The Women's Foundation of Arkansas will honor Denise Garner
as its 2015 Woman of the Year in Philanthropy at its 17th annual
Power of the Purse luncheon in September. Each year WFA
recognizes a woman whose philanthropic contributions help
improve the lives of women, girls, and communities across
Denise, who lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, is founder and
president of Feed Communities, a nonprofit organization that
works with individuals, schools, universities, government agencies,
other nonprofits, and foundations to create sustainable partnerships
for increasing access to healthy foods and improving healthy
food choices. She is also involved with causes that address
education, homelessness, health care, poverty, and the arts.
"Denise sees the big picture," Lynnette Watts, WFA executive
director, explained. "She understands that we can't address one
area without also recognizing the underlying causes and effects
associated with it."
Denise has served on numerous local, regional, and state boards, including Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Washington Regional Medical Center, and UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute.
The Power of the Purse luncheon will be held on September 30 at the Little Rock Marriott from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Reservations are $100 per person or $1,000 for a table of 10. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, click here.