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Whole Health School of Medicine to become Alice L. Walton School of Medicine

School announces next steps in its development, including a new name, building plans, and location.

Jun. 30, 2022

Ground-breaking gift from Alice L. Walton Foundation expands Crystal Bridges’ ‘Commitment to Future Arts Leaders’

Museum prioritizes its commitment to diverse student learners, strengthening standard-setting internship program with $10,000,000 endowment gift.

May. 26, 2022

Alice L. Walton Foundation and Washington Regional Medical System Form Partnership to Create a Transformative Health Care System in Northwest Arkansas

“This partnership is all about access, ensuring that residents of our thriving region have ready access to world-class health care services, including specialty care,” says philanthropist Alice Walton.

Apr. 25, 2022

Alice Walton Named To Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum Advisory Council

The founder of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Art Bridges Foundation and the Alice L. Walton Foundation; and member of the Walton Family Foundation is among five new members.

Nov. 02, 2021

Alice L. Walton Foundation and Cleveland Clinic Announce Initiative to Enhance Access to Specialty Care Services in Northwest Arkansas

Today the Alice L. Walton Foundation and Cleveland Clinic announced a joint initiative to identify ways of providing access to Cleveland Clinic’s renowned specialty care services in Northwest Arkansas.

Aug. 16, 2021

A Message to Our Communities

In light of recent legislation passed in the state of Arkansas that targets the LGBTQ+ community, I share my concerns, and offer a message of welcome and belonging.

Apr. 19, 2021

Video: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Reveals Plans for Major Expansion

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art revealed plans for an expansion that will increase the size of the current facilities by 50 percent. Adding nearly 100,000 square feet to the 200,000-square-foot facility, the expansion will allow the museum to showcase its growing collection and welcome more visitors to experience the power of art, in an inclusive environment. Click to watch a video of Alice Walton and Moshe Safdie discussing the expansion plans.

Apr. 07, 2021

Center for Black Educator Development Announces Black Teacher Pipeline Project

The Black Teacher Pipeline fosters future Black educators by engaging Black high school and college students as teacher pre-apprentices, sponsoring them through fellowship, apprenticeships, and scholarship, and supporting them with mentorship and professional learning opportunities through their first four years in the classroom. Alice Walton’s philanthropic support builds on her commitment to improve K-12 education, support teachers and eliminate barriers for People of Color who want to become teachers.

Feb. 25, 2021

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Momentary Report on 2020 Efforts to Expand Outreach and Diversify the Museum

“In 2020, as our country navigated COVID-related challenges and grappled with racial inequities that threaten our democracy, Crystal Bridges embraced our role as a community-centered institution and committed to the ongoing work of being an anti-racist museum,” said Rod Bigelow, executive director and chief diversity & inclusion officer.

Jan. 13, 2021

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