The Economics Arkansas Foundation was established in May 2016 to support the mission of Economics Arkansas. Since 1962, Economics Arkansas has trained PreK-12 teachers to integrate economics and personal finance concepts in classrooms. We train approximately 2,000 teachers annually; however, Arkansas has over 30,000 teachers. We must reach more teachers to advance economic and financial literacy.
Our mission is to equip PreK-12 schools with training and resources to teach economics and personal finance using practical, innovative and inspirational methods. Our goal is for Arkansas students to become economically and financially literate, allowing them to achieve their own American dream and thrive in a free market economy.
Fundraisers and Events
The Foundation received its first lead gift of $2 million from the Walton Family Foundation in June 2016. Our goal is $8 million.
You are invited to support the Foundation by individual gifts of cash, planned gifts, life insurance, retirement accounts, securities, real estate, grant funding and also corporate contributions.
“The American economy is the eighth wonder of the world; the ninth wonder is the economic ignorance of the American people.” – Arthur Levitt, former chairman of the American Stock Exchange
Executive Director: Sue M. Owens
Board of Directors:
John D. “Skipper” Ward
Economics Arkansas employees: 5
Service area: Arkansas
1400 West Markham St., Suite 408
Little Rock, AR 72201
During the 2015-2016 School Year:
Arkansas Pre-K-12 educators
trained from 72 counties