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Walton Family to provide $120 million for UA school. Health care for children and programs at universities got a boost from Arkansas's philanthropists this year, but nothing compares to the single $120 million gift from the Walton Family Foundation to create a School of Art at the University of Arkansas. The foundation's pledge, to be made over five years, is the largest gift to an American university to establish an art school, the university said in announcing the donation, made in August. Also in the arts philanthropy picture, the Windgate Charitable Foundation of Siloam Springs, which donated $20 million to UA Little Rock to build its new visual arts building, which will open in January, made a $15 million gift...

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