Methodist Foundation for Arkansas

Rev. Dr. C.E. McAdoo Joins The Methodist Foundation for Arkansas

Photography by Lori Sparkman Photography

The Methodist Foundation for Arkansas announced the recent hiring of Rev. Dr. C.E. McAdoo of Little Rock as a Gift Officer in their Little Rock office. Rev. Dr. McAdoo joins the Foundation as a retired ordained elder in the Arkansas Methodist Church with over 40 years of experience in ministry and more than ten years of service on the Foundation’s Board of Directors. In his role as Gift Officer, Rev. McAdoo will be responsible for expanding awareness of The Methodist Foundation for Arkansas’s investment options and services, along with increasing the visibility of the Foundation’s robust grant program.

Founded in 1963, The Methodist Foundation for Arkansas is a nonprofit organization that serves Arkansas Methodist churches, institutions, and individuals. “The Foundation’s goal is to help extend the connection between faith and finances beyond our lifetime through the prudent and successful management of financial gifts,” said McAdoo. The Foundation manages over $200 million in assets in over 800 financial investment accounts.

In 2022, The Methodist Foundation for Arkansas distributed nearly $6 million to its local church and institutional clients, dramatically impacting our neighbors and community. These distributions included more than $1.8 million awarded to 350 individual grant recipients in high-priority areas like community health, food insecurity, and clergy education, including partnerships with organizations like the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, the University of Arkansas of Medical Sciences 12th Street Clinic, and the Arkansas Foodbank.

“The Foundation bears its name because it exists to serve people,” said Rev. Dr. McAdoo. “As someone who recognizes the importance of helping others, I was drawn to the Foundation. The needs of people are diverse and can range from A to Z. Hopefully; the Foundation can be of need in your alphabet.”

Rev. Dr. McAdoo was born and raised in Lebanon, TN. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Little Rock’s Philander Smith College and Master of Divinity from St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri. He received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Philander Smith College in Little Rock. McAdoo has preached in congregations nationwide and is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity, NAACP, and Little Rock Christian Ministerial Alliance. He is the founder of Concise Consulting of Little Rock (conciselr.com).

“Rev. Dr. McAdoo is an incredible asset to our organization,” said Rev. Wayne Clark, the Foundation’s President and CEO, “He is an outgoing relationship builder with an incredible knack for presenting complex issues to different audiences with confidence and credibility. We are excited to have him sharing the Foundation’s message.”

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