Provost Promoted to Executive Director of NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation

Jonesboro, Ark., Aug 30, 2021 – The NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation announced that Kim Provost has been named Executive Director.

In her new role, Kim will oversee the 6 programs of the foundation, spearhead fundraising efforts with key stakeholders, as well as assist with Duck Classic, the largest fundraising event in Northeast Arkansas.

A graduate of Arkansas State University, Provost served as Director of Fundraising and Events for the NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation for the past 16 years. A native of Jonesboro, Provost has participated in Craighead County Community Foundation Board of Directors, Association of Fundraising Professionals, American Advertising Federation of Northeast Arkansas, and a life member of Junior Auxiliary of Jonesboro.

Under her direction, Duck Classic has grown from a $20,000 event to raising well over $600,000 annually.

Sam Lynd- CEO of NEA Baptist adds, “As a Jonesboro native, Kim is an extraordinary asset to her hometown and the surrounding region. As part of the NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation, she has worked tirelessly to ensure vital care and services are available free of charge for those in need. Kim has the experience, skills, and enthusiasm to step in and lead the way as we work to continue to meet the needs of our neighbors, congregations, family, and friends”.

The NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization that is committed to enhancing the lives of those it serves in Northeast Arkansas through the six programs it supports. The Foundation, through generous gifts from our community, touches every member and every corner of our region. The Foundation currently supports six programs: the Center for Good Grief, Center for Healthy Children, Medicine Assistance program, HopeCircle, Wellness Works and ShareHope. For more information about the NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation, visit

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