40th Year Anniversary Special Edition

March 2016 ENGAGE Magazine

This Special Edition of ENGAGE celebrates 40 years of smart giving that continues to make a significant impact on Arkansas communities. From an initial gathering of 13 community leaders on March 22, 1976, the Community Foundation has grown into a dynamic connection for good throughout our state. 

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Stories Inside: 

ArkansasGives In 2015 the Foundation helped more than 350 nonprofits statewide earn $2 million in just one day with the ArkansasGives online giving program. Read about the second ArkansasGives event. You can now see the final results here

How Donor Advised Funds Help You Give More When you want to make a significant impact on the mission of a charitable organization, it’s the way you give, not just the amount of donation that matters. Taking the time to build sustained relationships with the nonprofits you support means everyone wins. Read about how donor advised funds allow you to make the most of your charitable giving. 

Measuring Generosity Yields Surprises Dr. Thomas Bruce wrote about the importance of understanding better why people give of their time, talent and resources. This intriguing interest is at the heart of why studies on the nature of benevolence have such important policy implications for Arkansas and the nation. Read the full report about his findings about giving  habits across Arkansas. 

Celebrating 40 Years of Engaging, Connecting, Inspiring As we celebrate 40 years of helping Arkansans protect, grow and direct their charitable dollars, we recognize that charitable impact can't always be measured in dollars. Our goal of fostering smart giving goes beyond our financial assets. In this article, read about some of the ways we've partnered with Arkansans over the past 40 years to build stronger communities through philanthropy. 

Arkansas Viewpoints Arkansas Community Foundation President and CEO, Heather Larkin, along with singer, songwriter and local philanthropist, Ephiphany Morrow "Big Piph", write about the factors that should be considered when making charitable giving decisions. Read their responses. 

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