Greenland named to ACF board

Ramsay Ball of Bentonville, Don Greenland of Conway and Andy Peeler of Jonesboro have been elected to the board of directors of Arkansas Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization with assets of more than $250 million that fosters smart giving to improve communities.

Members of the executive committee include Carolyn Blakely, Ph.D. of Pine Bluff, chair; Robert Zunick of Hot Springs, vice chair; Eric Hutchinson of Conway, finance chair; Charlotte Brown of Little Rock, governance chair; Ted Belden of Bentonville, past chair; and Angela Shirey of Helena, community investment chair.

Ball is an executive broker with Colliers International Arkansas. He is President of Cannon Capital, an early-stage venture development company. He serves on the investment committee of Fund for Arkansas’ Future and is a member of the Natural State Angel Association. He is also on the board of the Northwest Arkansas Community College Foundation.

Greenland is chief operating officer of Nabholz Construction Corporation in Conway. He is a former national president of the American Society of Professional Estimators, a graduate of the Young Presidents Organization and an active member of the World Presidents Organization. He has previously served on several nonprofit boards including Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas, Conway Interfaith Clinic and the Conway Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, Greenland has served as chair for the Community Foundation’s Faulkner County affiliate board and as a member of the Quapaw Area Council (Boy Scouts of America).

Peeler is a financial consultant for Stephens Inc. in Jonesboro. He is currently serving on the Board of Trustees for the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas, after previous involvement on the diocese’s Executive Committee and its committee to nominate candidates for the Bishop of Arkansas. He has served several terms on the Community Foundation’s Craighead County affiliate board, including as its chairman. In addition, he has previously served several terms as part of the board of directors for both the NEA Baptist Hospital and the United Way of Northeast Arkansas.

Blakely has served as president of the Southern Regional Honors Council, the National Association of African-American Honors Programs, and she has been a member of the Executive Board of the National Collegiate Honors Council.  She is the past chairwoman of the Pine Bluff Civic Center board; past vice chairwoman of the Arkansas Schools for the Blind and the Deaf; past secretary of the Arkansas Humanities Council, the Arts and Science Center of Southeast Arkansas and the United Way Board; past member the Citizens’ Advisory Commission for the Destruction of the Chemical Stockpile at the Pine Bluff Arsenal and the Advisory Board for International Paper Company.  She was honored as one of Arkansas’ Top 100 Women for three years. She is a current member of the Pine Bluff Rotary Club.

Arkansas Community Foundation offers tools to help Arkansans protect, grow and direct their charitable dollars as they learn more about community needs. By making grants and sharing knowledge, the Community Foundation supports charitable programs that work for Arkansas and partners to create new initiatives that address the gaps. Since 1976, the Community Foundation has provided more than $120 million in grants and partnered with thousands of Arkansans to help them improve our neighborhoods, our towns and our entire state. Contributions to the Community Foundation, its funds and any of its 27 affiliates are fully tax deductible.