2018 Exodus Project “Out for Life” Awards Gala
Presented by Under Grace Ministries
The Exodus Project “Out for Life” awards gala was held on September 27, 2018 at Chenal Country Club. Event Chairman, Thomas F. “Mack” McLarty and the Exodus Project honored Steve Landers, Sr. for his dedication to serving Arkansans across the state. Steve’s dedication to Arkansas can be seen through the thousands of Arkansans he has employed over his 30 years in the car business. Several of those individuals, at one time in their lives, were incarcerated – but Steve chose to give them a chance. Steve believes all people, no matter their background, deserve the same opportunity to succeed in life, and that is why the Exodus Project honored him with the 2018 Out for Life Award.
Also honored were, incoming Pulaski County Sheriff Eric Higgins for the 2018 Out for Life Volunteer Award and Tara Bennett for the 2018 Out for Life Graduate Award.
The “Out for Life” award is given to honor leadership in our communities on key social problems. The controversy which often surrounds important social issues can lead to polarization and divisiveness. Obvious solutions become obscured in the heat of the debate. Wise leaders who focus on sensible solutions while bringing people together are rare.
OUT FOR LIFE AWARD – STEVE LANDERS, SR.
OUT FOR LIFE VOLUNTEER AWARD – ERIC S. HIGGINS
OUT FOR LIFE GRADUATE AWARD – TARA BENNETT
The Exodus Project could not exist without generous support from the Community, Sponsors, and our continued Donors for all your support and in making this evening a successful event.
Braswell & Son Pawnbrokers – Presenting Platinum Sponsor
John & Tammie Green – Gold Sponsor
Landers Family Charitable Foundation – Silver Sponsor
Bronze Sponsors Were:
Arkansas Heart Hospital
Devereux Management Companies
Don Jack & Sheffield Nelson
Massey Family Charitable Foundation
Robert Talley/One Source Events
The McLarty Companies
Table Sponsors Were:
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
Arkansas Capital Corporation
Bank of America
Bud & Caroline Finley
CHI St. Vincent
C. Louis & Mary C. Cabe Foundation
Dyke Industries, Inc.
Frank Fletcher Companies
Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP
Gary & Marley Jones
Graduate Table provided by Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin
Legacy Termite & Pest Control
Olen & Carmen Hendrix Foundation
Regions Wealth Management
South City Church
The Hatcher Agency
West End Cigars
We extend our sincere gratitude for making the night possible to:
Rob Talley and One Source Events for all the behind the scene work and travel to create such a colorful and welcoming atmosphere.
Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl and the professionals at Mangan-Holcomb Partners/Team for bringing a new level of visibility to Exodus and our important mission.
Fellowship Bible Church for providing Equipment and Production.
Darrell Adcock: South City Church
Jeff & Eileen Dailey
Exodus Graduates & Volunteers
James Hayes: James Hayes Art Glass
2018 Event Images
*The Exodus Project is an initiative of Under Grace Ministries 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on reducing recidivism in our community through the education of prisoners upon reentry to society. It is designed to equip men and women to successfully reenter the work place and community through four streams of study: Ethics and Character, Career Development, Resource Management, and Recovery. Working in partnership with Arkansas Department of Community Corrections, they have helped restore hundreds of inmates to their families and communities.