Arkansas Children’s Hospital announced Tuesday (Nov. 27) that Richalle and Marshall Ney will serve as chairs of the 2013 Color of Hope Charity Gala. The Gala, held in conjunction with the Will Golf 4 Kids tournament, is set for Aug. 23, 2013. The combined events raised $835,000 in 2012 for ACH.
A host couple for the 2012 Gala, the Neys have supported ACH for several years, including Marshall’s service as a member of the ACH Foundation’s board of directors.
Marshall and Richalle are native Arkansans and have lived in Northwest Arkansas since 2002, when Marshall joined the Walmart Legal Department. Today, he is a partner with Mitchell Williams Law Firm in Rogers and leads their litigation practice group. Marshall holds the highest available peer review rating of AV and has been named a “Best Lawyer in America” and “Mid-South Super Lawyer.”
Richalle is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, specializing in federal and state income tax matters. She has worked for Deloitte & Touche and Alltel Corp. and works as Senior Tax Manager for Walmart Stores Inc.
“We are thrilled to be working with Marshall and Richalle on the 2013 Color of Hope Gala,” Fred Scarborough, president of the ACH Foundation, said in a statement. “They are true champions for children’s healthcare and we are excited to have their passionate leadership and help as we involve Arkansans throughout Northwest Arkansas in the Color of Hope Gala.”
Mike Sewell of Novartis and Kyden Reeh of Bayer, will serve as chairs of the Will Golf 4 Kids tournament.
During the sixth annual Color of Hope Gala, ACH will pay tribute to Lori and Steve Collins, who served as Color of Hope Gala Chairs for five years. The Collins’ are serving as advisors for this year’s event.
The Will Golf 4 Kids tournament and the Color of Hope Gala will be held Thursday, Aug. 22 and Friday, Aug. 23 in Northwest Arkansas. Presenting sponsor of Will Golf 4 Kids and Color of Hope is SC Johnson, and founding sponsor is Walmart.