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Personified

Director ‘here to make a difference’

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: A new Sunday feature, Personified will put a face on area organizations. This week, we introduce Louis "Lou" Meluso, executive director of the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum. Continue reading...

Council lauds community leaders

Collectors showcase treasures

Subscriber onlyShiloh Museum of Ozark History welcomed guests Jan. 13 for the 10th annual Cabin Fever Reliever open house and collectors' showcase. Victorian knife rests, tobacco collectibles, Mexican feather craft, toy horses, Hardanger embroidery, Scandinavian and Asian collectibles and toy trucks were among the treasures displayed by dozens of collectors at the museum in Springdale. Continue reading...

Backers champion Children's

Foundation lights Beacon of Hope

Subscriber onlyArkansas Children's Northwest is open for business as of Jan. 9,, and some 430 lead donors gathered Jan. 6 on the new campus to celebrate the opening. Continue reading...

Peel patrons gather

Gala helps gardens grow

Subscriber onlySingle Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas supporters gathered for the annual Jingle Mingle on Dec. 7 at the Barn at the Springs in Springdale. Continue reading...

Word warriors face off for literacy

Subscriber onlyTiles will help pave the way to literacy at the Benton County Literacy Council’s 11th annual Scrabble Wars on Jan. 27 at Four Points by Sheraton. Continue reading...

Mercy makes merry

Vire retires

Subscriber onlyMercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas welcomed a sold-out crowd of more than 1,600 guests Dec. 2 for the O Night Divine Charity Ball. The 24th annual benefit at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers helped raise some $1.19 million for the expanding health care system. Continue reading...

Museum offers winter relief

Subscriber onlyArea collectors will have a chance to display their treasures at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History during the Cabin Fever Reliever open house set for Jan. 13 at the museum in Springdale. Continue reading...

Food bank makes bank

Arts advocates awarded

Subscriber onlyFrank and Barbara Broyles Foundation backers gathered Nov. 15 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville for An Exclusive Acoustic Evening with John Oates featuring David Starr. Proceeds from the performance will go toward "our mission of providing support for Alzheimer's caregivers through support groups, individual coaching, resource distribution, training and education," said Linda Vigil, foundation administration director. Continue reading...

Mansion makes merry

Subscriber onlyThe Peel Mansion Museum and its surrounding Heritage Gardens in Bentonville are festooned for the holidays and will play host to the annual Christmas Gala to benefit The Peel Compton Foundation on Saturday. Continue reading...

Fundraisers focus on philanthropists

Jones Center backers go big

Subscriber onlyJones Center backers went big Nov. 11, helping the nonprofit organization raise some $300,000 at Big Night in the Big Easy: A Night in New Orleans. The evening at the center in Springdale featured Mardi Gras beads, gas lamps, king cake, shopping local boutiques in the "French Quarter Retail District," and a multi-course gourmet dinner prepared by Mario Valdovino, Tyson Foods Inc. corporate executive chef. Continue reading...

Special art show supports development center

Med school welcomes doc

Subscriber onlyUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest, Arkansas Children's Northwest and the Schmieding Developmental Center, UAMS Kids First leaders and supporters gathered for a reception Nov. 9 at the Springdale Country Club to welcome Dr. Rick Barr as the new chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and associate dean for child health at UAMS and pediatrician-in-chief at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Continue reading...

Foundation celebrates anniversaries

Subscriber onlyMercy Health Foundation and its backers have much to celebrate at this year's White Christmas Charity Ball on Dec. 8 at the Fort Smith Convention Center. 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...

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...

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...

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