Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation
Deborah Walker is the former Executive Director for the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation. She has two children, Austin age 27 and Clancy age 22, and one grandson, Braxton age 4. A native of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Deborah attended the University of Arkansas, majoring in Secretarial Studies, and worked for seven years as a legal secretary.
A passionate advocate for healthcare and education—at all levels—Debbie has put her life’s values to work as a member and two-term president of The New School, a nonprofit private school, offering classes for preschool, elementary, and middle school students; as a member of the University of Arkansas Foundation Board of Directors, a founding member of the UA Women’s Giving Circle, and a charter member and chairwoman of the UA Board of Advisors. She also served on both the Washington
Regional Medical Foundation Board and the Pagnozzi Charities Board.
Deborah has been recognized for personal philanthropic endeavors as a member of Towers of Old Main at the University of Arkansas; the Society of the Double Helix at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Razorback Foundation Broyles-Matthews Scholarship Donors and as a Major Contributor at The New School. In 2009, the University of Arkansas recognized her as Volunteer of the Year.
In 2012, she relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and is committed to continue her passion for philanthropy. Deborah Walker’s unflagging commitment to education, health care, and her community involvement is driven by a deep and abiding love of people and a desire to extend herself on behalf of others.
Deborah and her partner, William King, live in Buckhead where they enjoy family, friends and tennis.
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