Giving Guide: ​Baptist Health Foundation


Baptist Health Foundation was created 60 years ago to connect philanthropy to purpose and advance the mission of Baptist Health. We strategically strive to connect philanthropy to purpose and strengthen Baptist Health’s ability to provide lifesaving care. 

Baptist Health’s story is about committed caregivers working together to respond to the health care needs of Arkansans. Providing access to quality care for all patients, regardless of their ability to pay, is a priority at Baptist Health. The history of Baptist Health includes people working together to advance quality health care for the communities we serve, overcoming challenges to achieve significant developments in health, and being there for every patient who needs us. Baptist Health is dedicated to wellness and driven by purpose. 

After more than 100 years of serving Arkansans, our purpose has remained the same — to create a healthier community with Christian compassion. We are more than a business — we are a healing ministry. We are driven by purpose and led by compassion.


Compassionate Care: Charitable contributors join our calling to give Compassionate Care to Arkansans who cannot afford life-changing care.

• Comprehensive Care: Dedicated donors help Baptist Health deliver Comprehensive Care for the changing health care needs of Arkansas.

• Committed Caregivers: Philanthropic partners invest in Baptist Health’s vision to cultivate Committed Caregivers for our community.


Corporation: 41%
Individuals: 34%
Foundation: 25%

9601 Baptist Health Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205-7299
501.202.1839 |


Established: 1963
Employees: 8
Service Area: Statewide

Chief Development Officer: Lena Hayes


Matt Jones, Chair
Tim McMennamy, Vice Chair
Kim Pruitt, Secretary
Brent Beaulieu, Treasurer
Cathy Owen, Immediate Past Chair

Curtis Barnett
J. R. Bizzell
Anthony Brooks
Danielle Collie
Brad Davis
Ryan Fitzgerald, M.D.
Marcus Guinn
Heath Harper
Marc Heflin
Ty Henry, M.D.
David Jones
Ramey Marshell, M.D.
Wes McGeorge
Brent Morgan
Matt Olson
Wilbur Peer
Blake Phillips, M.D.
Mike Richardson
Mike Shepard
Tyler Stafford
John Starling
Lauren Steel
Millie Ward
Troy Wells


Bob Birch
Renata Byler
Bill Carlton
Byron M. Eiseman
Lloyd Garrison
Tim Grooms
Russell D. Harrington, Jr.
Jamie Harrison
Greg Hatcher
Sharon Heflin
Kevin Huchingson
Mimi Hurst
Keith Jackson
Chris Johnson
Hank Kelley, Jr.
Mark Lee
Scott Miller
George R. O’ Connor
James J. Pappas, M.D.
Brian Quinn, M.D. 
John Ransom, M.D.
David L. Reding, M.D.
Don Rhoads
Ken Robbins, M.D.
Mark Ross
John Rutledge
Gary Smith
Frank Snell
Steve Strickland
Gene Whisenhunt

The 2023/2024 Arkansas Giving Guide is presented by Wright Lindsey Jennings. Click here to read a letter from our sponsors.

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