Arkansas Community Service Awards

About the Awards

For 35 years the Arkansas Community Service Awards have recognized individuals and businesses for their dedication and commitment to supporting volunteerism throughout Arkansas. The awards are sponsored by the Department of Human Services-Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support(DCSNS),  KARK Channel 4, The Governor’s Office,  and Duncan Law Firm. 


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Congratulations to the 2013 Arkansas Community Service Awards individual honorees Carolyn Berry; Donna Grinder; Don Guess; Barbara Mallett; Betty McColloum; Fred Smith; Youth Humanitarian Mary Margaret Thannisch; Small Corporate Humanitarian The Tree Marshall of Alexander; Large Corporate Humanitarian Walmart Corporation of Bentonville; and Distinguished Citizen Don Munro.

2012-2013 Award Finalists

Individual Honorees 

Month Honoree
June Carolyn Berry, Pine Bluff
July Barbara Mallett, Bull Shoals
September Rob Noirot, Little Rock
October Susan Kennedy, Bentonville
December​ Cynthia Fink, Fort Smith
January Don Guess, Russellville
February Betty McCollum, Melbourne
March Donna Grinder, St. Joe
April​ Pat Hearing, Hot Springs
May​ Fred W. Smith, Little Rock

Youth Humanitarian Finalists

Hannah & Haley Birch, Malvern
Lauren Presley, Bentonville
Mary Margaret Thannisch, Little Rock

Small Corporate Humanitarian Finalists

The Tree Marshall, Alexander

Large Corporate Humanitarian Finalists

Wal-Mart, Bentonville


For additional information about the awards, contact DeKitra Ross-Larry at 501-682-7540 or

2012-2013 Nomination Guidelines and Forms

Nominate someone for the 2013 Arkansas Community Service Awards!  Do you know an individual, a business or an outstanding youth who you feel exemplifies the volunteer spirit in Arkansas?

We are now accepting nominations year-round and each month a finalist will be chosen.  Get your nominations in early to give your nominee more chances to be a monthly winner!  The Winners will be eligible to be recipients for the 2013 awards. 

Award categories include:

  • Individual Candidate Award: age 21 and up
  • Youth Humanitarian: 21 and under (must not turn 21 before July 2013)
  • Corporate Humanitarian: Small Corporate 100 or less employees & Large Corporate 101 or more employees

Download the guidelines and forms below. Both nomination instructions and form must be completed.

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Arkansas Community Service Awards | Adult/Youth Nomination Instructions PDF
Arkansas Community Service Awards | Adult/Youth Nomination Form PDF
Arkansas Community Service Awards | Corporate Humanitarian Nomination Instructions PDF
Arkansas Community Service Awards | Corporate Humanitarian Nomination Form PDF


Past Arkansas Community Service Award Winners

We're honored to list the past winners of the Arkansas Community Service Awards below.

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ACSA Individual Award Winners listed by City
ACSA Youth Award Winners
ACSA Corporate Award Winners
ACSA Distiguished Citizen Award Winners