The Fayetteville Area Affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation recently held an event to recognize the organization’s history and growth. The organization is celebrating the awarding of $6.9 million in the last fiscal year to nonprofit organizations and also kicking off a campaign to endow its operating endowment.
“Our Board of Directors is pleased to share the growth of our local affiliate that encourages smart giving and promotes philanthropy throughout Washington County,” said board chairperson, Allison Dolan. “In less than 20 years, our affiliate has gone from awarding two grants totaling $50,000 to almost $7 million in our past fiscal year, and we wanted to share that milestone with our founders and supporters.”
“The growth of our affiliate is just another indicator showing that Washington County residents are community-minded individuals who want to make a difference through philanthropy,” said campaign chairperson, Danna Grear. “By establishing an operating endowment for the Fayetteville Area Affiliate, we will be able to continue the tradition of servicing donors to make grants into perpetuity.”