ACE Scholarships Arkansas Announces New Director

The ACE Scholarships board of directors is pleased to announce that it has named Hannah Bunch Reber as the organization’s new Director effective December 2021. Hannah is an energetic, proven leader who will draw on her wealth of experience in the public and non-profit sectors to build upon ACE’s transformational work in Arkansas and position the organization for a new phase of growth. 

“Our board of directors is thrilled to welcome Hannah into the Arkansas community as we begin a new chapter of expansion at a very critical time,” said Norton Rainey, President, and CEO of ACE Scholarships, one of the largest providers of privately funded K-12 scholarships for disadvantaged students in the U.S. Since launching in 2018, ACE Arkansas has awarded more than 1,680 total scholarships and invested nearly $3.5 million to ensure that low-income students receive scholarships to the private school of their choice. “It is no secret that far too many children are trapped in failing schools, and in the aftermath of COVID-19 the crisis has only gotten worse. Creating educational opportunities for low-income families is more important now than ever before. I’m confident Hannah possesses the skills and the passion necessary to scale ACE Arkansas to have an even greater impact in the months and years ahead.”

Hannah comes to ACE as a veteran communicator and leader, having worked as Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director in Lt. Governor Tim Griffin’s Office. Before working with the Lt. Governor, Hannah worked at Americans for Prosperity as the state Community Engagement and Field Director.  

“Having grown up in a lower-middle-class family, I have a deep, personal connection to ACE’s mission to provide low-income families with equal access to high-quality education,” Hannah said. “It is truly the honor of a lifetime to join this talented team in working with our passionate and dedicated donors to continue to expand upon ACE’s impact in Arkansas.”

Hannah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from Ouachita Baptist University.

About ACE Scholarships

ACE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, founded in 2000 in Denver, Colorado, to provide low-income children with equal access to quality K-12 private schools through partial scholarship support. Over the past 21 years, ACE has provided more than 53,500 scholarships worth nearly $140 million. This school year, ACE serves 7,000 children in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Wyoming and Texas, while actively considering further expansion opportunities. To qualify for an ACE scholarship, a family must meet the income requirements for the federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program.

Our mission is to provide children of low-income families with scholarships to private schools in grades K-12, and to advocate for expanded school choice. Our vision is that every child has equal access to a quality education. For more information visit the ACE website at

Source: ACE Scholarships