The Methodist Family Health Foundation is the fund-raising, charitable arm of Methodist Family Health. Donations of all sizes and sorts are welcome. The Foundation maintains three “societies” of donors. They are:

The James M. Workman Society

Reverend James M. Workman, while pastor of Asbury Church in Little Rock, served as the first Agent of the Methodist Orphanage, beginning in 1899. In that role, he was responsible for soliciting, managing and distributing funds for the creation and opening of the Orphanage.

Membership in the James M. Workman Society recognizes an annual gift of $1,000 or more to Methodist Family Health.

The George Thornburgh Society

Col. George Thornburgh, Methodist layman and successful businessman, is generally regarded as the founder of the Arkansas Methodist Orphanage. Beginning in 1909, while serving as the third superintendent of the orphanage, he led one of the earliest fund drives in Arkansas, an ambitious and successful $25,000 campaign to erect a new facility to serve as a modern new home for the orphanage.

Membership in the George Thornburgh Society recognizes one-time or cumulative gifts of $25,000 or more to Methodist Family Health.

The Coy-Roots-Tabor Heritage Society

Mrs. L.W. Coy, Mrs. L.H. Roots and Mrs. E.A. Tabor were three of the earliest benefactresses of the Methodist Orphanage, jointly donating a building and property at 15th and Commerce streets in Little Rock, which became the first home of the orphanage, opening in 1902.

Membership in the Coy-Roots-Tabor Heritage Society recognizes a commitment to a future gift through trust, bequest or other means to Methodist Family Health.


For more information about becoming a donor to Methodist Family Health, please contact Carolyn McCone, executive director of the MFH Foundation, at (501) 906-4209 or The Foundation is located at 1600 Aldersgate Road, Suite 100, Little Rock, AR 72205. The mailing address is P.O. Box 56050, Little Rock, AR 72215.