Senior Vice President for Major Gifts
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Ashley RigginFund-raising runs in Ashley Riggin’s family. Her father was chief executive officer of the Arthritis Foundation. And since he had a rewarding and fulfilling career, she decided to go into fund-raising also.
Riggin, 32, who remembers doing walk-a-thons as a little girl for her father, is the senior vice president for major gifts at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
She received the 1999 Outstanding Fund-Raising Executive Award for the Arkansas Chapter of the National Society of Fund-Raising Executives.
Riggin said fund-raising is crucial to Children’s Hospital.
“That’s the way we keep our doors open to everybody regardless of the ability to pay,” she said.
The foundation has raised about $10 million a year for the last three years, she said.
She started at Children’s in 1992, but left in 1997 to go to work for the CARTI Foundation. She returned to the hospital in 1999.
“My primary motivation is being able to lay my head on the pillow at night knowing I’ve done a little to help,” she said. “I’m not somebody who can go into surgery. I faint at the sight of blood. Maybe this is my way to help.”
- UA Graduate's Design for WWI Memorial Wins Competition
- Here Are the Arkansas Stores Wal-Mart Is Closing
- Video: Gov. Asa Hutchinson Rings NYSE Opening Bell, Appears on CNBC, Fox Business
- Developmental Center Sells for $3.2 Million (Real Deals) 11 hours ago
- No Time Like The Present (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note) 11 hours ago
- Simmons Bank Drops National, Applies for State Charter 11 hours ago
- Little Rock Law Firm Loses Money in Forgery Scam 11 hours ago
- New UA Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz Wants to Invest in Students 11 hours ago