Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary donates $1.15 million to hospital

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Arkansas Children's campus in Little Rock.

The Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) Auxiliary donated $1.15 million to Arkansas Children’s Hospital to support programs and research initiatives, the group said Monday (May 24).

Since 2011, the ACH Auxiliary has raised more than $1 million annually to support Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

“The ACH Auxiliary has been proud to provide support to Arkansas Children’s Hospital for more than 50 years,” said Anne Wallace, 2021 ACH Auxiliary president. “Although this year brought many challenges, we are so grateful for the continued support of our donors, members and leadership. Thank you for your incredible commitment to support the mission of making children better today and healthier tomorrow.”

The ACH Auxiliary has committed new gifts of $3 million to support the Campaign for a Healthier Tomorrow, part of a $250 million campaign designed to support Arkansas Children’s vision.

“We are grateful for the unyielding commitment of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary,” said Fred Scarborough, president of the Arkansas Children’s Foundation. “Because of their devoted work, amazing ability to fundraise, and passionate volunteerism, they were able to deliver, again, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, on their longstanding commitment to the children of Arkansas.”

Founded in 1967, the ACH Auxiliary raises funds through annual initiatives, including the Holiday Card Project, Miracle Ball, Arkansas á la Carte, ACHievers, Playaway Gift Shop and the Race for a Healthier Tomorrow. The funds received by the ACH Auxiliary support programs and services, including child abuse and prevention services, Arkansas Children’s Research Institute, and the Palliative Care Program.

With nearly 450 members, the ACH Auxiliary is a 501(c)(3) organization that serves patients and families through fundraising and service projects for 54 years.