WHAT WE DO

Our goal is to make a significant and lasting, positive effect on children’s health—both locally and around the world. We do this by working with experts at the DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan to identify healthcare programs and initiatives that will have the greatest impact on improving the health of young people and families and by partnering with other affiliated organizations.

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YOUR IMPACT

Simply put, your gift to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is a gift to the children of Michigan. You gift can do many things for children and families. Your gift can support research to develop some of the most sophisticated pediatric treatment techniques found anywhere in the world. Your gift can help to train healthcare staff in the best ways to care for children. You gift can support programs that teach children and families how to stay safe and healthy. Your gift can provide a toy, a game, a book, or an activity to alleviate the stress and anxiety of a hospital stay for patients and families. Your gift can help a family deal with emergency needs that result from having a critically ill child. Your gift can make a difference for a child.

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HISTORY

Philanthropy has played a significant role in the Children’s Hospital of Michigan since its inception.

For more than 125 years, thousands of caring people have contributed their time and treasure to support the health of children in our community. Every family who has come through the doors of Children’s Hospital has been touched by the compassion and generosity of those who gave to support children. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is honored to continue the charitable legacy of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan and to partner with Children’s and other organizations in our community to improve the health and well-being of children.

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HOW YOUR GIFTS ARE USED

We know that many children in our community face enormous challenges. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is committed to supporting programs that address the health and well-being of children in our community. In collaboration with Children’s Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation uses your gifts to support community benefit programs that help families manage the impact of illnesses and injuries to their children and advocate for children and their safety, to conduct life-saving pediatric research, and to support medical education for future generations of health care professionals.

Because of your gifts and those of others, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation can support programs and services that improve the health of children in our community

OUR CONNECTION WITH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN

Our Relationship with the Children’s Hospital of Michigan

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation was organized in 2003 to help supplement the fundraising efforts of Children’s Hospital. In 2012, the Detroit Medical Center, including the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, was acquired by Vanguard Health Systems, an investor-owned hospital company.

This new relationship has brought significant new capital investment to improve Children’s facilities and services for children and families.  For example, in 2012 Vanguard will unveil the new Children’s Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center in Detroit, featuring a variety of clinical services in an expanded, more convenient and accessible space.

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