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Pictured: 2017 - 2018 Partner Agencies

Front row: [left to right] Grier Pegram (Girl Scouts), Janet McAdams (Imagination Library) and Caroline Finny (Ouachita Behavioral Health and Wellness)
Second row: [left to right] Annmarie Kaylo (YMCA), Sheryl Staggs (Ouachita Children's Center), Katie Dailey (Girl Scouts)
Third row: [left to right] Lynn Blankenship (Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic), Lynn Hargis (Abilities Unlimited)
Fourth row: [left to right] Susan Clark (Boys & Girls Club of Saline County), Laura Lee Williard (Literacy Council), John Morgan (Ouachita Children's Center)
Fifth row: [left to right] Joel Swarez (CASA), Leigh Ann VanGorder (First Step), Erin Holliday (Emergent Arts),
Sixth row: [left to right] Major Alan Hill (Salvation Army), Becky Chote (Project HOPE Foodbank), Mike Melancon (Tuggle Clinic), Janie Smith (Jackson House)
Not Pictured: Boys & Girls Club of Hot Springs and Quapaw Community Center


Advancing the common good means creating opportunities for a better life for everyone in our seven-county area: Clark, Garland, Hot Spring, Montgomery, Pike, Polk, and Saline counties. Because when we reach out to one, we improve the condition of all.

We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable and when people are in good health. These results and changes have benefits that ripple out to the community as a whole.

Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. Our success is measured, not only in dollars raised, but also in lives improved and goals achieved.

Much more than a fund-raising organization, United Way directs resources toward our communities’ most pressing health and human service issues and serves as a vital link between those who can help and those who need help.

The work of our 18 partner agencies/19 programs is aligned with the goals of our three impact areas.

  • Education
  • Financial Stability
  • Health & Safety