As ARCF's Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Helen Stout oversees all financial and administrative functions of ARCF. Helen graduated magna cum laude from East Texas State University, which is now a part of the Texas A&M System. She is a member of Arkansas Society of CPAs and has more than 20 years experience as a CFO of governmental and nonprofit organizations.
Helen is a former Rotarian and an alumna of Leadership Texarkana. She enjoys music, travel and family activities.
Chris Love currently serves as the Program Director for Arkansas Community Foundation. Immediately prior to coming to the Community Foundation, Chris served as the Social Services Regional Manager for the Hope Through Housing Foundation, where his duties included the oversight of various social service programs onsite at Hope’s affordable housing properties in Arkansas and Texas. He has also served in a variety of other nonprofit leadership roles with organizations such as City Year and Arkansas Coalition for Excellence (ACE), Arkansas’ state-wide nonprofit association. Before beginning his professional career in the nonprofit sector Chris served in the Arkansas Army National Guard for six years, completing two overseas tours of service in Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo and Mosul, Iraq.
He is a current board member of FOCAL (Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries) and Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. He holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Columbia College of Missouri, a Master of Ministry degree from Tennessee Temple University, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Leadership from John Brown University.
Lea Whitlock, office administrator for Arkansas Community Foundation, officially joined the staff in August of 2012. She originally came to the Foundation as an AmeriCorps VISTA to help build the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) program in 2011. She now oversees various office functions and assists the executive staff when needed. She is from Pine Bluff, where she graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School. After graduation, she attended the University of Central Arkansas and earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations.
Lea is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church where she serves as the Youth Director. She enjoys traveling to see her family in North Carolina, being outside and listening to live music.
Kim H. Evans is Vice President of Development and Client Services for Arkansas Community Foundation, where she works to build the fund base of ARCF and provide support to the organization’s 27 local offices across the state.
While previously serving as the Director of the Center for Nonprofit Organizations at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the Center released the first study of the economic impact of nonprofits on the Arkansas economy. As Director, she also coordinated the UALR Nonprofit Management Graduate Certificate program, provided technical assistance to nonprofits, and served as a research associate with the Institute of Government.
A former Assistant Attorney General of Arkansas, Kim serves on a number of nonprofit and for profit boards that seek to improve the lives of Arkansans. The list currently includes the Heart of Arkansas United Way, CareLink, Southern Bancorp, Inc., Centers for Youth and Families, e-STEM Public Charter Schools, and the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation of Dallas, TX. A Sustaining member and past president of the Junior League of Little Rock, Ms. Evans also served on the Nominating and Strategic Planning Steering Committees of the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) headquartered in New York, NY.
Kim holds a Bachelor's degree in international economics from Georgetown University as well as a juris doctorate from the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She lives in Little Rock with husband, Harold, and daughter, Katie.
Lana H. Kauffman, a UALR graduate, began her career working in human resources and recruiting, but landed in the nonprofit world drawn to mission-based organizations such as the YMCA of Austin, TX and St. Vincent Health System’s development office in Little Rock. Lana provides service to ARCF fund holders to assist in fulfilling their philanthropic goals. She and her husband, Chad, live in Little Rock with their two daughters. She is active in volunteer service at Mount St. Mary Academy and loves to travel, cook and be with her family.