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Nonprofit News: April Edition | Little Rock Evening Magazine

Event feedback, praise, and more news to note at local nonprofits.

A historic return

As with many things over the past couple of years, most beloved events celebrating historic neighborhoods south of I-630 have been put on ice.

This spring, two are making a comeback, much to the delight of Little Rock residents.

Towards the end of this month, Mount Holly Cemetery will once again host its Spring Picnic, aptly titled Rest in Perpetuity, or RIP. There attendees can explore the beautiful grounds and enjoy a boxed lunch and music. live, while raising funds for the Mount Holly Cemetery Association, which preserves the historic site. information: mounthollycemetery.org.

At the beginning of May, the annual meeting of the Quapaw Quarter Association Spring house tour returns, as does its popular Candlelight Event and Mother’s Day Brunch. Guests will visit eight historic homes and impactful buildings in the Governor’s Mansion Historic District, the proceeds of which will benefit QQA’s preservation programs. information: quapaw.com.

Kirby House in the Quapaw neighborhood

high praise

Adam Head of CARTI.

Two central Arkansas nonprofits took top honors at the 34th annual Arkansas Company of the Year Award. CARTI CEO head of adam was named Nonprofit Leader of the Year, while Thea Foundation received Nonprofit Organization of the Year.

Big Moves

JR Bizzell and Kenya Sharp

★ UA Little Rock has named four new members to its foundation fund board: JR Bizzell, Kenya SharpMark Leverett and Scott Ruffner.


★ The Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund has added two new board members, Maret Cahill Wicks and Michael O’Bryan.


Matthew Kovak and Amy Jo Jenkins

★ Meanwhile, Matthew Kovak is the new Executive Director of the Office of Clinical Trials at UAMS, and Amy Jo Jenkins is now assistant director of administration for the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.


Clockwise from top left: Kim Burgess, Shelby Cox, Veronica Smith and Regina Taylor, all Girl Scouts-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma & Texas

★ Four women have taken on new roles at Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas (clockwise from top left): Kim Burgess as Director of Membership, Shelby Cox as a volunteer director, Veronique Smith as Director of Human Resources and Regina Taylor as chief of operations.


Candice Hickman

★ Candice Hickman is the new Director of Communications for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas.


★ Forward Arkansas has found its new director of policy and engagement in Victoria Watson.

Book the dates

Calendars are quickly filling up with fun and charity events. Here are a few to keep on your radar this spring and summer.

  • May 1: Justin Moore St. Jude Golf Classic
  • May 6: Empty bowls to benefit the Food Bank of Arkansas
  • May 20: Dinner on the Ground for the benefit of Our House
  • June 4: Tour de Rock for the benefit of CARTI
  • July 16: Amp Out Alz to Benefit Arkansas Alzheimer’s Disease
  • July 21: Bingo Bash to benefit Access Schools