Spotlight on Nonprofits

In celebration of Savvy's 10-year anniversary we are putting the spotlight on some local superheroes who are doing good things for kids and families in Arkansas. 

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Paul Leopoulos, executive director

Paul Leopoulos, executive director

Who’s Leading? Paul Leopoulos is the executive director of the Thea Foundation, which is named in honor of his late daughter, Thea Kay Leopoulos.

What’s It All About? Thea Foundation programs are designed to help kids in grades K through 12 to find confidence and perspective through creative expression. The organization runs in-school and extra-curricular programs statewide to promote the arts, help teachers get the creative supplies they need and provide scholarships for students. 

Where Can I Find It? Thea Foundation operates out of an office/newly renovated gallery space in the Argenta neighborhood of North Little Rock. 

When Can I Attend? In addition to student programming, Thea Foundation offers opportunities for the community to appreciate the arts by hosting shows and events featuring local artists, musicians and chefs. Catch Joelle Storet’s work exhibited in the gallery space through February with a reception Feb. 1 from 6:30-9 p.m. 

Why Is It Important? The Thea Foundation scholarship program has awarded more than $2.25 million to Arkansas high school seniors.

How Can I Help? Donating to Thea Foundation helps keep the arts alive in public schools and fund art programming to reach students who may otherwise not receive exposure. The organization is focusing on a fundraising drive to re-stock Thea’s Art Closet, which gets much needed art supplies to hundreds of underfunded schools across the state. theafoundation.org