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History of United Way
Fayetteville’s First Community Chest was coordinated by the
Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. Their goal was $16,080.
Springdale community started the Springdale Community Fund
Springdale changed their name to the Springdale United Fund
United Fund of Rogers is incorporated.
United Way of Siloam Springs in incorporated.
United Way of Bentonville/Bella Vista is incorporated.
Bella Vista breaks off from Bentonville and is incorporated as
Bella Vista United Fund.
Fayetteville United Funds first Pillar program was developed. The first
event was held at JB & Johnelle Hunt’s home.
Spavinaw Valley United Way is incorporated.
United Way of Decatur is incorporated.
The United Way of Springdale and the United Way of Fayetteville were
merged into the United Way of Washington County. Their first campaign
United Way of Decatur, Spavinaw Valley, Siloam Springs and Bentonville
merge to form United Way of Benton County
Bella Vista United Fund and Pea Ridge United Fund become part of
United Way of Benton County
United Way of Benton County and United Way of Rogers-Lowell
The United Way of Benton County and United Way of Washington
County joined to form the United Way of Northwest Arkansas. The
merger has proven to be a strength for Northwest Arkansas.