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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...