Our Contributors

MEI has received generous support for our educational programming from individual and corporate donors, and state and federal agencies 

Major Donors:

Office of Insular Affairs, U.S. Department of Interior


in support of a series of educational videos for Marshallese residents and various projects within our Marshallese Empowerment Through Education initiative (2017-2020) and to open the Marshallese Resource and Educational Center (2018-2019, 2019-2021)

Department of Finance and Administration, US Dept. of Justice - STOP VAWA Grant (2018-2019, 2019-2020)
to provide outreach to Marshallese community members and culturally appropriate training to agencies that provide support services for female survivors of violence

Cox Communications

First Security Bank



Community Clinic

Beaver Water District

Hope Cancer Resources

Northwest Technical Institute

John Brown University

Springdale Chamber of Commerce

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

University of Arkansas for Medical      Sciences

NorthWest Arkansas Economic          Development District

Cyracom International

Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan /

Republic of the Marshall Islands, United Nations Permanent Mission 

Local governments of:

Bikini (KBE)




Marni Aarlev

Aditya Adarkar

First Sec. Junior Aini and Rosina Aini

Stacy Atlas

Anthony Babauta

Robert Barclay

Marilyn Boutwell

Dr. Michael Broderick

Schaun Brown

Emily Van Buskirk

Fabian Camargo

Melanie Carbine

Mike and Evelyn Cash

Tommy and Beth Cash

Franco Ciammachilli

Amy Cole

Dr. Martin Daughtry

Lori Williamson Dean

Dr. Gregory Dvorak

Travis Floyd

Dr. Sevin Gallo

Kevin Gregory

Deborah Hallen

Neire Heine

Dr. Christopher Huggard

Dr. Justin Nolan

Clifford Jericho

Jia Jung

Dial Jinna Keju

Yoshikazu Koinuma

Claudia Kurcher & Island Liaison

Jeffrey Leon

Anastacia Libokmeto

Kristen Markley

David Mirtz

Jennifer Newell

Natalie Nimmer

E. Sophia Ovanessian

Essen Otu

Greg Payan

Tamelia Ryan

Clara Sadler

Jeannine Aguon Souki

Elinor Stege

Hans Stege

Kristina Stege

Mark Stege

Margaret Stege

Scott Stege

Diana Worthen

H.E. Hilda Heine, President R.M.I.

Prof. Michael Gerrard

Schaun Brown

J. David Schwartz, Esq.

Jason Carter

Christopher Leon

In-Kind Donations:

Jones Center Trust

NorthWest Arkansas Community College


Beth Hall

Wesley Hitt

Phillip Welch


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