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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

Renovated Dental Clinic Improves Access and Care

Made possible by a $500,000 grant from the Children's Health Board, the newly renovated Dental Clinic at Children's National offers expanded access and care to kids. Read more and view photos of the updated space.

First Lady Joins Donors and Families to Open Bunny Mellon Healing Garden

Children's National welcomed First Lady Melania Trump, donors, and other special guests on April 28 to officially open the Bunny Mellon Healing Garden dedicated to the First Ladies of the United States. See highlights, video, and photos.

From Vision to Design to Construction: A View of the Healing Garden from Our Design and Construction Partners

Our design and construction partners, Perkins+Will and DAVIS Construction, weigh in on the challenges and excitement of turning a 7,200-square-foot gravel rooftop into the Bunny Mellon Healing Garden dedicated to the First Ladies of the United States, which is officially opening this week. Read the Q&A and view a time-lapse video of the construction.

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