The Whitaker Family Foundation is dedicated to raising public awareness and creating funding to support medical and scientific research into the causes of and cures for children diagnosed with chronic or serious medical conditions.
The Family funds medical research and clinical research trials in the areas of children’s health, wellness and disease prevention. The Whitaker Family Foundation also endeavors to build a legacy for the future by supporting and promoting improved and meaningful social, economic and emotional engagement and education for today’s youth.
The Foundation builds upon the philanthropic vision of four generations of the Whitaker family, seeking to support children and youth by empowering them to develop into healthy, confident, independent contributors to society.
The Foundation was established in December 2014 by and among the family members of the late C. Don Whitaker and his wife, L. Pauline Whitaker of Rogers, Arkansas. A not-for-profit corporation, the Whitaker Family Foundation operates under the laws of the State of Arkansas and aims to exemplify the best practices of responsible and effective philanthropy.