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Become a Leadership Donor

As a member of our Circles of Leadership, you will join other philanthropists who share your commitment to improving children's health.

The Benefits of Leadership Stories of Impact

Your donation will reach children locally, nationally, and globally with life-saving treatments and groundbreaking research.

Leadership Levels & Benefits

Recognition levels reflect cumulative cash/stock gifts made within one calendar year. Membership is reserved for individuals, family foundations, and private corporations.

$1,000 - $2,499

  • Recognition in the hospital's annual report.
  • Updates about hospital initiatives and research discoveries

$2,500 - $4,999

  • All Circle of Hope privileges
  • Invitation to attend signature events to meet hospital physicians, researchers, and other leading donors.
  • A personal hospital tour

$5,000 - $9,999

  • All Circle of Compassion privileges
  • Invitation to attend Grand Rounds lectures and other special "behind the scenes" events


  • All Circle of Promise privileges
  • National recognition in the Children's Circle of Care annual report
  • Invitation to exclusive Children's Circle of Care events with hospital leadership
  • Invitation to the Children's Circle of Care Leadership Conference with other top donors to children's hospital nationwide

Stories of Impact

From Vision to Reality: The Bunny Mellon Healing Garden dedicated to the First Ladies of the United States

This week marks the official opening of the Bunny Mellon Healing Garden dedicated to the First Ladies of the United States. Funding and creating the garden was a labor of love made possible by generous donors and partners who were inspired by a patient's simple wish to go outdoors. Read how the Healing Garden evolved from vision to reality.

Thanks to Redskin Ryan Kerrigan and DC Firefighters, Children Will Benefit from New Physical and Occupational Therapy Gym

The DC Firefighters Burn Foundation and Ryan Kerrigan's Blitz for the Better Foundation teamed up to give patients better access to physical and occupational therapy. Read more about how this generous gift will help children.

Seacrest Studios Celebrates One Year of Entertainment and Joy for Patients

Over the past year, the Seacrest Studios at Children’s National has helped children heal through music, entertainment, and creative expression. This month marks the first anniversary of the studio’s opening, and the occasion was marked by a birthday party at the hospital. Read more about the difference the studio has made for children.

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