Ardyth Neill is President of Heifer Foundation, an international philanthropic foundation established for the primary purpose of building an endowment to generate ongoing support for the work of Heifer International; educating the public on planned charitable giving; and to serve as fiduciary for its donors.
Ardyth came to Heifer Foundation in 2001 after serving as Director of Accounting for more than four years with Heifer International. She served as CFO and Vice President of Asset Management for Heifer Foundation from 2001-2012. She started her non-profit work as a Comptroller with the Greater Ozarks Chapter, Blood and Tissue Region of the American Red Cross after beginning her professional career as an Accountant for Dillon’s Springfield Division. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with minors in accounting and economics from Drury University.
Ardyth is currently a member of the Rotary Club 99 of Little Rock and serves on the board for the Rotary Club 99 Foundation. She is also a member of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Society for Human Resource Management, Central Arkansas Human Resources Association, the Rachel Donaldson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and The Order of Daughters of the King. Additionally, she is Heifer Foundation’s representative for the Misssion Investors’ Exchange, a member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council, Partnership of Philanthropic Planning (formerly NCPG) and the Arkansas chapter of the organization (Arkansas Charitable Gift Planning Council), as well as Drury University’s Breech School of Business Administration’s Advisory Board and a member of the board of directors for Women Thrive Worldwide. She is an active member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church where she has previously served as treasurer and a member of the Outreach, Finance and Audit Committees.
Ardyth is married to Jerry Neill and lives in Maumelle, AR.