What is a Future Fund?



A Future Fund is a way for young professionals to give back to their communities. It doesn’t take great wealth, and it doesn’t require a huge time commitment. 

Simply put, you and your peers contribute to a special charitable fund at Fayetteville Area Community Foundation, and together, you come to a decision about which local charities you want to support with your pooled dollars. 

When you join the future fund, you get to meet other young professionals who share your interests, learn about needs in our community and take an active role in finding solutions.  And because your contribution is invested in a permanent endowment,
the money you donate now will continue to grow and benefit our community when your children and grandchildren are in their 20s and 30s. 
“I’ve always known that supporting my community was important, but never felt I could really make a difference. This provides an opportunity for my wife and me to plug in and give back in a manner that is feasible for our stage of life right now.  We all know that there is strength in numbers.” - Stuart Baber
Join Our Family of Philanthropists
Ready to learn more? Contact Katie Tennant, executive director of the community foundation, at 479-444-6880 or fayettevillearea@arcf.org. Fayetteville Area Community Foundation is a local office of Arkansas Community Foundation.  We strive to serve the community through establishment of endowment funds to help connect our citizens to causes they care about, through grants to help further the work of nonprofit organizations in our community and through community leadership.

“I got involved with FFF because it’s a place young people can go to become educated and aware of the needs of our community.  Where you might feel that alone you can’t help, as a group, we can make a difference for Fayetteville’s Future." - Katie Tennant

Charter 100

Our Charter 100 Members are a special group of visionary leaders who will forever be appreciated for founding the Fayetteville Future Fund. These businesses, families and individuals contributed initial funding to establish our Future Fund Endowment. 
                                        Signature Bank of Arkansas
Stuart and Lauren Baber                                                      Craig and Jessica McCollough
Ted and Leslie Belden                                                          Jason and Jessica Minton
Steve and Susan Clark                                                         Jonathan and Erin Parker
Mark and Kim Dutton                                                          Jerry and Elizabeth Sparks
Nan Ginger                                                                         Justin and Katie Tennant
H & R Block                                                                        Sparks Farm
Josh and Elizabeth McCaslin                                                Randy and Melissa Werner
Brad Audrain                            Josh Austin                         Christian and Allison Baldwin
Alex and Kandace Baldwin       Clinton and Elissa Bennett    Bo and Clair Bittle
Ben Blakeman                          Jane Gladden Corrigan          Jane Coleman
Jason Daughtery -1st Employment Staffing                          James Dutton
Becky Estes & Company           David Erstine                       Kevin Faught
First Security Bank                   Fly-N-Hog Media                 Fayetteville Boys and Girls Club
Brock and Lindsey Gearhart      Rebecca Hurst                    Green Cab Company
Scott and Christie Hancock      Troy and Erin Lefler              Liberty Bank of Arkansas
Courtney Madden                    Blake McCaslin                    John and Andrea Morris
Katie Raines                            Ann Rosso                          Will Roth
Chip and Christine Schuchardt                                            Kevin and Hillary Shipp
Robert Shaw                           Kevin and Hillary Shipp        Slim Chickens
Calvin Smith                            Charles Stevens                   Tim and Leigh Stidham
John Summers                          Jackson Williams                  Kevin and Leigh Thompson
Denny and Candice Woods

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