McKinney Trust Awards $164,276 to Northwest Arkansas Organizations

Tuesday, August 26 at 02:10 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Bentonville, Ark., area groups accept gifts from the Carl and Alleen McKinney Charitable Trust.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — The 2014 Carl and Alleen McKinney Trust Awards recipients accepted checks at the Arvest Bank McKinney Trust Awards Presentation on Friday at the Arvest Bank Bentonville on the Square Conference Center.  The trust was established by Carl and Alleen McKinney and has been managed by Arvest Trust Company since 1997.

The trust, established to benefit the children, youth, elderly, poor and disadvantaged of the Bentonville area, has given more than $2,588,321 to local charities since its creation. This year, $164,276 was distributed. 

Diana Smith, trust officer and administrator of McKinney Trust, presented the awards. The following are this year’s recipients:

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation —  $20,000  

The Adult Development Center DBA Open Avenues – $17,150

Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter – $17,000

Circle of Life Hospice – $16,000

Lifeline of Northwest Arkansas – $15,000

Sunshine School and Development Center — $15,000

Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Benton County – $12,000

Horses for Healing —  $12,000

Helen Walton Children’s Enrichment Center — $11,700

NWA Children’s Shelter – $10,000

Boys and Girls Club of Benton County – $9,564

Bella Vista Courtesy Van – $5,000

Mercy Health Foundation  — $2,722

Literacy Council of Benton County, Inc. — $1,140

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest Benton County, Community Support
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