Heart of Arkansas United Way

United Way Annual Meeting and
Campaign Celebration

On Wednesday, April 16th we hosted a breakfast for our 2014-2015 Annual Meeting and Campaign Celebration. The program highlighted the achievements of the past year, recognized our outstanding companies, employees, and volunteers.

Corporate Cornerstone Club


CenterPoint Energy

Dassault Falcon Jet

Entergy Arkansas

J.A. Riggs Tractor Company

Simmons First National Bank

Southwest Power Pool

Transamerica Life


Corporate Cornerstone Club members are companies who choose to direct their corporate gifts to pay the Heart of Arkansas United Way's expenses, which allows their employee contributions to be provided to the charity of their choice with zero administrative costs.  

Outstanding United Way Coordinators

1-100 Employees

Mike Shepard, Onebanc


101-500 Employees

Christine Bingaman, USAble Life


501 + Employees

Michelle Odom & Steven Haemmerle, Arkansas Children's Hospital


Outstanding New Campaigns

Enable Midstream Partners

Relyance Bank

Team Fishel


Most Innovative Campaigns

Mitchell Williams

PPG Industries

Southwest Power Pool

USAble Life


Outstanding United Way Agency

American Red Cross of Greater Arkansas


Outstanding Labor Support

Central Arkansas Labor Council,




Sponsored Representatives

Thomas Bennett

Leigh Ann Brannon

Tisha Gribble

Kathleen Joiner

Diane Kidwell

Nancy Newcomb

Stamp Out Hunger! The 23rd annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive
It's the largest one-day food drive in America, and it's made possible by thousands of letter carriers who volunteer their time to participate as well as countless thousands of volunteers who help sort, collect and distribute much needed food to local food banks and pantries across the country.

On Saturday, May 9
th, place non-perishable food donations where
your letter carrier delivers your mail. Your letter carrier will deliver these items to your local food bank. Food collected in Pulaski County will benefit the Arkansas Foodbank.  
Since the drive began in 1992, Letter Carriers have collected over 1.3 billion pounds of food nationally, including 73 million pounds in 2014. Many volunteers will be needed to help sort and box donated food. Shifts are available from 5:00pm-10:00pm. For information or to volunteer, call Polly Deems at 501.569.432.

United Way Day

 The Heart of Arkansas United Way is teaming up with the Arkansas Travelers for United Way Day as they take on the Tulsa Drillers.

The first 1,000 fans will receive a United Way Thunderstix.
  • Date: Friday, May 15th, 2015
  • Time: 7:10 p.m.
  • Location: Dickey-Stephens Park 400 W Broadway St, North Little Rock, AR 72114
Save The Date! THV11 Back To School Blitz
August 3rd - August 7th, 2015 

There are more than 53,000 students in the Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pulaski County School Districts.  Approximately 20,000 of these students are economically disadvantaged children.  Many are from single-parent families, and many of the children come to school each year lacking the basic school supplies needed for classroom work.

The Heart of Arkansas United Way saw a need to try to address the needs of these children and to help prevent early school failure for at risk youth. Since that time the program has expanded to other counties served by the Heart of Arkansas United Way.

Each year, THV 11 partners with the United Way to help provide school supplies for these children. This year the school supple drive will be held August 3rd - August 7th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. We will be at the following locations:

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 - Jacksonville Wal-Mart
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - West Little Rock Wal-Mart (Bowman)

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015-Maumelle Wal-Mart (Maumelle Blvd) 
Thursday, August 6th, 2015 - Bryant Wal-Mart 
Friday, August 7th, 2015 - Little Rock Wal-Mart (Baseline)

For more information, please contact Denver Landers at (501) 376-4567. 

Red Jacket Ball to honor

President Bill Clinton

 On June 4, City Year will celebrate 10 years of AmeriCorps Members serving in Little Rock schools at the Red Jacket Ball. We are excited to have President Bill Clinton attend this year's event as we honor him with the Seventh Generation Award. Along with President Clinton, our 10 past Lifetime of Service Award honorees will join us once again as we look back on our achievements and into our future. 

Mark your calendars to join us at 6:00 PM at the Governor's Hall of the Statehouse Convention Center for City Year Little Rock's signature fundraiser. The event will feature a cocktail reception and spectacular auction followed by dinner and entertainment by Rodney Block and The Real Music Lovers.  Proceeds from the event support City Year AmeriCorps Members to serve as tutors, mentors and role models in under-served Little Rock schools. 


Past Lifetime of Service Award honorees include: Gert Clark (2006), The Honorable Jim Dailey (2007), Pat Lile (2008), The Honorable Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty (2009), Judy K. Tenenbaum (2010), Bruce T. Moore (2011), The Honorable Mike and Ginger Beebe (2012), Representative Darrin Williams (2013), and Ed Drilling (2014).


For more information about sponsorship or tickets, please call Bryan Turley, development manager, at 501-707-1402 or email bturley@cityyear.org. Celebrate with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #cylr10.   

Combined Federal Campaign News:
Flowers named Woman of Year
Jackie Flowers, Chief of Pine Bluff Arsenal's Internal Review and Audit Compliance Office, and CFC Local Federal Coordinating Committee Member, was named the Federal Woman's Program Woman of the Year for 2015 during the Women's History Month program March 18.

"I was shocked and humbled to receive this award," said Flowers, who joined the Arsenal workforce in 1987 as a Department of the Army auditor intern. "It was totally unexpected and a wow moment." Flowers said that she doesn't think twice about the community and civic activities that she is involved in. "It is good to know that I have touched other people's lives and to be recognized for that," she said. "It is definitely humbling." She said that helping people and being involved is just a part of who she is.

"Ms. Flowers willingly takes time to share her knowledge and assist women in whatever capacity needed t encourage them to reach their maximum career potential," read the nomination information. "Many women here at PBA and the community are recipients of job promotions because of her motivation and assistance. She freely shares her life history as inspiration that if she could make (starting as a GS5) others can as well."
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Agency Events
Curtain Call for a Cause
Arkansas Foodbank

Summer Cereal Drive


It's time to sign your business or organization up for the Summer Cereal Drive to join Tom Brannon of THV11 to help the Arkansas Foodbank collect breakfast items for children during the summertime. If your business would like to sign up, contact Erica McFadden (Food Donations Coordinator) at 501-569-4311.


For individuals that want to participate, be sure to check out THV11.com for a list of community drives and locations.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas
The Big Event
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arkansas
Jazzlights In The Park
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas 

The Ronald McDonald House Golf-A-Thon is a one time "Golf Fund Raising Event" with the goal of raising $500,000 to help build a new Ronald McDonald House near Children's Hospital in central Arkansas.

The Ronald McDonald House Golf-A-Thon will be held at the beautiful Cypress Creek Golf Course in Cabot, Arkansas on May 11th, 2015. 

This event is similar to a walk-a-thon in which golfers will play 100 holes of golf in one day. Each player will donate $2,500 or solicit sponsorships per hole (i.e. $1 per hole donation). The event will be set up so that you play multiple shots per hole. Golfers will be wined and dined with three meals and incredible player gifts.  

To participate, please call Mickey at 501-231-5632.

Harmony Health Clinic 
1st Annual Don Mowery Memorial
Golf Tournament

This event will be held Monday, June 29, 2015 at The County Club of Arkansas located at 3 Country Club Circle, Maumelle, AR 72113.

Tickets are $200/person and $800/team.

Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. 
For more information, please contact Eddie Pannell at 501-375-4400. 
Camp Aldersgate
Aldersgate After Dark Live

You won't want to miss Aldersgate After Dark Live with entertainment by the All American Dueling Pianos from the Windy City of Chicago. Chicago Street Fare & Libations will be served with an Upscale Silent Auction with Mobile Bidding.


When: Friday, June 5th at 7:30 p.m. 

Where: Clinton Presidential Center

Price: $50 per ticket


Click here to purchase tickets. 


For Event Tickets & Tables, contact Liz Morris at 501.225.1444.
Women and Children First

Carribean Cabaret


The 10th Annual Carribean Cabaret will be held Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Edgehill home of Daniel & Tiffany Robinson. Poolside festivities will be entertained with live music and include island libations, delicious tropical fare and a live and silent auction.
Individuals tickets: $75

For more information, please contact Brandi Wiseman at 376-3219.

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