News from Economics Arkansas
November 2018
 
 
Gratitude. . . Warren Stephens to Receive LIFE Award 2019. . .
Bessie B. Moore Prize Patrol and Gala . . . Expanding Our Reach. . . 
Foundation News. . .
 
Gratitude
 
Looking back at my first year as executive director, I am full of gratitude. The days have been exhilarating, the tasks inspiring and the opportunity extraordinary. I am deeply grateful for the trust and support from the superbly competent staff, our engaged board members and our loyal donors and advocates. Thank you.
 
Your involvement has allowed Economics Arkansas to strengthen our work across the state. Read on for recent developments and new opportunities.
 
As a person of prayer, I extend my best wishes and sincere prayers to you for a Thanksgiving filled with blessings, gratitude and joy. 
 
Fondly, 
 
Warren Stephens to Receive 2019 LIFE Award
Save the Date: March 26, 2019 | Little Rock
 
It is our privilege to honor Warren Stephens for his W. Stephenscontributions to free-enterprise in his role as longtime CEO, chairman and president of Stephens Inc, and as the
visionary architect of the This is Capitalism video series.
 
Join us March 26, 2019, at the Little Rock Marriott for the 2019 Leadership in Free Enterprise Award gala luncheon.
 
We invite you to reserve your sponsorship here
 
Prize Patrol and Gala Luncheon Celebrate BBM Winners
 
One of our annual favorites, the Bessie B. Moore awards program, got off to a different start this year: We announced the winners with our first ever Prize Patrol to 8 Arkansas schools. As we presented enormous $1,000 checks, the recipients laughed and cried while their students whooped and cheered and principals and superintendents applauded. Even some local media attended.  
 
Winners were officially recognized during our gala luncheon Nov. 7, 2018, in Little Rock.
 
BBM winners 2018
 
A video of the patrols, event photos, and names of winners and sponsors are on our website. Thank you to everybody who made the 2018 program such a success.  
 
Expanding Our Reach and Name Recognition
 
Thanks to new partnership opportunities and publicity efforts, we are growing our impact and brand awareness. To wit:
  • With support from Stephens Inc, we launched an umbrella PreK-12 educational program focused on free-enterprise education for schools and students across the state. Stephens’ multimedia educational series, “This is Capitalism,” which explores the free-enterprise system, serves as the key component. 
  • Thanks to a just-approved grant from the Blue & You Foundation, we will partner with the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance (AHRA) to teach a condensed version of the AHRA's successful "Cooking Matters" courses coupled with an additional emphasis on personal finance to PreK-12 teachers.
  • We are a + partner of the recently established Bank On Arkansas+ coalition, a multi-agency collaboration to facilitate access to safe and affordable bank services for all Arkansans. 
  • Our legendary first executive director Bessie B. Moore was inducted into the 2018 Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame
This is only a partial list. We love face-to-face visits to bring you up to date on everything. Please call or email us to fix a date at 501-682-4230 or acee@economicsarkansas.org. Thank you. 
 
Foundation News
  • We are deeply grateful to David and Sheila Humphrey of Fort EA foundation logoSmith for their generous $5,000 gift to the EA Foundation! The foundation was launched in 2016 to ensure our organization's longterm viability. 
  • EA board member Allison Richardson is joining the Foundation Board. Welcome!
Thank you for your gifts and service.
 
More News on Social Media
 
We are posting to Facebook and Twitter almost daily, so please visit often for news. We always welcome your thoughts and input. 
 
Your support is making our work possible and we are truly grateful.
 
If you'd like to make a year-end donation, you can do so online or by mailing your contribution to Economics Arkansas, P.O. Box 3447, Little Rock, AR 72203. Thank you. 

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