For Benton

A large part of the Foundation’s work is in community leadership. As a non-governmental entity, we can serve as a neutral convener in our community. Often we are involved in and/or leading local collaborations to address needs and opportunities in our community.

Benton County College Success Coalition

Benton County College Success Coalition

Established in late 2012, the Coalition is a group of over 30 local organizations that are committed to helping our families plan, prepare, and pay for post-secondary success. As part of a statewide initiative to increase college attainment rates, the Coalition has five primary focus areas...Read More

The Princess Ball

The Princess Ball

A shimmering snowflake chandelier hung above the dance floor, an ice castle towered in the corner, trees shimmered around the room, and icicle lights draped from the walls. Benton Community Foundation volunteers had set the stage for a Frozen wonderland for the Princess Ball on Saturday, April 11th. No Ball is complete without a Queen….what surprise when Queen Elsa and her sister, Princess Anna, appeared from behind the castle. They were surrounded all night by the young girls who came to the Ball, escorted by the special men in their life. In total, nearly 450 attendees gathered at the Otterbein United Methodist Church!...Read More

A Toast to Agriculture

A Toast to Agriculture

For nearly 40 years, farmers in our community have been listening to Max Armstrong on his weekend broadcasts from Chicago’s WGN radio. Many have heard him speak at large events or watched his television show This Week in AgriBusiness. This past Thursday, the Benton County agriculture community had the chance to be up-close with one of the most highly-regarded and widely-followed agriculture journalists in the Country!...Read More

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