(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) May 24, 2021 – The Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) Auxiliary donated $1.15 million to Arkansas Children’s Hospital to support programs and research initiatives.

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

Our Promise:
Unprecedented Child Health
Defined and Delivered

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, a 501(c)(3) organization that serves patients and families through fundraising and service projects, has championed children for 54 years in the pursuit of a healthier tomorrow for children of Arkansas and beyond.

For more information on the ACH Auxiliary, or to become a member, please visit www.archildrens.org/auxiliary.


Arkansas Children's, Inc. is the only healthcare system in the state solely dedicated to caring for Arkansas' more than 700,000 children. 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 — all focused on fulfilling a promise to define and deliver unprecedented child health. 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 (ACS); the state’s only magnetoencephalography (MEG) system for neurosurgical planning and cutting-edge research; and the state's only nationally recognized pediatric transport program. Additionally, ACH is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in four pediatric subspecialties (2020—2021): Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Nephrology, Pulmonology and Urology. ACH is one of only five hospitals in the nation that have achieved Magnet Status, ACS Level 1 verification and a Beacon award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW), the first and only pediatric hospital in the Northwest Arkansas region, is a level IV pediatric trauma center. 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 deliver on its promise of unprecedented child health. To learn more, visit archildrens.org.