(Little Rock, Ark.) December 13, 2022 – The 2022 Miracle Ball, a shared project of Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) Auxiliary and Arkansas Children’s Foundation, raised more than $870,000 benefiting Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

“We could not be more grateful to the donors who made this year’s event a night of impact,” said Fred Scarborough, president of Arkansas Children’s Foundation. “The donors’ support and the Auxiliary member’s passion for Arkansas Children’s help ensure a better today and healthier tomorrow for children in Arkansas and beyond.”

Members of the ACH Auxiliary support Arkansas Children’s programs by volunteering their time and generating statewide donations. For 2022, the funds raised by Miracle Ball will support the Heart Institute, as well as the ACH Auxiliary’s legacy funding priorities: Arkansas Children’s Research Institute, Palliative Care, the Good Mourning Program and the Social Work Family Fund.

Because of the investment and generosity of the community, the cardiology program has officially become the Arkansas Children’s Heart Institute. The Arkansas Children’s Heart Institute is the state’s only pediatric cardiology program and is ranked among the Top 50 Children’s Hospitals in the Country for Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery by U.S. News & World Report for 2022–2023.

“The Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary has been proud to support Arkansas Children’s Hospital for more than 56 years,” said Angie Staley Johnson, president of the ACH Auxiliary. “We are so grateful for the Miracle Ball’s sponsors, donors and patrons and their continued support of Arkansas Children’s.”

A special thanks to our sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: Jones & Son Diamond & Bridal Fine Jewelry

Premier Sponsors: Compass One Healthcare; Cross Country Healthcare; Mr. and Mrs. Steve Davison; Lexicon; Noel and Brian Reemtsen; Alan and Boots Warrick; Anonymous

Partnering Sponsors: Blackmon Auctions; Sonja and Bob Hubbard; Lander’s Visions; Cindy and Chip Murphy; Nabholz Construction; Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects; Aimee and Michael Shelby; Mary Olive and John Stephens; Katie and Miles Stephens, the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation; Cappy and Charlie Whiteside

Founded in 1967, the ACH Auxiliary raises funds through annual initiatives, including the Holiday Card Project, Miracle Ball, á la Carte, ACHiever program, Playaway Gift Shop and Race for a Healthier Tomorrow. The funds received by the ACH Auxiliary support programs and services at ACH, including the Arkansas Children’s Heart Institute, Arkansas Children’s Research Institute, and the Palliative Care, Good Mourning and Social Work Family Fund.

Today, the ACH Auxiliary consistently raises $1 million annually to improve child health. To learn more, visit archildrens.org/auxiliary.


The Arkansas Children's Hospital Auxiliary, a member of the Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association, is a separate 501(c)(3) organization serving patients and families through fundraising and service projects. Founded in 1967, the Auxiliary has more than 450 members who support the hospital through many fundraising efforts including á la Carte, Miracle Ball, Race for a Healthier Tomorrow, Playaway Gift Shop, ACHiever program and Holiday Card Project. 


Arkansas Children's 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. Arkansas Children’s Hospital is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in seven pediatric specialties (2022–2023): Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology and Urology. 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.