J.B. Hunt announces $5 million donation to children's hospital

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., recently announced it would donate $1 million a year for the next five years to help fund the expansion of a children's hospital.

This new commitment of $5 million brings J.B. Hunt’s total contribution to Arkansas Children’s Northwest to $10 million. J.B. Hunt made a $5 million leadership gift in 2016 to support the construction of ACNW, and this additional $5 million investment supports future capital expansion. The donation capped a $250 million campaign by the hospital.

"J.B. Hunt is proud to extend our support for Arkansas Children’s as it continues advancing pediatric healthcare in this region," said John Roberts, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt. "The hope that these extremely talented, driven professionals bring to our community is very special, and helping Arkansas Children’s expand its services and capabilities will benefit the diverse needs of the Northwest Arkansas community."

J.B. Hunt has supported Arkansas Children’s for nearly four decades through annual employee giving campaigns and leadership gifts to support capital projects, programs and services, including the construction of the South Wing on the Arkansas Children’s Hospital campus, the purchase of an Angel One ground ambulance, and the construction of Arkansas Children’s Northwest.

“The J.B. Hunt team has long been committed to Arkansas Children’s," said Fred Scarborough, president of Arkansas Children’s Foundation. "There is a history of investing in community and healthcare. This new $5 million, five-year gift helps ensure Arkansas Children’s Northwest is right-sized to meet the community’s needs."