The Degen Foundation

Who We Are

The Degen Foundation hopes to provide funds, both by way of grants and special services, to promote health and education with the primary emphasis in assisting the needs of the uninsured and underserved population.

Mission: The Board of Directors on April 18, 2011 defined the Foundation’s mission as follows:

“Providing for our region’s health care needs, by investing in practical solutions today, with a vision for tomorrow”

The challenges in health care are immense. The Degen Foundation believes that each of us can begin the process of providing all of our community residents with the best, most complete health care in America without regard to their current status in life.

As we are just beginning the process, The Degen Foundation’s ambitions are to be able to assist in creating the impetus, provide funds, and create initiatives to make this a reality.

As our mission so clearly states, we will be, “Providing for our regions health care needs, by investing in practical solutions today, with a vision for tomorrow.”

Please, become a part of making that difference! And stay tuned…our success stories are just starting.

The Degen Foundation
Board of Directors 2019

  • James Burgess, Secretary

  • Karen Cardwell

  • Robert Cooper, Vice Chair

  • David Craig

  • Jeff Beauchamp

  • Ronnie Hawkins

  • Don Hutchings

  • Mike Rappeport

  • John R. Taylor, Treasurer

  • Judy Boreham

  • Benny Gooden, Ed.D.

  • Dr. James Greene

  • Karen Pharis, Chair

Financial Report Form 990 Annual Report


Where We Work

The Degen Foundation
Attention Executive Director
PO Box 10366
Fort Smith, AR 72917

Dedicated to improving the health care and education needs in the River Valley Region.