TITLE: Vice President of Communications and Programs
FOCUS AREAS: Education, human services, health and hospitals
CONTACT: (501) 324-2233
PROFILE: Anna Kay Frueauff is the vice president of programs and communications at the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation in Little Rock, Arkansas. She has been in this role since 2004 and attended Arkansas Tech University.
She shares the following information about her background:
I received a Bachelor's degree with majors in Marketing and Economics/Finance from Arkansas Tech University in December 1991.
For over 24 years, I have worked and volunteered in the non-profit and fundraising fields. Since 1993, I have served as a Trustee for the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation. Working part-time for the Foundation in 1999, in 2004 I was named Vice President of Communications and Programs and now work full-time for CAFF. The Frueauff Foundation awards grants in 26-29 states in the areas of higher education, health/hospitals and social service agencies.
Her Arkansas Business profile shares the following information:
Anna Kay Frueauff has worked full time for the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation since 2003, but she has been involved with it for many years, doing everything from creating and managing the foundation’s Web site to overseeing grants review and management.
In 2006, the foundation, Arkansas’ fourth-largest private foundation, awarded more than $5 million to 158 nonprofit organizations and institutions in 28 states in the areas of social services, higher education, health and hospitals.
Frueauff, 37, is co-founder and executive director of the Little Rock Mayor’s Youth Council and co-founder and executive director of Arkansas Partners for Educational Excellence. But Frueauff’s two young sons are particularly proud that their mother bore the 2004 Olympic torch when it came through Little Rock.
Of her work, Frueauff, whose great-great uncle began the foundation, said: “For me it’s not a job; it’s a huge part of my life and my family. I watched my mom serve the community and lead by example, and I just think that’s my responsibility to do for my boys, to be an example for them.
“Regardless of where their path ends up, in some form or fashion they’ll continue this tradition or legacy of giving back and thinking of others.”