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# Name Title Hours / Wk Comp ($)
1 Ross Whipple Chairman/Trust. 7 48,000
2 Mary Whipple Sec./Trustee 2 12,000
3 Mary Elizabeth Eldridge Dir./Trustee 15 50,760
4 Mark Karnes Dir./Trustee 40 107,500
5 Clark Tennyson Trustee 2 12,000
6 Peggy Clark Trustee 2 12,000
7 David Hunt Sr. Forester 40 88,000
8 Eric Rhodes Forester 40 60,000
9 Amanda Fenocchi Office Mgr 40 54,200

Charitable Activities

  • $642,673
    The Ross Foundation continued its conservation forestry management program in 2017 by incorporating diverse management techniques which included natural stand management, plantation stand management, hardwood management systems, and unique plant and habitat area management. Conservation forestry objectives are centered on the incorporation of these various management components resulting in stand diversity, plant diversity, and habitat diversity throughout all lands owned and managed by The Ross Foundation as charitable assets. To accomplish its mission, The Ross Foundation employs a full time staff of professional foresters, biologists, and technicians to design, implement, and monitor a comprehensive conservation forestry management program.In 2017, The Ross Foundation incurred $412,938 in expenses related to salaries and benefits for professional staff directly related to the continuation of its conservation forestry program. Additionally, expenses totaling $229,735 were incurred fo
  • $45,421
    The Ross Foundations land is available to the public for recreational opportunities. During 2017, recreational users enjoyed various pursuits including hunting, fishing, day hiking, camping, horseback riding, picnicking, mountain bike riding, swimming, backpacking, bird watching, nature study, photography, and walking for aerobic activity. During 2017, The Ross Foundation spent $3,433 on materials and $41,988 in salary and benefits for allocated staff time related to public recreation administration and management activities on The Ross Foundations property.
  • $17,240
    The Ross Foundations lands are available for educational and research activities. In 2017, The Ross Foundation conducted environmental education field trips for Henderson State University ecology students and the Arkansas 4-H Wildlife team to expose them, in an outdoor classroom setting, to the principles of the areas local ecology and how those ecological interactions are incorporated into The Ross Foundations conservation forestry management activities. Also in 2017, The Ross Foundation provided sites for outdoor laboratory study, native fauna inventory and assessment, and extension outreach with various natural resource agencies and user groups. The Ross Foundation contributed $12,966 in staff time related to coordinating and leading these environmental education and research activities. The Ross Foundation also incurred $4,274 in expenses associated in the establishment of an operational oak regeneration study as a cooperative demonstration project with the University of Arkansas C

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Amount ($) Name Purpose Location Year
2017 Arkadelphia Promise Foundation Arkadelphia, AR Scholarship Fund 2016-2017 704,595
2017 Arkansas Game Fish Foundation Little Rock, AR Lease fees and work in regions four and five in southwest Arkansas 96,825
2017 The Nature Conservancy Little Rock, AR General support 37,434
2017 Arkansas Forestry Assoc Education F Little Rock, AR General support 37,434
2017 Arkansas Foodbank Little Rock, AR Food credits for pantries in Clark County 20,000
2017 Dawson Educational Cooperative Arkadelphia, AR Mini-Grant Programs 15,652
2017 Baptist Health Foundation Little Rock, AR Steak soiree fundraiser and bariatric stretchers 11,000
2017 Ouachita Baptist University Arkadelphia, AR Foster grandparent program and Ben Elrod Center for Family and Community 10,300
2017 Arkansas First Incorporated Mountain Home, AR AHS FIRST robotics competition team 10,000
2017 Arkadelphia Public Schools Arkadelphia, AR CONE Foundation and Project Prom 9,500
2017 Henderson State University Arkadelphia, AR Robotics camp 8,659
2017 Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Springdale, AR Ross Scholars and matching funds for ArkansasGives Day 7,500
2017 Vera Lloyd Presbyt Home and Family Little Rock, AR Providing care for youth in need from Clark and Hot Spring counties 6,000
2017 Nevada County Depot Museum Prescott, AR Prairie D'Ane battlefield acquisition 5,000
2017 Junior Auxiliary of Arkadelphia Arkadelphia, AR 2016 and 2017 Angel Tree and matching funds for ArkansasGives Day 3,500
2017 Hot Springs Documentary Film Instit Hot Springs, AR Family programs 3,500
2017 Group Living Inc Arkadelphia, AR Matching funds for ArkansasGives Day and Mary Jo McCorkle 200 Club 2017 Gala 2,200
2017 Museum of Discovery Little Rock, AR "The Race for Planet ""X"" Outreach" 2,000
2017 Arkadelphia Community Foundation Arkadelphia, AR Leadership Clark County and Clark County Health Fair 2,000
2017 Arkansas Children's Hospital Little Rock, AR Log donation 1,368

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    Mary Elizabeth Eldridge

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    PO Box 335

    Arkadelphia, AR 71923

    (870) 246-9881

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