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Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches nominated for 32nd Annual Arkansas Business Nonprofit Organization of the Year award

Nancy Fulton, CEO of Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth RanchesArkansas Business recently announced nominations for the 32nd Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Award. Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches made the cut! ASYR earned its nomination for the Nonprofit Organization of the Year award.

About Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches

Nancy Fulton, CEO of ASYR, was thrilled to learn of the nomination.

“The Board of Trustees, staff, and I feel humbled to be nominated for Arkansas Business’ Nonprofit Organization of the Year. The other nominees are phenomenal organizations. To be included with them is such an honor.  We are committed to the well-being of Arkansas children and appreciate being recognized for our work,” Fulton stated.

In order to be considered for nomination, an organization must cite examples of significant impact on its target population. Nominees should embrace and exemplify growth. The nominees must regularly collaborate with partners, including other nonprofit organizations, agencies, and community members. And finally, nominees should serve as leaders in their respective fields or industries.

girl barn farm Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth RanchesThe Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches was also recently nominated for the Batesville Chamber of Commerce’s Community Collaboration Award.

The Ranch has served as an integral part of Independence County since 1976. ASYR has continually built partnerships with organizations, agencies, corporations, and individuals. These partnerships help ASYR fulfill its mission. ASYR provides a place to call home for Arkansas children who have been abandoned, abused, and/or neglected. The ASYR provides a loving, safe, and healthy place to call home. But it doesn’t stop there. The ASYR also provides therapeutic services, educational programs, and plenty of fresh air and fun on its nearly 600-acre campus.

The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches relies almost solely on private funding. The ASYR retains strong community support in both its local community and beyond.

Nominees for the Arkansas Business Nonprofit Organization of the Year award

Five organizations have been nominated for the 2020 Nonprofit Organization of the Year award: Central Arkansas Rescue Effort for Animals (CARE), Children’s Advocacy Centers of Arkansas, Thea Foundation, and Women and Children First. The 2019 recipient of the Arkansas Business Nonprofit Organization of the Year award was the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.

The Arkansas Business Awards dinner will be held on March 11 at 7 p.m. at the Marriott Ballroom in Little Rock.


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