The news that the Tyson Family and Tyson Foods Inc are gifting $15 million for the construction of a new children's welfare facility in Arkansas once again reaffirms the connection between a family firm and the community in which they operate.

Family firms are great contributors to the local community and give back significantly on a local, national and international scale.

Family firms are caring, committed and invest for the long term and it is through these pillars and sound decision-making that they are able to grow and subsequently reinvest in their communities.

A remarkable act of family business generosity.