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Arkansas Children’s Surpasses Fundraising Goal, Raising $274M

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Arkansas Children’s announced Wednesday that it has raised $274 million of its Campaign for a Healthier Tomorrow, surpassing its goal of $250 million.

The fundraising campaign concluded more than six years after its launch. Money was raised from nearly 100,000 donors across Arkansas and every other state. More than $33 million of it was future gifts.

Since its launch, Arkansas Children’s opened a second hospital, Arkansas Children’s Northwest in Springdale; the Clark Center for Safe and Healthy Children, which cares for neglected and abused children; renovated its Kim and Chris Fowler Center in Jonesboro; formed the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Nursery Alliance; opened a new Pine Bluff clinic in association with Jefferson Regional; and expanded to offer services in all of the state’s 75 counties, officials said during Wednesday’s virtual celebration.

“Philanthropy drives innovation and advances clinical excellence and an improved quality of care,” Arkansas Children’s President and CEO Marcy Doderer said. “Philanthropy fuels the journey of a healthier tomorrow for the children in our state.

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