Former President Bill Clinton and leaders from of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation welcomed Darrin Williams, Speaker Pro-Tem of the Arkansas General Assembly, and Dr. Glendell Jones, Jr., President of Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, as the respective CEO and Governing Board Chair of the nation’s leading rural development financial institution, Southern Bancorp, Inc. The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation hosted the event.
Arkansas immigrants are investing in strong communities and a path to success for everyone in the state, according to the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation’s 2012 annual report.
Governor Mike Beebe has declared that October 2013 is Advocacy and Organizing Month, saying, “Advocacy and organizing efforts are an integral part of ensuring that every citizen has a voice regarding the issues that affect them the most.”
The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation announced today that it is investing more than a half million dollars to promote strategies that improve college retention and graduation rates in Arkansas.