen Ozark pink-clad supporters to the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale and brought in more than $100,000. Continue reading...

Jewels turn into treasure for NWA food bank

Subscriber onlyThe Northwest Arkansas Food Bank is looking to gather enough treasure at the ninth annual Jewels of Giving Gala on Friday to be able to provide 1.8 million meals to those in need in the coming year. For every $1 raised, the nonprofit organization can provide 11 meals, according to Mike Williams, food bank development director. Continue reading...

Compact canvases yield contributions

Society supports scholarships, programs

Subscriber onlySandy and University of Arkansas Chancellor Joe Steinmetz opened the Fowler House Garden and Conservatory on the Fayetteville campus on Oct. 20 to welcome nearly 400 Chancellor's Society members. The reception celebrated the group's generosity to the university. Continue reading...

Art boosts Sunshine School

Subscriber onlyJulie Barber, Walmart vice president and divisional merchandise manager of snacks, and Erin McCracken, Nickelodeon retail development senior director, will serve as honorary chairwomen for "A Very Special Art Show" Friday to benefit the Sunshine School and Development Center in Rogers. Continue reading...

Giving group awards grants

Shelter lauds supporters

Subscriber onlyYouth Bridge backers gathered for a unique, art-filled evening Oct. 19 at Nox Stellata: A Starry, Starry Night Fundraiser at 2 La Coste Court at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers. The 300 guests helped the nonprofit organization raise some $75,000 to support its Legacy Program and residential treatment at the group's Children's Campus. Continue reading...

New center lifts kids

Chefs cook for cause

Subscriber onlyA dozen area chefs joined forces for the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction of Northwest Arkansas on Oct. 12 at Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food in Bentonville. Some 200 guests helped raise more than $112,000 for the nonprofit organization. Continue reading...

Tastings benefit groups

Supporters ‘Restore Humanity’

Subscriber onlyBoys & Girls Club of Benton County backers gathered to Sip, Savor and Support the nonprofit organization Oct. 5 at the Record in Bentonville. The $91,000 raised from the benefit will "help complete the finishing touches of renovation for our Teen Center in Rogers and begin the process to help raise additional funds for operating expenses of the facility," said Sabrina Rampy, development director. Continue reading...

Events back bigs, little

Garden group sprouts hope

Subscriber onlyChase Family Foundation backers donated some 570 bras during the third annual "Help the Girls" benefit Sept. 21 at the Springdale Country Club. The bras were for residents at Peace at Home Family Shelter and the Northwest Arkansas Women's Shelter. Continue reading...

Boots, burlap benefit group

Subscriber onlySouls Harbor will host the fourth annual "Dinner with Soul: Boots, Burlap, Lace and Grace" on Saturday at Horton Farms in Bentonville. Continue reading...

Museum gets in full swing

Chefs boost garden

Subscriber onlyA baker's dozen of local chefs and restaurants boosted the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks on Sept. 12 at Chefs in the Garden in Fayetteville. Chefs in the regional event hailed from Bentonville to Fayetteville and Siloam Springs to Eureka Springs. Serving as the evening's honorary chef was Vince Pianalto, pastry and baking instructor at Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food. The 10th annual event garnered more than $44,000 for the garden. Continue reading...

Big Bash to support mentoring group

Subscriber onlyBig Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas will launch a new fundraising event, "The Big Bash," on Sept. 29 at Barn at the Springs in Springdale. Continue reading...

Foundation lauds athletes

Shelter marks expansion, opening

Subscriber onlyThe Donald W. Reynolds Peace at Home Family Shelter welcomed guests Sept. 6 for a reception to mark the completion and opening of a second-floor addition. The expansion allowed the shelter to add 16 beds for survivors of domestic violence. Continue reading...

Golf garners gifts for groups

Open Avenues backers pregame

Subscriber onlySome 200 golfers teed up for the 13th Golf 4 a Cause on Aug. 28 at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers. The benefit for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkoma is the group's largest fundraiser and yielded nearly $134,000. Continue reading...

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