NWACC Foundation Receives $15,000 Donation

Thursday, November 01 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

A $15,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation was presented to the NorthWest Arkansas Community College Foundation to name two meeting rooms located on the first floor in the NWACC Washington County Center in Springdale. These rooms will be used by faculty, staff, students, and the community.


The gift was announced recently at the construction site of the new NWACC Center in Springdale. Kent Williamson, Matt Harger and Jacob Barnes of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check to Brenda Green, associate vice president, NWACC Washington County Programs, Evelyn Jorgenson, NWACC president, Mike Luttrell, NWACC Foundation board chair and Joe Spivey, NWACC board of trustee chair.

“NWACC is so appreciative of this support from the Arvest Foundation for our new facility in Washington County, and the difference it will make for so many students in the region,” Jorgenson said.

“Community support for this project is vitally important to its success, and we thank Arvest for its commitment to affordable and accessible education for all northwest Arkansas residents,” said Mike Luttrell, NWACC Foundation board chair.

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to help support the expansion of NWACC,” Williamson said “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to support education in the region.”

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Springdale
 

Habitat for Humanity Washington County Receives $15,000 Donation

Friday, October 19 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Habitat for Humanity Washington County will be able to purchase electrical and plumbing materials, as well as associated labor costs for construction of a single mom’s new home in Springdale thanks to a $15,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced recently at the building site in Springdale. Kent Williamson, Julie Shook, Chris Thornton and Clay Reed of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check to Brandon Swoboda, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Washington County.

“On behalf of the staff and families of Habitat for Humanity Washington County, I want to thank the Arvest Foundation for their generous donation,” Swoboda said. “This charitable gift has helped a family achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through homeownership. The mission of Habitat is to bring people together to build homes, community and hope. The Arvest Foundation's willingness to contribute to the building of this Springdale home helps Habitat continue the fight for affordable, sustainable low-income homeownership.”

“Working at Arvest allows me to see the benefits new home ownership brings to families every day,” said Reed, a commercial lender. “I’m also a longtime volunteer and current board member for Habitat, and am thankful to be a part of the opportunities it provides to so many in our communities.

“This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area, and it demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to those who live, work and play throughout our footprint.”

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Springdale
 

Arkansas Crisis Center Receives $9,700 Donation

Friday, August 03 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arkansas Crisis Center will be able to provide necessary training to their staff thanks to a $9,700 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced recently at the Arkansas Crisis Center in Springdale. Chris Thornton, Stacy Matlock and Julie Shook of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check to Emily Gilbertson.

“The Arkansas Crisis Center is incredibly grateful for this donation from the Arvest Foundation, as it will allow us to become certified to train others in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), which is extremely limited in the state. Arkansas ranks 14th in the nation for number of deaths by suicide,” said Gilbertson, crisis services program manager. “Making this training more available to Arkansans is crucial in combatting the rising rate of suicide. The more people in the community who have suicide intervention training, the more likely it is they will be able to identify someone at risk and intervene to keep them safe.”

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Arkansas Crisis Center. Awareness of this organization is imperative in saving lives across the state of Arkansas,” said Stacy Matlock, commercial banker in Springdale and ACC board member. “This donation will help in promoting awareness and provide the necessary training to more people interested in helping the ACC reach their vision for Arkansas to have zero suicides by 2025.”

Tags: Arvest, Springdale
 

The City of Huntsville Receives $2,200 Donation

Wednesday, August 01 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The City of Huntsville got a boost in its efforts to attract visitors and industries to Huntsville thanks to a $2,200 donation from the Arvest Foundation.


The gift was announced recently at the City Hall in Huntsville. Matt Smith of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check to Nancy Marsh.

The City of Huntsville Economic Development Program is working to bring in visitors and industry to Huntsville, and the gift from the Arvest Foundation will help the city purchase maps to give to both groups.

"The purpose of this city map is to use with visitors, people traveling through our nice little city, or people who have just moved here,” said Nancy Marsh, City of Huntsville economic development director. “The Economic Development Commission was trying to decide the best use of funds to produce this map and hesitated to sell ads since businesses change and space on the map is used for the ads. The City of Huntsville is excited to receive these funds from the Arvest Foundation for the production of our new city map. These funds will allow us to print more maps. Also, all the space on the map can be used for directions. The new map should be available in September. Thank you again for supporting the City of Huntsville.”

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the City of Huntsville and its efforts to get the attention of tourists and industries looking to expand,” said Matt Smith, community bank president in Huntsville. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to Huntsville and all of the communities we serve." 

Tags: Springdale
 

Springdale Public Library Receives $11.7k Donation

Tuesday, July 17 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Library patrons in the Springdale area will have an updated information and reference desk thanks to an $11,700 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced today at the Springdale Public Library. Chris Thornton, Julie Shook, Kent Williamson and Paula Wilson of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.

The funds will help the library with much-needed renovations and allow the library to:

  • Have more space for staff
  • Combine the information and reference desks
  • Streamline the customer experience


“Arvest Bank is excited to help the Springdale Public Library with its renovations,” said Paula Wilson, commercial loan manager for Arvest in Springdale and vice president of the Public Library Board. “Combining the information and reference desks will provide additional space for staff and will be more efficient in serving the public.”

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the library’s renovation efforts,” said Julie Shook, sales manager for Arvest in Springdale. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to our community.”

 
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