100% of your gift goes toward meeting the health care needs of your community.

Northwest Arkansas

Together we can touch more lives. Save more lives.
And improve more lives.

Who We Are

Our Foundation

Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas provides philanthropic support for Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas, serving the communities of Rogers, Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington counties in Arkansas and McDonald and Barry Counties in Missouri. Through charitable support, we partner together with the community to provide increased access to care at our hospitals and clinics across the region.

The health care needs of our community will always outpace our resources. Your support will help ensure that the work of Mercy continues to touch the lives of families, friends and neighbors in our community.  The simplest health care initiatives begin by caring for our neighbors.  

Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas is a nonprofit organization. We are dependent on the donations and support of generous foundations, corporations and caring individuals like you. Your gifts to Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas help enhance patient programs, fund life-saving equipment and capital projects, and support charity care programs and services for those who need it most. 

When you donate to Mercy Health Foundation, you support critical projects in our community. That’s right. Every dollar you give advances health care right here at home.

Our Focus

Access and Assistance
Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas continues its crusade to deliver the highest quality of care possible, while keeping patients close to home. Campaign donors are helping increase the capacity of the hospital as well as open seven new clinics to support the growing health care needs of our community.

Women’s and Children’s Services
Catherine McAuley, Mercy’s founder, had a particular concern for the poor. More specifically, she worked to assist women and children in need. Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas continues Catherine’s legacy by providing program and equipment needs for the hospital’s labor and delivery unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and breast health services.

Snowball 2021 is a unique and exciting experience through which new and long-time supporters can help Mercy carry out our mission of providing exceptional care.

Join us in giving together and gaining momentum beginning December 1.

Cystic Fibrosis Outdoor Invitational

Join us for the 2021 CFO Outdoor Invitational event beginning October 1!

Click the button below to learn more about sponsorships or to donate to help ensure that adults
with Cystic Fibrosis live fuller, healthier lives.

Need To Know


Helpful tools, tips and information to make the most of your giving experience. 

Learn from the Experts: View educational videos on Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Advanced Directives and more. 

Corporate Council: Mercy Health Foundation’s Corporate Council recognizes the value of a high quality health care system to a community’s economic future.

Happy Mixed Race Ethnic Family Walking In The Park Wearing Medical Face Mask.

Grateful Families

Mercy patients and their families often want to say “thanks” in some special way for the exceptional care they received. Our Grateful Families program is one way to express gratitude while helping share the gift of healing with others. 

Learn more

Upcoming Events

Check out our Combined Sponsorship Opportunities brochure below to see the many ways you can collaborate with Mercy Health Foundation in 2021.

2021 Combined Sponsorship Opportunities 

Annual Reports

Thank you for your generous support and partnership as we continue to carry out Mercy’s mission in the communities we serve.

FY2021 Annual Report

Striving to continue the legacy of Catherine McAuley, Women with a Mission giving society combines resources, vision and passion for helping others to support and improve health care in our communities.

Northwest Arkansas Staff and Board of Directors

Foundation Staff

Clark Ellison

Vice President of Development, South Central Communities and Ministries

Nicole Crawford

Director of Operations

Beth Brown

Senior Development Officer

Robin Griffin

Senior Data Specialist

Alison Levin

Senior Development Officer

Josh Strother

Senior Foundation Coordinator

Board of Directors

Karen Parker


Retired, Walmart Foundation

Susan Peacock

Vice Chair

Strategic Advisor, Runway Group

loriane pickell


Senior Counsel, Walmart

Tim Gossett


Vice President, Walmart, Anheuser-Busch

pat curran

Immediate Past Chair

Former COO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Kerry Bailey

VP Walmart – Enterprise Business Development, WestRock

Sonal Bhakta, MD

Vice President of Medical Affairs,
Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas

Christy Blackshear

Volunteer, Mercy Hospital Auxiliary

Ben Blakeman

President, Blakeman’s Fine Jewelry

Mike Crist

bert kell

Trust Officer, SVP, Arvest Bank

Rick Kirk


Chris O’Brien

Director – Client Relationship Executive, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Eric Scott

Business Leader/Philanthropist

John Short

SVP and GM - Global Walmart Service Team, PepsiCo

michele villines

Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Mercy Hospital NWA

Latriece Watkins

Executive Vice President of Consumables, Walmart US

Reg Yarbrough

President, The Consumer Products Group, LLC

Kasie Yokley

Co-Founder, 3W Magazine

mary zettle

VP of Sales, Walmart & Club Channel, Blue Buffalo

Ex Officio Officers

Eric Pianalto

President, Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas

Tammi Harmoning

Vice President, Finance, Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas

Clark Ellison

Vice President of Development, South Central Communities and Ministries

Contact Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas

Mercy Health Foundation
Northwest Arkansas

2710 S Rife Medical Ln,
Rogers, AR 72758