The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will honor one of the university’s most successful fundraisers and his wife during a Taste of Little Rock Thursday, April 14.
While raising money for student scholarships, Taste of Little Rock will feature some of the best food in the city from 40 of Little Rock’s most popular restaurants. The event is set for 6 to 8 p.m. April 14 at UALR’s Jack Stephens Center. The guests of honor are Bob and Peggy Denman, who are dedicated alumni of UALR and active members of the Little Rock community. Bob Denman, president of the Rotary Club of Little Rock, retired from UALR as the vice chancellor for advancement on March 30. Denman managed some of the largest gifts in UALR history, including the university’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign, which lasted 10 years and raised $103.4 million. “Bob’s work as vice chancellor led us through the largest fundraising endeavor undertaken by UALR,” said Chris O’Neal, vice chancellor for advancement. “His work has grown the number of loyal and generous alumni, benefactors, and volunteers to unprecedented levels.” Entering its 13th year, the Taste of Little Rock is one of the UALR Alumni Association’s largest annual fundraising events. The association’s goal is to raise $100,000 for the UALR Scholarship Endowment Fund. Each year, 10 to 12 scholarships are awarded to deserving students through the fund. “The UALR Alumni Association will award a record number of scholarships this year to UALR students,” O’Neal said. “Among them will be class presidents and team captains. Some are going to be coders, musicians, and even filmmakers. Others will found startups and nonprofits and become published authors. The proceeds, sponsorships, and tickets sales from Taste of Little Rock help us award premiere scholarships to UALR students in perpetuity.” Individual tickets are on sale for $75. The dress is business casual. To order tickets, please contact the UALR Alumni office at 501-683-7208 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or purchase tickets online. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Taste of Little Rock Restaurants American Pie Big Whiskey’s American Bar & Grill Bistro Catering Bravo! Cache Restaurant Cajuns Wharf Cantina Laredo Capers Restaurant Catering to You Cheers/Samantha’s Taproom Chef Shuttle Chuy’s Community Bakery Del Frisco’s Grille Diamond Bear Brewing Company and The Ale House Doe’s Eat Place Faded Rose Forty-Two Franke’s Cafeteria Green Leaf Grill Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken Heights Taco and Tamale Jerky’s Spicy Chicken and More Juice Bar Little Rock Le Pops Oceans at Arthur’s One Eleven at the Capital Pulaski Technical College – Culinary Arts Institute So Restaurant Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe The Copper Grill The Lemon Cakery The Pantry/The PantryCrest Three Fold Noodles and Dumpling Co. Trio’s Restaurant U. S. Pizza Company Whole Hog Cafe YaYa’s European Bistro Zoes Kitchen Taste of Little Rock Sponsors Presenting Sponsor Verizon Wireless and Glazer’s Distributors
Platinum Sponsor Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Haskell and Peggy Dickinson Sigma Nu Fraternity, Eta Xi Chapter Gold Sponsor Diamond Bear Brewing Company Mauri and Lee Douglass Toast of the Taste Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Arkansas Democrat Gazette AY Magazine – Angela Thomas Bill and Connie Bloodworth Martha Sawrie Stephenson – Chi Omega College of Business College of Education and Health Professions John and Susan Crawford Daily Record Diamond Bear Brewery Thomas and Anna Dickinson Bob and Peggy Denman Donaghey Scholars – Stasia McDonald Edward Jones – Kelly Journey Entergy Gateway Bank – Troy Duke Greater Kappa Sigma Alumni Theta Eta Chapter Iberia Bank – Pamela Lamb Irwin Partners – Sean and Mary Glancy The Janet Jones Company Matlock and Associates – Lester Matlock Paul and Diana Nolte Christian and Julie O’Neal Bill and Marnette Ragon Don and Dee Riggin Darren and Holly Rose The Rotary Club of Little Rock – Club 99 Simmons Bank Renee Shapiro Rebecca Ward Troy Wells