The Arkansas Children's Hospital Auxiliary is a volunteer organization that supports patients and families through fundraising and service projects.

The Auxiliary supports Arkansas Children's Hospital through many fundraising efforts, including A la Carte, ACHiever Program, Holiday Card Project, Miracle Ball, PlayAway Gift Shop and Race for a Healthier Tomorrow.

Contact the ACH Auxiliary at or call (501) 364-1476 to learn more.

2023-2024 President: Sara Beth Hughes
2023-2024 First Vice President: Brooke Hicks

ACH Auxiliary Events & Programs

2023-2024 Girl Program Chair: Stacy Grobmyer
2023-2024 Girl Program Chair Elect: Lauren Anderson
2023-2024 Boy Program Chair: Mary-Margaret Marks
2023-2024 Boy Program Chair Elect: Angie Johnson

The ACHiever program was initially designed for young women entering the ninth grade and has been ongoing in the community since 2003. With its success, in 2018, the program grew to offer an ACHiever program for young men. This program is sponsored by the Arkansas Children's Hospital's Auxiliary, a group of volunteers who raise funds and awareness for ACH. Today, any ninth-grade student can apply to the program!

Our goal with this program is to expose young women and men to Arkansas Children's Hospital and introduce them to various medical careers and encourage the importance of philanthropy.
ACHiever participants will also earn community service hours through these educational sessions and volunteering through a variety of opportunities we will offer throughout the year.
We're looking forward to the 2023-2024 ACHiever Program! Submit your application with the button below.

2024 Chair: CeCe Martindale 
2024 Chair Elect: Laura Crone
2024 Silent Auction Chair: Margaret Staley

Mark your calendars for April 4, 2024, 6:30pm. 

A la Carte, hosted by the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary, raises over $100,000 annually to make the children of our state better today and healthier tomorrow. 

Visit for tickets and sponsorship information.

2023 Chair: Ashley Parker
2023 Chair Elect: Allison Hester

Since the hospital first opened its doors in 1912, patients have been using markers, pencils, crayons and glue to create beautiful artwork. In 1968, the ACH Auxiliary decided to share patient art with others by selling holiday cards, each featuring original artwork created by an Arkansas Children's patient. The Holiday Card Project has grown over the years, and now includes gift tags, such as ornaments, pencil pouches and cups.

The annual patient art contest runs from September—April.
In 2022, we raised over $65,000 benefiting the ACH Auxiliary funding priorities. Thank you to everyone who made this year such a success!

2023 Chairs: Tiffany and Daniel Robinson

Mark your calendars for December 9, 2023.

In 2006, the ACH Auxiliary teamed up with the Arkansas Children's Foundation to host Miracle Ball, its first black-tie fundraiser for the hospital. At this annual event, guests celebrate the joys of the holiday season and the miracles that happen every day at ACH. Miracle Ball has become the signature event of the social season in Central Arkansas, raising more than $800,000 annually.

The 2022 Miracle Ball and Online Auction raised over $870,000! Thank you to our sponsors and community supporters for your generosity!

2023-2024 Chair: Lindsey Little Gray
2023-2024 Chair Elect: Cara Porcelli

The Playaway Gift Shop is one of the oldest fundraising projects of the ACH Auxiliary. Playaway has grown from a rolling book cart to a 3,000 square-foot store prominently located in the ACH lobby. The gift shop is staffed by full-time employees, but Auxiliary members volunteer their time selling candy, wrapping gifts and sharing hugs with weary patients and family members. But most importantly, they raise funds to support the hospital.

2023 Chairs: Jillian Hastings and Maeghan Overley

On Saturday, October 7, 2023, the ACH Auxiliary and community volunteers will host a family-friendly timed 5k race and 1k family walk.

Arkansans from all four corners can participate in the physical race, as a virtual runner or with a personal online fundraising page.  All ages and physical levels are encouraged to participate. Register now and start a fundraising team at