Centennial Bank hosted a fund raising event honoring Johnny Allison and his entrepreneurial success. Former Governor Mike Huckabee was the featured speaker for the event and we had between 25 and 30 students in attendance and a packed house in McCastlain Hall.
The event raised $252,000 that will all go into the John W. Allison Entrepreneur Endowed Professorship Fund. Centennial Bank covered 100% of the expenses for the event and 100% of the revenue raised ($252k) will go into this newly created endowment. Half of the money came from selling tables and the other half was a matching gift from the Allison family.