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Transform our university and communities for Generations to come – one student at a time.

Education. Opportunity. Innovation. There are so many ways your generosity can impact others. When you designate a gift to UCA through the UCA Foundation as part of your estate planning process, you’re making a difference for generations to come. The world is a better place – and will be better still – because of the decisions you make in this moment. And that’s the best part of all. Plan now. Impact forever. Create your legacy today!


publisher/owner Michele Towne editor

Kim Meyer-Webb art director

Jamison Mosley production associate Rebel Wilson sales executive

Nancy Holthus website design Matmon Internet, Inc. contributors

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the world | NOVEMBER 2022 | 11 @girlscoutsdiamonds girlscoutsdiamonds To learn how you can support our future female leaders, contact us at or 800-632-6894.
are what Girl Scouts is all about. Their dreams, ideas and ambition are part of our DNA. Today's girls want to shoot movies, build robots, speak up for what they believe in, help others, change a law.
Scouts gives girls the tools to fuel their ambition, try new things, learn from failure, and make the world a better place. Girl Scouts is a world where girls can do, and be, whatever they dream. Join. Volunteer. Give. Reconnect.
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22 | NOVEMBER 2022 | | NOVEMBER 2022 | 23 SAVE THE DATE JOE FOLEY COURT DEDICATION Sunday, Nov. 13 12:30 p.m. LITTLE ROCK VS. OLE MISS Tipoff 1 p.m. 425 W. Capitol Ave., Ste. 1800 | Little Rock, AR 72201 | (501) 688-8800 IN DOING GOOD TOGETHER THE POWER OF EXPERIENCE At Mitchell Williams, we’re firm believers in giving back. Each year, we support local nonprofits through our Take Time To Give partner program, investing volunteer hours and financial contributions in the communities where we live and work. Nominate your favorite nonprofit for our 2023 program at today, and help us make an even greater difference together. THERE’S POWER Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C | Jeffrey Thomas, Managing Director
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So we want to see your beards! Start growing your beards and get ready to submit them on our website! One lucky winner will win a big-screen TV and other prizes will be given out as well!

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Hello to healing.

Kindness is a gift that each of us is born with. And when we share it, the goodness that’s released is amazing. This human connection is important to our well-being, but it’s essential when we’re sick and hurting. We know from experience that treating every patient with kindness, empathy, and respect is key to their healing. We call this power humankindness. It has driven us for more than 130 years.

It advances the medical excellence we provide to our communities now. And it leads us forward every day.

Meet Positive Change.

Kira is using her single parent scholarship to study nursing, so she can take

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outcast in school as a single parent. That’s why this program is truly a blessing.” Kira A. & her daughter Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund Recipient Champions for Children Arkansas Children’s proudly supports the Association of Fundraising Professionals. CONGRATULATIONS 2022 National Philanthropy Day Honorees! 2022 AFP Ads_Inviting.indd 1 10/14/2022 12:05:14 PM
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Help us kick-off

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY of Central Arkansas

season of thanksgiving while enjoying a mimosa mingle and delicious luncheon as we honor

Greg and Sydney Adams, Jane Williams, Annie Abrams, and Sarah Mosley

Tuesday, November 15

Arkansas Governor’s Mansion

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mimosa Meet & Greet in the Lower Atrium 12-1 p.m.

Lunch Celebration in the Grand Hall


The Patton

memory of Bill Patton



Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation Centennial Bank Datamax, Inc.

Rich & Dena Dunlap Hydco, Inc.

Little Rock School District Murphy Group, Inc.

Second Presbyterian Church Simmons Bank Rebecca Slaven TruService Community Federal Credit Union

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The American Heart Association-Central Arkansas has funded more than and successfully advocated for laws and policy change that affects all Arkansans –from infants to the elderly. $6.3 MILLION IN HEART-RELATED RESEARCH RELENTLESS RELENTLESS FORCE FORCE JOIN US IN BEING JA OIN US IN BEING A FOR A WORLD OF LONGER, HEALTHIER FLIVES OR A WORLD OF LONGER, HEALTHIER LIVES DONATE DHERE ONATE HERE For more information on how you can help make a difference, call Nikki Smith at American Heart Association-Central Arkansas 909 W. Second St., Little Rock, AR, 72201 | (501) 707 6585
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52 | NOVEMBER 2022 | Help central Arkansas seniors remain independent and in their own homes. Donate or get involved. Visit CareLink provides Meals on Wheels, in home care, family caregiver support services, an information and assistance phone line and much more! theHolidaysHfor ome
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an | NOVEMBER 2022 | 53 EAST thanks and congratulates our partners who support our students. Congratulations to EAST at Nettleton High School! EAST students organized community events attended by thousands of people, created instructional driving videos for their local police department, bolstered Keep Arkansas Beautiful’s marketing efforts through unique designs and videos, and so much more. Mildred Franco, EAST Board Member Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Finalist EAST at Nettleton High School, Outstanding Youth Volunteer Group Finalist Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, Educational Partner Outstanding Foundation Finalist Windstream, EAST Change Maker Outstanding Corporation Finalist | 501-371-5016 Join us in celebrating our students who are changing their communities! Scan the QR code or visit FREE HOLIDAY CARD BE SOMEONE’S SANTA AT HEIFER.ORG/INVITING . Christmas
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56 | NOVEMBER 2022 | | NOVEMBER 2022 | 59 Scan to NomintateBenefits Include: • $2,000 monthly pay (pre-tax) • 100% employer paid health insurance • 200+ hours of professional development • $4,500 Education Award • Access to 100+ national scholarships City Year Little Rock is recruiting young adults 17 to 25, to serve as student success coaches in public schools January through June. | NOVEMBER 2022 | 61 Congratulations to our generous supporters! Connecting People, Resources & Food To Reach Arkansans In Need. MICHAEL JORDAN Outstanding Volunteer Youth Fundraiser SUMMIT UTILITIES Outstanding Corporation ARKANSAS FARM BUREAU Outstanding Corporation WINDSTREAM Outstanding Corporation SHERRI JONES Outstanding Fundraising Professional DR. LOREN AND THOMAS BARTOLE Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser W e are thrilled to see these very special alumni and supporters honored as finalists for their service and generosity – not just in the UCA community, but throughout Arkansas and beyond. Thank you for changing so many lives! Your impact makes all the difference. Kim & Chris Fowler Outstanding Philanthropist Rotary Club of Conway Outstanding Volunteer Organization Arkansas Farm Bureau Outstanding Corporation Summit Utilities Outstanding Corporation Windstream Outstanding Corporation Emily Piechocki Outstanding Fundraising Young Professional CAPITAL CAMPAIGN | NOVEMBER 2022 | 63
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body needs to survive – especially while battling cancer. At CARTI, we know how important healthy nutrition is, and how severely cancer treatment can impact how patients receive nutrients. We offer services that help patients feel better and stay nourished as they receive treatment, so they just focus on getting better. | NOVEMBER 2022 | 77 LEARN MORE ABOUT NUTRITIONAL THERAPY 501.906.3000 | CARTI.COM
the | NOVEMBER 2022 | 79 The Red Carpet is Yours! Benefit for Levi Hospital Call for information, 501-622-3498 Presenting sponsor, Arkansas Beverage Sales Dance! Saturday, November 5, 2022 The Baron’s Ball presents The Red Carpet Gala Hot Springs Convention Center 6:00 pm Reception Auction, Dinner, Live band November 5 Save the Date Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design University of Arkansas Libraries Sam M. Walton College of Business The University of Arkansas congratulates the 2022 National Philanthropy Day® honorees and finalists! We’re determined to build a better world...together.
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Don Rhoads, president of Fleming Electric, was healthy his whole life. He didn’t know anything was wrong until a routine check-up in 2017 led to the discovery of an unusual enzyme that causes nonalcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. His liver function began to decline, and he was approved for the transplant list in November 2021. He was expecting a long wait before being able to return to normal activities, but UAMS transplant surgeon Dr. Lyle Burdine performed his liver transplant on March 2, 2022, and Don was helping manage his business by phone within a couple of days. Within a few months, he was driving again and working more from his office. More recently, he’s returned to riding his bike and spending time at the lake.

“My experience at UAMS was beyond my wildest dreams. I was expecting the worst when I found out I’d need a liver transplant, but the whole experience has been fantastic. They had all the answers, quickly put my fears at ease – and gave me my life back. I am eternally grateful to UAMS, my donor and the donor’s family.” –

Don Rhoads, Benton

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