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2017 Arkansan of the Year, Honoring Stephen Jones

Thursday, April 6, 2017 • Reception at 6:00 pm and program at 7:00 pm
Statehouse Convention Center • Wally Allen Ballroom
101 East Markham • Little Rock, Arkansas
Free parking at The Stephens Building •  Business Attire

Arkansan of the Year

The Arkansan of the Year gala recognizes a distinguished leader who has given their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life for Arkansans. Dinner, live auction and tribute to Stephen Jones will be held in the Wally Allen Ballroom. Stephen’s philanthropic efforts in Arkansas include major contributions to Easterseals, Wings over the Prairie Festive and Ducks Unlimited. Jones was also instrumental in an NFL initiative to pass more stringent football helmet safety laws in all 50 states. He spearheaded the development and passage of the new law in Arkansas.

Former honorees include business leaders, governors and philanthropists. In 2009 Dallas Cowboys owner and father of Stephen, Jerry Jones, was recognized for his leadership in philanthropic causes, including his long-time support of Easterseals. Event chairman Sheffield Nelson is a past Easterseals Arkansan of the Year honoree as well.

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