On Thursday, May 5th, we will honor Jean Gordon, the founding member of Arkansas WAND, at our annual Mother’s Day Luncheon, which will be held this year at Temple B’Nai Israel, 3700 Rodney Parham Road in Little Rock from 11:30am-1:00pm. Jean has been an advocate for peace and social justice issues for over a half century, and we are so grateful to have her as an active member of our Board to this day.
We will recognize Arkansas women legislators.
Dr. Sherece West-Scantlebury, President and CEO, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation will be our keynote speaker. The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation is a private, independent foundation whose mission is to improve the lives of all Arkansans in three interrelated areas: economic development; education; and economic, racial, and social justice. Involved in philanthropy for over 20 years, Dr. West-Scantlebury served as CEO at the Foundation for Louisiana and as a program associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Her professional career includes nearly 30 years of experience in community development, public policy and advocacy, and public service.
Tickets are $45.00 and can be purchased here through Eventbrite, or you may write a check and mail it to Debbie Goolsby at 21 Hickory Hills Circle, Little Rock, AR 72212. For more information, please contact Garbo Hearne: [email protected], (501) 372-6822 or Toni Roosth: [email protected] or (501) 772-3495 for more information.
Now is a good time to pay your 2016 membership if you have not done so.