Tis the season for giving. The American Red Cross has urgent need for blood during the holidays when regular blood donors may not give as regularly. We are hosting a Blood Drive December 14th for 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Schedule an appointment today! #CommunityCollaboration #CFN
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Fall is here, and Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. Give thanks today for everything you have.
Don't forget to book a room for your company's Christmas party. Spots are filling up fast. #CommunityCollaboation #CFN
Season’s Greetings from the Center for Nonprofits at St. Mary's!
Book your office’s holiday luncheon or event prior to October 1st and receive a 15% discount on room rental. We have a large variety of event rooms and can accommodate small groups and groups up to 250 people.
Contact Tom Galyon: firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-936-8218.
Thanks to the popularity of the 2014 Ice Bucket Challenge, ALS has become one of the most well-known non-curable diseases in the world. Using funds from recent donations, The ALS Association has made recent progress in the fight for a cure. One of the ways local northwest Arkansas residents can help find a cure for ALS is by participating in local ALS fundraisers in partnership with the ALS Association of Arkansas.
The ALS Association of Arkansas hosted an outstanding event at the Compton Gardens in Bentonville last Saturday, August 27th titled "Walk to Defeat ALS."
We'd like to give a huge shout-out to the ALS Association of Arkansas for their fantastic event for the Walk to Defeat ALS. Our meeting space consultant, Tom Galyon, was diagnosed with ALS a few years ago and has vigorously fought to bring awareness toward this devastating disease. Tom and his team won several awards at the Walk to Defeat ALS including:
Largest Team – Tom’s Troopers
Best Shirt Design – Tom’s Troopers
2016 Hero Award – Tom Galyon
“A HERO is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles” – Christopher Reeve
The ALS Association of Arkansas is a partner with the Center for Nonprofits at St. Mary's. For more info about their local chapter of this nonprofit or to make a donation, click here.
Last evening we had the honor of hosting Rogers Night Out at the Center For Nonprofits @ St Mary’s. The Rogers Police and Fire Departments brought a host of vehicles and personnel, letting us climb in their vehicles and learn more about how they perform their jobs. It was a wonderful evening of interacting with our local police and fire departments. The look on the faces of children sitting in the driver’s seat of a fire truck was priceless.
Many, many thanks to Sgt Keith Foster and the Rogers Police and Fire personnel, Great Plains Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods, Bimbo Bakeries, M & M Mars, Sheepdog, who did a fabulous job of cooking & serving hotdogs as well as set up and tear down, Matthew Tice from Mars who had us all jamming to the tunes, Cemers Painting for cotton candy, Kendrick Fincher Hydration, Epic Rentals for the Jungle Bounce House and Jim Huddleston from Experience Works for doing everything else to make this evening memorable..
This is an annual event that you do not want to miss. Mark your calendar for next August 2nd! Please see the photos posted in Rogers Night Out 2016.
July 2nd was the official opening of the Charles V. & Mary Ila Webb Memorial Park located on the property surrounding the Center for Nonprofits at St Mary's in Rogers. This is one of the few accessible playgrounds in Arkansas meaning it is designed to provide recreational opportunities for children of all ages and abilities, including those in wheelchairs.
At noontime luncheon on Wednesday, July 2nd, leaders in the nonprofit community gathered with city and regional leaders to recognize the contribution of the Center for Nonprofits at St. Mary's in Rogers.
The honored guest at the event was Representative Steve Womack who said, "The organizations that are housed in the Center for Nonprofits carry on the mission of the hospital that used to call that facility home by providing essential health, education, and human services to the people who live and work in Rogers and the surrounding communities. I am always proud to see how people within our community find ways to better themselves and give back.”
A ground breaking ceremony was held Friday, March 1 for the Webb Memorial Children’s Park on the campus of the Center for Nonprofits @ St. Mary’s in Rogers. The ceremony was emceed by Dick Trammel and included special remarks by Jones Trust trustee Dennis Smiley, Rogers Mayor Greg Hines and Charles Mary Phillippy. The Webb Memorial Children’s Park will be built on the site of the former residence of Charles and Mary Ila Webb. The Webb’s daughter, Charles Mary Phillippy, was there with her husband, daughter and grandchildren to celebrate the new playground.
According to a Board Member of the Jones Trust, “We have over 40 nonprofit organizations located at The Center for Nonprofits @ St. Mary’s providing essential health, education and human services to the people living in this region, many of whom are low income with few resources. We estimate over 500,000 visitors come to the Center annually, and these organizations have a major impact in the region, serving those in need. Many of the folks who come here for these services are children or are parents who bring their children with them. This playground will be a great place for these kids to play, and will also serve as a community playground for the families living in Rogers.”
The Webbs were longtime residents of the city, where Charles was active in civic affairs, such as the Chairman of the Rogers City Planning Commission and owned a successful insurance agency in the city. Mary Ila was a well-known and respected educator with the Rogers Public School System.