Published date: September 20, 2019
(Springdale, Ark.) September 20, 2019–Arkansas Children’s continues its statewide public launch of the Campaign for a Healthier Tomorrow, a bold $250 million campaign designed to support the promise of unprecedented child health for children in Arkansas, defined and delivered.
Arkansas Children’s leadership announced a new $5 million gift to support Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW). The anonymous Northwest Arkansas donor’s $5 million gift supports the current programs and future expansion at ACNW. The principal of the $5 million cash gift will remain intact while the earnings support today’s programs. When future capital expansion plans are known, the $5 million gift will unlock and become the first leadership investment in ACNW.
This new $5 million investment in expanded programs at ACNW is the second announcement in a week-long series to publicly launch the Campaign for a Healthier Tomorrow.
Since August of 2019, Arkansas Children’s has received commitments of more than $10 million to support care close to home for children in Northwest Arkansas. The Will Golf 4 Kids Tournament and Color of Hope Gala committees pledged a new $5 million investment to expand pediatric cancer treatment and support services at ACNW.
“We are grateful to celebrate this $5 million investment that fuels today’s programs and tomorrow’s expansion at Arkansas Children’s Northwest,” said Marcy Doderer, FACHE, president and CEO of Arkansas Children’s. “Northwest Arkansas has the fastest growing pediatric population in the state and Arkansas Children’s will continue to provide right-sized care for children in the community by investing in the people and the programs at Arkansas Children’s Northwest.”
Arkansas Children’s Foundation board chair, Charlie Whiteside and his wife Cappy are the 2019 chairs for The Campaign for a Healthier Tomorrow.
Arkansas Children’s invites you to be a champion for children in our state and make a gift to support statewide initiatives. Your generous support helps deliver on the promise of a healthier tomorrow for the children of Arkansas. Join us and make your gift today at www.archildrens.org/giving or by calling 888-880-7491.
By most national measures, Arkansas is one of the least healthy states ranking 40 out of 50 states in child health and well-being. Arkansas Children’s envisions a healthier tomorrow for all 710,000 children in Arkansas—for both our patients and the children who will never walk through the doors of Arkansas Children’s.
Since 2015, The Campaign for a Healthier Tomorrow has secured more than $200 million in gifts towards a $250 million goal:
About Arkansas Children’s
Arkansas Children's, Inc. is the only healthcare system in the state solely dedicated to caring for Arkansas' 710,000 children, giving the organization a unique ability to shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas and transform the health of children throughout the region. The private, non-profit organization includes two pediatric hospitals, a pediatric research institute and USDA nutrition center, a philanthropic foundation, a nursery alliance, statewide clinics, and many education and outreach programs.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is a 336-bed, Magnet-recognized facility in Little Rock operating the state’s only Level I pediatric trauma center; the state's only burn center; the state's only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit; the state's only pediatric intensive care unit; the state’s only pediatric surgery program with Level 1 verification from the American College of Surgeons; and the state's only nationally recognized pediatric transport program. Additionally, ACH is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in five pediatric subspecialties (2019-2020): Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Pulmonology. Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW), the first and only pediatric hospital in the Northwest Arkansas region, opened in Springdale in early 2018. ACNW operates a 24-bed inpatient unit; a surgical unit with five operating rooms; outpatient clinics offering over 20 subspecialties; diagnostic services; imaging capabilities; occupational therapy services; and Northwest Arkansas' only pediatric emergency department, equipped with 30 exam rooms. Generous philanthropic and volunteer engagement has sustained Arkansas Children's since it began as an orphanage in 1912, and today ensures the system can fundamentally transform the health of children in Arkansas and beyond. To learn more, visit archildrens.org.