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Philanthropy Awareness Day 2013

CONWAY, Ark. (January 25, 2013) - The Office of Advancement and the Hendrix Miller Center for Vocation, Ethics, and Calling will host a special Philanthropy Awareness Day luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 19 in Worsham Student Performance Hall in the Student Life and Technology Center.

The program will feature special guest Amy Dunn Johnson '96, executive director of the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission.  She joined the Commission's staff after working for a year at the Arkansas Supreme Court as the Deputy Reporter of Decisions. Prior to joining the Supreme Court, she was in private practice for six years, where she specialized in health care regulatory compliance.  During her time in private practice, Johnson handled more than 25 pro bono guardianships for families of developmentally disabled and mentally ill individuals.

A psychology major at Hendrix, Johnson graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law in 2002. She is a founding board member of Harmony Health Clinic, a free health clinic that serves low-income uninsured residents of Pulaski County. She is also a board member of Little Rock Community Mental Health Center, a member of the Arkansas United Methodist Conference Board of Trustees, a member of the Board of Trustees of First United Methodist Church Little Rock, and a consumer representative on the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Workgroup. She has been recognized as a Hendrix College Distinguished Young Alumna (2010), as well as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leader (2012).  

"By offering this special program, we hope to increase our students' awareness and understanding of philanthropy in society and, more specifically, its impact at Hendrix," said Melissa Jenkins, Director of Annual Giving at Hendrix.  

For more information, contact Melissa Jenkins at 450-1360 or

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