History

Gloria White

Gloria White, Founder

Fort Smith founded and Fort Smith based, the organization is dedicated to the dream-come-true of the founder, the late Gloria White, who worked tirelessly to see that no nursing home resident should live or die alone.

Project Compassion began in 1972 as a volunteer one-to-one visitation program. Today, this focus is still the heartbeat of the organization.

Project Compassion volunteers talk with residents, listen to them, encourage them to reminisce and maintain interest in people, activities and events in the nursing home. Some volunteers provide music therapy, pet therapy and help residents with bingo, crafts and other group activities.

The Hearts of Gold collection at Christmas provides lap quilts, pajamas, sweaters and other warm clothing and needed items to residents, especially those without family.

 

 

 

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS 2014:


Sr. Judith Marie Keith Board President
Betty Coots Vice President
Dr. Jo Harper 2nd Vice President
Pat Fellner Treasurer
Sr. Elise Forst Secretary
Marie Holland Board Member
Carmelita Adams Board member
Jean Fleming Board member
Linda Hamilton Board member
Toni Holderfield Board member
Judge Paul Post Board member
David Roberts Board member
Dr. Eric Stein Board Member
Jerry White Board Member
William Ricks Board Member
Marian Conrad Executive Director