Hot Springs Area Community Foundation
Ann Carrithers, Interim Executive Director
P.O. Box 56 Hot Springs, AR 71902
501-620-4008 (o) 501-282-3594 (c) 

Like us on Facebook!

Since 1991, our mission is to serve as a vehicle for helping individuals, firms, and organizations in our area in carrying out their immediate and long-term philanthropic plans.  HSACF has created over  92 funds  that  benefit Garland and Montgomery counties.


Local Board Members

  • Charleen Copeland, Chair
  • Dan Messersmith, Vice-Chair
  • Russ Cowen, Future Fund Chair
  • Stuart Fleischner, Secretary
  • John Simpson, Treasurer
  • Melinda Gassaway, At –Large
  • Elizabeth Farris
  • Mike Ferguson
  • John Hearnsberger
  • Mike Hernandez
  • Don Munro
  • Ashley Naramore
  • Ray Owen, Jr.
  • Lance Porter
  • Ruth Smith
  • Festus Ugbade
  • Jared Zeiser
  • Robert Zunick, State Board Member

Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Advisors

  • Ashley Naramore
  • Kerry Owen
  • Susannah Wright
  • Brad Burleson



Hot Springs Area Golden Key Members

Golden Key Society Members

(pictured from left to right) 

  • Robert Zunick, FA - Wells Fargo Advisors
  •  Susan Siegle, FA - Morgan Stanley Advisors
  • Ashley Naramore, JD -  Reagler and Naramore Law Firm
  •  Richard Payton, FA -  Well Fargo Advisors
  • Dan Messersmith, CPA - Duncan and Messersmith
  • Merek Rowe, JD - Legacy Law Firm

  (Not pictured)

  • Gary Beckwith, CPA - Spann and Associates
  • Robert Duncan, CPA - Duncan and Messersmith
  • Clay Farrar, JD - The Farrar Firm
  • Bruce Garnett, JD - Garnett Law Firm
  • Robert Hargraves, JD - (Deceased)
  • Brad Hudgens, FA - Morgan Stanley Advisors
  • Charles Moore, FA - Merrill Lynch
  • Janet Moore, JD
  • Ray Owen, Jr. - JD - Owen, Farnell and Garner
  • Karen Reagler, JD -  Reagler and Naramore Law Firm 
  • Joe Woosely, CPA - Jordan, Woosley, Crone & Keaton Ltd
  • John Vines, JD - Wood, Smith, Schnipper, Clay and Vines

Hot springs Area Community Foundation thanks professional advisors who have opened the doors to philanthropy for their clients through the Golden Key Society. The above Golden Key members have guided their clients to the Hot Springs Area Community Foundation to meet each client’s individual charitable objectives through estate or financial planning.

Garland County Nonprofits

For information on non-profit services available, go to 

Hot Springs Future Fund

The Hot Springs Future Fund is a fun way to work with other  young Professionals to enhance our community.  For more information, email Russ Cowen at






Arkansas Hunters Feed the Hungry/Garland & Montgomery Counties
Arkansas Prostate Cancer Screening/Garland County
Hot Springs Boys & Girls Club
Cooper-Anthony Child Abuse Center
Cooperative Christian Ministries Clinic
Economics Arkansas/Garland County Conference
Garland County Habitat for Humanity
Garland County Historical Society
Hot Springs Jazz Society/Jazz Fest 2017
Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild/Children's Concert 2017
Imagination Library for Garland County
Jackson House Crisis Center
Levi Hospital
Literacy Council of Garland County
Mid-America Museum
Montgomery County Performing Arts Project
Montgomery County Single Parent Scholarship
Norman Historic Preservation Project
Ouachita Counseling Services
Ozark Mission Project/Garland County
Project Hope Food Bank
Garland County Single Parent Scholarship
The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and Arts Foundation
Visitor's Chapel of the AME Church Food Pantry
Hot Springs Family YMCA
Youth Advisory Council
Hot Springs Future Fund


YAC meets to award grants for 2017. Last year they awarded $10,600 to 9 agencies that serve children and youth in Garland County. 


Our affiliate offices work locally in every corner of Arkansas. Find the affiliate near you.

Giving Locally


Phone: (501) 372-1116
Fax: (501) 372-1166
Email Us


1400 West Markham
Suite 206
Little Rock, AR 72201

Email Updates