In 2006, MANA physicians and staff
identified a need for a venue to provide charitable services
to our to our community in Northwest
Arkansas. The MANA Charitable Fund
was established to expand our commitment of care and to
contribute to the quality of life of the people in Northwest
Arkansas.The MANA Charitible Fund is managed by the Arkansas
Programs & Events
The MANA Charitable Fund has appointed board members including staff, community members and business
leaders who manage the Fund and develop the
Danna F. Grear, MD -Clinical Breast Radiologist, MANA's The
Stephen Johnson, MD - Internal Medicine, MANA's Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic
Joe T. Robinson, MD - Pediatrician, MANA's Northwest Arkansas Pediatric Clinic
Garland M.Thorn, Jr., MD - Family Medicine, MANA's FirstCare Family Doctors
Sarah Faitak, RN - Clinic Manager, MANA's The Breast Center
Xochitl Baxter - Senior Vice President, Arvest Bank, Fayetteville
Jim Smith - Attorney, Friday,
Eldredge & Clark ,Fayetteville.
Judy Harris - Wife, Mother and Grandmother, Fayetteville
Kathy Zachry - Retired Laboratory Director, Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic
Daisy Little, RN - Nurse, FirstCare Family Doctors
John Moores - Director, NWA Free Health Center
Also serving: Carole Masterson, MCF Coordinator; Paula Storment, CFO; Paula Maxwell, COO; Jason Wilson, CEO; Blair Fedosky, Accounting Directo;, and Jake Fout, Creative Manager.
Murray T. Harris Scholarship
The MANA Charitable Fund is pleased to offer scholarship support for students in allied health programs in Washington and Benton Counties of Arkansas. Allied health programs include, but are not limited to radiology technologist, clinical laboratory scientist, nursing, and respiratory therapy. The Scholarship focuses on professions within the healthcare sector that are currently underserved, to help attract qualified candidates in these fields. It is intended to cover books, fees and similar expenses for students in qualified educational programs. Applications are now available and due on June 1st for the upcoming school year.
> 2013-2014 Murray T. Harris Healthcare Scholarship Criteria and Application
Disaster & Emergency Hardship Relief Program for Healthcare Employees
offers assistance to health care employees who have experienced
a catastrophic event in their immediate family. Any person
who works in the healthcare field and is a resident of Northwest
Arkansas is applicable for assistance. Click on the application link below for more information.
> Disaster and Emergency Hardship Relief Application for Healthcare Employees
MANA Staff Giving Program
the Charitable Fund, MANA physicians and staff may choose to auto draft a donation from their paycheck to the Fund.
Every year, the participating staff vote on local charities to receive
their donation. In 2012, MANA staff members awarded $30,000 to local charities including Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter, Arkansas Children’s Hospital & Angel One Transport, Children’s House (EOA), Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Meals on Wheels/Fayetteville Senior Center, Children’s Safety Center, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Horses for Healing, Humane Society of the Ozarks, Peace at Home Family Shelter, and Seven Hills Homeless Shelter.
Health Education & Awareness
- Breast Cancer Resource Library - Located at our Breast Center in Fayetteville, the lending library is open to the community and provides resources, including books and videos, to anyone seeking information on breast cancer and breast health issues. Click here for more on the Library
- Free health screenings provided at community events
- Healthy Living Seminars - In 2011, we hosted educational seminars from our physicians and expert staff on Breast Health, Smoking Cessation, Sleep Disorders, Vaccine Safety. We are expanding the program in 2012 and will announce the calendar soon!
Community Health Grants
The board is currently accepting grant applications for programs that are aimed at improving the health of our community or providing health education in Northwest Arkansas.
In 2012 we awarded $20,000 in grants to fund projects that will help improve the health of our community right here in Northwest Arkansas. MANA Charitable Fund awarded grants to the NWA Free Health Center for general operating expenses; to the Elizabeth Richardson Center for medical equipment and supplies to open a much needed child development center to serve children with disabilities in Madison County; to Youth Bridge to support a substance abuse intensive outpatient program for adolescents; and to Hope Cancer Resources to provide free cancer prevention screenings to those in need.
If you would like to apply for a community health grant, see below to view the specifications and download an application.
> 2013 MANA Community Health Grant Application
Make a Donation!
If you would like to make a donation to MANA Charitable Foundation, please click on the link below and specifiy if you would like to fund a specific MCF program or general MANA Charitable Fund. You can also make a gift donation in honor of someone and they will receive a card letting them know a donation has been made in their name. Email us if you would like to make a gift donation.
> Click here to make a donation