Alice Walton - Projects
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Alice Walton is a committed patron of the arts. She led the founding of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in 2011 and serves as chairwoman of the museumís Board of Directors. The establishment of the museum and its impact within the region has prompted numerous accolades for Ms. Walton. She is a recipient of the Smithsonian Institutionís Archives of American Art Medal, the American Federation of Arts Cultural Leadership Award, the John Cotton Dana Medal for Visionary Leadership in Museums, and the Leonore and Walter Annenberg Award for Diplomacy through the Arts for her significant philanthropic contributions. Shortly after opening the museum, she was recognized by TIME magazine as one of the most influential people in the world.
Walton Family Foundation
Alice Walton is a board member of the Walton Family Foundation, which focuses on improving K-12 education, investing in conservation that helps communities thrive, and giving back in the Mississippi Delta region and Northwest Arkansas, where the Walton family calls home.
For nearly three decades, the Walton Family Foundation has continued the philanthropic vision begun by her parents, Sam and Helen Walton. They had an unshakable belief in the power of individuals to transform their lives. Today the Walton family Ė Sam and Helenís children and grandchildren Ė lead the foundation with a focus on awarding grants that drive not just incremental, but transformative, change.
Camp War Eagle
Ms. Walton is responsible for the creation of Camp War Eagle, a sports, adventure and recreation summer camp for boys and girls ages seven to 17 from Northwest Arkansas. Located on the shores of Beaver Lake, the camp has been serving children of all socioeconomic backgrounds since 2006. The camp offers need-based scholarships to children who make a commitment to community service and improving grades. The scholarships give those children that would not normally have the opportunity to attend a camp of this stature the chance to do so. Camp War Eagle campers are placed based on several factors such as performance in school and service in the community.