Bentonville, Ark., area groups accept gifts from the Carl and Alleen McKinney Charitable Trust.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — The 2014 Carl and Alleen McKinney Trust Awards recipients accepted checks at the Arvest Bank McKinney Trust Awards Presentation on Friday at the Arvest Bank Bentonville on the Square Conference Center. The trust was established by Carl and Alleen McKinney and has been managed by Arvest Trust Company since 1997.
The trust, established to benefit the children, youth, elderly, poor and disadvantaged of the Bentonville area, has given more than $2,588,321 to local charities since its creation. This year, $164,276 was distributed.
Diana Smith, trust officer and administrator of McKinney Trust, presented the awards. The following are this year’s recipients:
Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation — $20,000
The Adult Development Center DBA Open Avenues – $17,150
Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter – $17,000
Circle of Life Hospice – $16,000
Lifeline of Northwest Arkansas – $15,000
Sunshine School and Development Center — $15,000
Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Benton County – $12,000
Horses for Healing — $12,000
Helen Walton Children’s Enrichment Center — $11,700
NWA Children’s Shelter – $10,000
Boys and Girls Club of Benton County – $9,564
Bella Vista Courtesy Van – $5,000
Mercy Health Foundation — $2,722
Literacy Council of Benton County, Inc. — $1,140