Junior Council

Junior Council Group Shot

The Junior Council is composed of young professionals, emerging community leaders, and children’s health advocates who are dedicated to supporting Children’s National Health System through fundraising events and volunteering activities. United by a common mission and passion, the Junior Council raises funds to help the doctors and nurses provide the most sophisticated, personalized, and compassionate care possible to every patient who walks through the door, whether they have insurance or not.

Our Mission

The Junior Council’s mission is to raise awareness about Children’s National Health System amongst a targeted age group of residents of the greater Washington, DC Metro area, so that they will become life-long philanthropists in support of Children’s National.  The Junior Council cultivates the next generation of ambassadors by engaging members and future supporters through educational events; volunteering activities at Children’s National Health System; networking opportunities; and fundraising events.

See What We've Been Doing

Join or renew your membership today!

The Annual membership fee is $55. With a donation of $83.33 per month, you can join Junior Council and also become a member of the Circles of Leadership.

In addition to having fun while supporting a good cause, you’ll receive the following membership benefits:

  • Meet some of our area's most resourceful, forward-thinking, and enthusiastic young professionals dedicated to keeping kids healthy now and in the future.
  • Invitations and discounted tickets to a range of Junior Council young professional events, including exclusive after-hours hospital tours, garden parties, and cocktail parties in some of the most historic and beautiful venues in the DC area.
  • Opportunities for play dates with patients, during which you’ll help lift their spirits and those of their families, and feel personally inspired in the process.
  • Unique volunteer opportunities at Children’s Hospital Foundation events.
  • Philanthropic networking at hospital learning events with some of the leading experts in the field of pediatric medicine. 




Junior Council Events

Junior Council Events

Behind the Sciences Tour: Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and PULSE Center
Wednesday, October 4th 2017, 6:30 PM
Children's National Hospital, 111 Michigan Ave NW Washington DC


Race for Every Child – Join the Junior Council Team!
Saturday October 21st 2017, 8:45 AM
Freedom Plaza, Washington, DC


Volunteer Activity
Saturday, November 4th 2017, 8 AM
Children's National Hospital, 111 Michigan Ave NW Washington DC


Behind the Sciences Tour: Seacrest Studios, Sheik Zayed Institute
Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 6:30 PM
Children's National Hospital, 111 Michigan Ave NW Washington DC


Behind the Sciences Tour: Healing Garden, Diabetes Care Complex
Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 6:30 PM
Children's National Hospital, 111 Michigan Ave NW Washington DC

Steering Committee

Steering Committee

Carolyn Downs, Junior Council Co-Chair

Paul Grayson, Junior Council Co-Chair

Casey Myburgh, Communications Chair

Emily Hayes, Volunteer Chair

Rob Barcellona, Membership Chair

Keith Carr, Dancing After Dark Co-Chair

Peter Benziger, Dancing After Dark Co-Chair