Heart of Arkansas United Way advances the common good by focusing on health and human services throughout Arkansas.

The mission is met by providing support to organizations that specialize in the needs of the community. United Way focuses on categories of community investment: youth development, basic needs, families and children, health and community and exceptional people. The community’s quality of life is positively affected and a brighter future is created by bringing together volunteers, citizens, organized labor, local businesses and service providers. Together, we are taking action that makes a real difference today, while creating long-term solutions and measurable results.

Giving Opportunities

The Annual Workplace Campaign is United Way’s largest fundraiser. The Heart of Arkansas United Way makes it easy for your company to provide your employees with meaningful opportunities to give back to our community at the level they feel comfortable which is a benefit for any corporate culture. We offer giving opportunities such as payroll deduction and electronic pledging that are convenient ways for employees to make a difference in our community.

Fundraisers and Events

United Way Children’s Christmas Luncheon. United Way partners with Playtime Pizza to create a magical holiday luncheon for economically disadvantaged children in area schools. Each child receives a Playtime Pizza game card, a stuffed animal and gift to open at Christmas, a photo with Santa. United Way and THV11 Back to School Blitz is a school supply drive held in August each year to provide school supplies to low income students in grades K-6.

Funding Sources

Executive Director:
John Nazzaro

Employees: Eight
Service area: Pulaski, Lonoke, Saline,
Baxter, Clark, Cleburne, Conway, Dallas,
Drew, Hot Spring, and Van Buren Counties
Established: 1923

516 W Pershing Blvd
North Little Rock, AR 72114
(501) 376-4567


Board of Directors
Cooper Meeks, Board Chair
John Rogers, Immediate Past Chair
Linda Barnes, Community Investment Committee
Bryant Cranford, Treasurer
Richard Bell
Craig Berry
Lisa Brumley
Keith Byrd
Keith Cragg
Grover Evans
Gen. Tamhra “Tammy” Hatchins-Frye
Harold Hamlin
Adam Henderson
Xavier Heard
Robert Hopkins
Loretta House
Ross McCain
Andy Miller
Julie Munsell
Keith Owen
Evangeline Parker
MaryJane Rebick
Malinda Taylor See
Gordon Silaski
Ronald Sheffield
David Shindler
Justin Spencer
David Stogsdill
Joyce Taylor
Melissa Thoma
Truman Tolefree
Kalven Trice