Higher education, from business to the arts, top givers' lists. Universities have been the major beneficiaries of multimillion-dollar gifts in the past 24 months, with the University of Arkansas system taking in a record yearly amount in 2018 for its current capital campaign. UA Monticello received a record gift of $6 million and Arkansas State University, Hendrix College and other universities received substantial new grants, thanks in great part to mega-funders the Walton Family Family Foundation, the Walton Family Charitable Foundation and the Windgate Foundation. The UA announced recently that it has raised close to $1 billion — $947 million — in its ongoing Campaign Arkansas. Of that, nearly $300 million came in...
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The Arkansas philanthropy honor roll