Children's Circle of Care :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Children's Circle of Care

Children's Circle of Care is an annual giving program and major gifts club for the leading benefactors of 24 prominent children's hospitals in North America. Individuals, couples or family foundations who contribute $10,000 or more in a calendar year to any of the participating hospitals become members of the Children's Circle of Care.SM The mission of the Children's Circle of Care program is to advance philanthropy that supports patient care, teaching and research. Be inspired by how Children's Circle of Care members are making an incredible impact on children’s health.

Atlanta was the site for the 2010 North American Leadership Conference, where more than 800 Children’s Circle of Care members gathered to experience Atlanta’s finest.   Nationwide Children's Hospital's own Dr. Gail E. Besner was one of three prominent pediatric physicians featured during the Leadership Conference.  Dr. Besner spoke about her life-long passion to find answers to necrotizing enterocolitis, a devastating illness that primarily strikes premature babies.  Jeff Foxworthy was the keynote speaker for the luncheon program. Members enjoyed an elegant black-tie dinner at the Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest aquarium, followed by a concert by the Grammy Award-winning artist, Lionel Richie.  Guests also enjoyed behind the scenes tours of Atlanta’s landmarks such as CNN, World of Coca-Cola and Centennial Olympic Park and Golf at the East Lake Golf Club, the home course of Bobby Jones.

For more information about being part of Children’s Circle of Care please contact  Bethanne Tilson at (614) 355-0834.

Meet Our Members

View our 2010 Circle of Care member listing.

Become a Member

 The following are criteria to qualify for Children's Circle of Care membership:

  • Make a gift of at least $10,000, or a cumulative total of at least $10,000 from several gifts, within a calendar year.

  • Gifts of cash or another asset from an individual, couple, family, family foundation or privately-held company.

  • An outright gift or an irrevocable deferred gift with a present value of not less than $10,000 (not a pledge).

  • An outright net gift of at least $10,000 for which goods and services are received, and for which the fair market value of those goods and services can be calculated. In this case, the donor is therefore contributing $10,000 or more above the fair market value of goods or services received.

  • Matching gifts cannot be counted toward the $10,000 gift total.

  • Lifetime membership, in the Royal Circle, is granted to those donors who reach $1 million either as a single or cumulative total since 1995.

Membership Benefits

Benefits of membership in Children’s Circle of Care:

  • Receive Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation newsletter

  • Have an opportunity to attend the Giving Circles' Celebration events

  • Receive an invitation to Dinner with The Doctors

  • Have an opportunity to arrange an individualized, in-depth tour of the hospital

  • Have your name included in the Children's Circle of Care Annual Report

  • Receive an invitation to local events recognizing Children’s Circle of Care members

  • Receive an invitation to Children’s Circle of Care North American Leadership Conference and Gala

Leadership Conference Sponsors 

We wish to thank the following sponsors of the North American Leadership Conference in Atlanta. Their gifts enable us to provide another excellent event for our Children’s Circle of Care members. As of May 11, 2010, the sponsors include:

  • Founding Sponsors

    (Each year since 1995)
    Costco Wholesale
    The Oki Foundation

  • Platinum Sponsors

    The Coca-Cola Company

  • Gold Sponsors

    Waffle House and Waffle House Foundation

  • Silver Sponsors

    The H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation (Each year since 1997)
    Cox Enterprises
    Georgia Power
    The John N. Goddard Foundation
    Holder Construction Company
    The Zeist Foundation, Inc

  • Supporting Sponsors

    Atlanta Falcons
    Genuine Parts
    Lou and Tom Glenn
    Jackson Spalding
    Northern Trust
    Sun Trust
    United Distributors, Inc.
    The Varsity
    Thomas C. Weller, Jr.
    Wilmington Trust 

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