Operating endowment renamed in MH financial advisor’s honor

The Twin Lakes Community Foundation's operating endowment has been renamed honoring financial advisor Randall Drake.Foundation Executive Director Gwen Khayat says for 16 years the organization, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation, has been thriving under the leadership of several generous people. Khayat says what makes these folks remarkable are not only their shared characteristics of teamwork, kindness and determination, but their consideration of others' well-being in their local community. Because of their foresight, Twin Lakes Community Foundation has grown to have $8.3 million in assets, allowing grants of more than $2.5 million to local causes.Twin Lakes Community Foundation has recognized Drake for his dedication and hard work in the growth of the local affiliate office. In honor of his service, the local operating endowment has been renamed as the Randall Drake Operating Endowment for the Twin Lakes Community Foundation.Drake, a native of the area, has been a proponent of the community foundation and the services it offers to people who want to give back. He is a professional advisor in the local community, working with his clients to help them support the causes they care about.

Heather Larkin, president and CEO of Arkansas Community Foundation, says Drake cares very much about his clients and helping them do good in the community they love.

After joining the community foundation board, Drake was charged with building the operating endowment. To this day, individuals and local businesses are still supporting the local office's work through pledges and gifts, thanks to his advocacy 16 years ago.

Estella Tullgren, the first executive director and fellow board member, says Drake took charge to raise funds in the early days and thanks to his dedication, Twin Lakes Community Foundation is able to make a significant impact. She says he can touch your heart with stories about organizations like the community foundation and the local hospital and how they make our communities better places to live.

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