2019 - James H. Faulkner and Joyce Faulkner

2019 - James H. Faulkner and Joyce Faulkner


James H. Faulkner and Joyce Faulkner are longtime supporters of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Their generous gift of $6 million helped to create the campus’s Jim & Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center, which was built by converting the university’s Old Field House building into a state-of-the-art performance venue with over 500 seats. In the 2017-2018 school year, more than 13,000 visitors attended performances and events at the facility. Jim Faulkner, who is director of First Security Bankshares and First Security Bank of Mountain Home, began his career in the entertainment industry. In 1985, Faulkner founded Falcon Publications, a company that produced Take One, which was a video entertainment magazine. The publication was the first of its type in the nation with a circulation that reached up to 1.5 million subscribers per month. He started several other companies, including Falcon Productions, which was the state’s first video production company, and Jimco Inc., which was a firm that created and sold bank premiums nationwide.


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