WHAT WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT
“A new generation of leaders are leading philanthropy in our state, and I love it,” said Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury, our CEO, during an interview with the Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF). The conversation was part of SECF’s 11-state tour to create a state-by-state learning tour they have embarked on to create a portrait of Southern philanthropy. Check out SECF’s profile for Arkansas to hear from Sherece as well as philanthropic leaders at the Arkansas Community Foundation and The Ross Foundation.
WHY THIS EXCITES US
Philanthropy must find new ways to work across organizations for a common purpose. As WRF embarks on a new strategic direction, it is encouraging to know that others in our sector are exploring similar strategies and building deeper partnerships for change.
WHAT WE KNOW
Arkansas stands out as a place of hope and progress in the South. Arkansas has maintained a more balanced political system than many other states in the region, allowing the state to advance community and family-friendly policy. Families, educators, business leaders, policymakers and philanthropy are committed to advancing what works to help children and families expect more of the future. Arkansas’s successes make it a model for funders interested in co-investing in a movement for economic, educational, social, ethnic, and racial equity. Check out our “Why Arkansas?” campaign to learn more.