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Membership Contribution Criteria

Children’s Circle of Care members are part of a society of leading benefactors that provide private investment that is critical to advancing pediatric medicine in the United States and Canada.

Membership is open to living donor(s).  To become a member, simply choose one of the 26 prominent children’s hospitals to support.

Contributions may be made directly to the participating children’s hospital or directed to the participating children’s hospital through other organizations such as a family foundation, hospital-affiliated guilds, community foundations or United Way.

The minimum gift level for membership is $10,000 within a calendar year (January 1 through December 31).  Several smaller gifts from the same donor may be accumulated to reach the $10,000 minimum during the year.

Contributions may be made as follows:

  • An outright cash gift or an irrevocable deferred gift with a present value not less than $10,000 (excludes pledges).
  • The gift may be made in the form of cash or assets readily convertible to cash (e.g., stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc.).
  • By contributing at least $10,000 more than the fair market value of goods and services received when purchasing goods and services, such as at auctions.  This only applies in situations where the fair market value of the goods and services received can be accurately calculated.

In-kind contributions are not eligible.  Matching gifts cannot be counted toward the $10,000 total.  Gifts from estates, auxiliary or service organizations, public corporations, private foundations or corporate philanthropic foundations are not eligible.

Gifts may be unrestricted or designated for any institutional program.