Boys & Girls Club of Paris Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Friday, June 28 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News


Children in Logan County will enjoy a fun filled summer thanks to a $4,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation to the Boys & Girls Club of Paris.

The gift was announced at the Boys & Girls Club of Paris. Heather Appleton, branch sales manager of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check.

The funds will help the Boys & Girls Club of Paris to ramp up its summer programs and provide a safe and fun place for children to stay over the summer.

“On behalf of the Boys & Girls Club of Paris, I would like to express our gratitude for this grant,” said Holly Hurst, unit director for the Boys & Girls Club of Paris. “It will be of tremendous help during our summer program. Our plan is to use it toward the activities we will be running throughout the summer: STEM, field trips, arts and crafts, balls, hula hoops, bubbles, and any other supplies that will allow us to run a successful summer program.”

“From working and being active in the Paris Community I have had many chances over the years to partner with local organizations,” said Appleton, who also serves as vice chair of the Boys & Girls Club of Paris. “The Paris Boys and Girls Club is something I hold close to my heart as a community member and a board member. I spent a week last summer working in the club to truly understand the impact the club has for our local children.

“That week impacted me deeply. Children get two meals served each day during the eight-week program, and they also set up activities and field trips for the children, as well as providing educational programs to keep our children’s minds engaged. We are very blessed to have a Boys & Girls Club in Paris.”

 

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Arvest Foundation Contributes $15,000 to Bartlesville Public Schools

Thursday, June 20 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Bartlesville elementary students in Bartlesville area will have greater access to resources and enhanced educational opportunities thanks to a $15,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

Annah Fischer, Arvest Bank marketing manager, and Earl Sears, Arvest Bank business development representative, recently presented the contribution at the June Bartlesville Public Schools board meeting.

The funds will help local elementary schools ramp up their technology capabilities and allow the Bartlesville Public Schools to continue to expand S.T.E.M. programs through Project Lead the Way Launch Implementation

“The Arvest Foundation’s generosity will allow us to create a more engaging learning experience for our elementary students,” said McCauley. “By expanding our capabilities, we’ve given our students and teachers an even greater avenue for success.”

 

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Bartlesville Public Schools’ efforts to provide greater educational opportunities for local students,” said Sears. “We greatly appreciate the work our local teachers and administrators do daily to enrich the lives of their students. Arvest Bank and the Arvest Foundation are committed to education and children in the Bartlesville region.”

 

About the Arvest Foundation

The Arvest Foundation seeks to provide funding to grantees who are actively working to create positive change for others. Major areas of focus include: K-12 education, economic development, and enhancing the quality of life throughout the Arvest footprint. For more information, go to www.arvestfoundation.org.

 

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Arvest Foundation Donates to Boys and Girls Clubs of Bryant

Friday, December 14 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

The Arvest Foundation recently presented board members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bryant with a donation of $2,500. The grant will support after-school recreational and educational programs for students in grades K-6th.

“We are grateful to the Arvest Foundation for providing their support to the children of Saline County,” said Suzanne Passmore, chief executive officer of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bryant. “The experiences these young men and women receive often provide long-lasting character traits such as teamwork, integrity, problem-solving and others that can benefit them a lifetime.”

“Every community, regardless of size, faces the challenge of providing children with supplemental educational programs and activities to help them learn and grow outside the classroom,” said Phillip Partain, community bank president of Arvest Bank in Saline County. “The Boys and Girls Clubs of Bryant does an outstanding job in further developing children in this area and we are proud to offer our support as we prepare these students who will be tomorrow’s leaders.”

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Bryant provides after-school, summer and sports programs at two locations in Bryant. The organization serves children in kindergarten through 8th grade, depending on the particular program. To learn more, visit www.bryantbgc.org.

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Jones Center for Families Receives $10,000 Donation

Friday, December 07 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The Jones Center for Families will be able to help improve studio classrooms thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced recently at the Jones Center for Families in Springdale. Kent Williamson, Julie Shook and Ashley Allen of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check to Ed Clifford, chief executive officer of the Jones Trust, Kelly Kemp-McClintock, chief advancement officer and Brandi Holt, advancement specialist of the Jones Center for Families.

“We are so appreciative of the Arvest Foundation for their generous gift to help with the renovation of two popular studio classroom spaces at The Jones Center. Studios A & B are where Children’s Dance & Gymnastics programs are taught. We’ll be adding a new sound system, youth dance barre, parent observation windows, and all new gymnastics equipment. We hope to roll out the new updates in the first quarter of 2019,” Kemp-McLintock said. “We could not do what we do if it weren’t for the important support of our corporate & foundation partners.

“The Jones Center is a world-class recreation and education facility. Our NWA community is very fortunate to have this type of venue in our backyard for all walks of life and ages to enjoy. We are so pleased to be able to provide this donation to support the mission of the Jones Center,” Allen said. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area, and it demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to those who live, work and play throughout our footprint.”

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River Valley Adoption Coalition Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Tuesday, November 20 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Foster children in the Alma area may have a greater chance of finding a foster home thanks to a $3,500 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced today at Arvest Bank’s Alma branch, where Tara Alexander and Jeremy Nuckolls of Arvest were on hand to present the check.

The River Valley Adoption Coalition is dedicated to finding foster, as well as forever, homes for school-aged and older children. Located in Fort Smith, it strives to assist families with the adoption or fostering process. The coalition offers a wealth of resources and works alongside families to provide a loving, welcoming home for any child.

The funds will be used to organize and host special “meet-and-greet” events where foster children and prospective parents can meet in a fun and safe environment. These events are a creative way for more foster children to get exposure to potential foster families and, ultimately, a forever home.

Paula Higgins, president of the River Valley Adoption Coalition, commented, “We will use the funds to bring adopted children across the state to meet potential parents and host a carnival-style event with games in a fun environment for the children. The parents are already pre-screened and ready to adopt.”

“We are pleased to present this donation to the River Valley Adoption Coalition,” Nuckolls said. “The coalition provides a much-needed service in the River Valley by joining foster children with prospective parents in a safe, positive environment. We were happy to choose them because of the enormous impact they have on the communities’ children.” 

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