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The Jones Center Receives a $250,000 Grant from the Walmart Foundation for Scholarships, Youth Programs, and Recreational Support

March 13, 2015
Press Release

SPRINGDALE, Ark.  (March 13, 2015, – The Walmart Foundation presented The Jones Center with a check for $250,000 in support during a special ceremony on Friday, March 13th in The Jones Center’s lobby. 

This major gift will help The Jones Center to continue to offer its important programs and services to the Northwest Arkansas region.  

The Jones Center Announces Close
of Endowment Campaign

February 26, 2015
Press Release

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (Thursday, February 26, 2015) – The Jones Trust is pleased to announce the official close of a two-year Endowment Campaign for The Jones Center. A recent generous pledge made by the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family helped put the organization over the $30 million goal amount needed. The Jones Trust board made the official announcement of the campaign’s successful close at a press conference in The Jones Center’s lobby this morning. The ceremony included special remarks by CEO/President Ed Clifford and Jones Trust board member Archie Schaffer III. 

The Tyson Family Foundation makes a $2 million pledge to The Jones Center Endowment

May 20, 2014
Press Release

SPRINGDALE, Ark.  (Tuesday, May 20, 2014) – The Jones Trust is pleased to announce a $2 million pledge by the Tyson Family Foundation to The Jones Center Endowment Fund.  The announcement was made at a special presentation in The Jones Center’s main lobby this morning.  The ceremony included special remarks by John Tyson, Chairman of Tyson Foods, Inc., Ed Clifford, CEO/President of The Jones Center/Jones Trust and Susan Barrett, Chairwoman of the Jones Trust Board.


George Family Donates $1 Million to Springdale's Jones Center

May 2, 2014
NW News

The George family donated $1 million Thursday to The Jones Center Endowment Fund, the center's second large donation of 2014.

The endowment was established to keep the center financially sustainable, said Ed Clifford, chief operating officer of center. Money donated to the fund helps keep prices low and helps support programs. Donations also help staff members implement new programs at the center, such as children's gymnastics, which began in March.

The George Family makes million dollar pledge to The Jones Center Endowment

May 1, 2014
Press Release

The Jones Trust is pleased to announce a $1 million pledge by the George Family to The Jones Center Endowment Fund. 

The Major Gift Announcement was made during a special presentation in The Jones Center’s lobby this morning.

Local startup hosts Ben & Jerry’s execs in Springdale

January 28, 2014
The City Wire

It’s a long way from Burlington, Vt., to Springdale, but the communities do have something in common, according to Ben & Jerry’s chairman Jeff Furman. Both areas are rich with businesses that invest in building community spirit.


Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation Annual Report: Why Arkansas? The Case for Change

Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation is featuring The Jones Center in their current Annual Report, Why ArkansasThe Case for Change, recognizing us as a model anchor institution that serves and supports our communities as a place where everyone can learn, play and belong. Watch the video above or see the full Annual Report at whyarkansas.wrfoundation.org