Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was the featured speaker at at a fundraising dinner Tuesday night to endow the John W. Allison Entrepreneur Series at the University of Central Arkansas. The event, attended by business and civic leaders, and about a dozen UCA students, raised $126,000. In a surprise announcement at the end of the event, Allison’s family told attendees they would match the funds raised for a grand total donation of $252,000.
Below: UCA president Tom Courtway is presented a donation from the Allison family. Left to right: Tom Courtway; Kristen Druey, Mr. Allison's daughter; John W. Allison II; and John W. and Jennifer Allison.
At bottom: UCA business students enjoy meeting Mr. Allison and Gov. Huckabee.