08 October, 2019
DoubleTree Hotel
424 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201

Friends of Children Annual Luncheon

*To purchase tickets after 9 P.M. on Friday, October 4, please call Fran Carter at 501-476-3477 or email at fcarter@aradvocates.org.

In 1977, a group of 10 concerned Arkansans founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, believing that children needed an independent voice to speak up for their interests.

In that spirit, AACF and our co-hosts, Eric McDaniel and Dr. Chad Rodgers, invite you to join us for our Friends of Children Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, October 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel, where we’ll celebrate the power of advocacy in improving the lives of children and families across our state.

This year, we are privileged to honor First Lady Susan Hutchinson, Antwan Phillips and Kathy Webb for their important work on behalf of our state’s children, and for all they’ve done to ensure that kids in Arkansas have the resources and opportunities they need to be healthy and successful.

Since 1977, AACF’s legislative advocacy and policy recommendations have helped create enduring social change in our communities. Our work has helped reduce the number of uninsured children in this state from 21 to 4 percent, increase access to quality pre-K education for 3- and 4-year-olds from low-income families, overhaul the juvenile justice system in our state, and advance smart economic policies that help families and communities thrive.  Your sponsorship will honor Mrs. Hutchinson, Antwan and Kathy – but it will do so much more. You’ll be helping to make Arkansas an even better place to be a child.

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Fran Carter at 501-476-3477 or by email: fcarter@aradvocates.org.  We appreciate your consideration and look forward to having you with us on October 8!

We Thank Our Sponsors

All of us at AACF would like to thank the following “friends of children” for their support of our luncheon! Thank you all so much for helping us to honor Mrs. Hutchinson, Antwan and Kathy for their decades of work on behalf of Arkansas’s children.

To join this list of generous sponsors and friends, please contact Fran Carter at at 501-476-3477 or email fcarter@aradvocates.org.

Corporate Sponsors

Arkansas Children’s

Arkansas Hospital Association

Arkansas Minority Health Commission

Drs. Gary and Becky Wheeler

Delta Dental of Arkansas

Entergy Arkansas

Legacy Termite & Pest Control

United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas


Friends of Children Sponsors

AllCare Pharmacy

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation

Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care

Arkansas Governor’s Mansion Association

Arkansas Governor’s Mansion Commission/Arkansas Greyhound Association

Baptist Health

Barbara Miles and Hank Bates

The Centers for Youth & Families

Children’s Advocacy Centers of Arkansas

Create Little Rock

The Focus Firm

Mary L. Good

Law Office of Danyelle Walker

Law Offices of Katherine E. Blackmon

McMath Woods P.A.

Munro Foundation

Nabholz Construction Corporation

Steel Wright Gray PLLC

Kristen and Marshall Wright