Loyal Arkansan; transformed a family company, his home state, and the financial services sector
Jackson “Jack” T. Stephens is born in Prattsville, Arkansas.
Receives an appointment to the United States Naval Academy.
Graduates from the Naval Academy (Class of 47).
Joins W.R. Stephens Investments as a 50/50 partner. Company is named Stephens Inc.
Jack Stephens is named CEO of Stephens Inc., a position he holds until 1986.
Invests in Systematics, Inc. a data processing company.
Stephens underwrites the initial public offering for Wal-Mart Stores.
Stephens underwrites the initial public offering of JB Hunt.
Stephens is named chairman of Augusta National Golf Club.
Donates $5 million to the Arkansas Arts Center.
Donates $5 million to The First Tee which helped launch the program.
Donates $48 million to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to establish the Jackson T. Stephens Spine Institute.
Donates $10 million to the United States Naval Academy to build Jack Stephens Field.
Donates $20 million to Episcopal Collegiate School to establish the endowment.
Donates $22.4 million to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to build the Jack Stephens Center.
On July 9, Jack Stephens dies.
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