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

Spin For Kids 2017
Saturday, April 8th 2017, 5:30 PM
CYCLEBAR, 3400 Columbia Pike Suite 100, Arlington, VA, 22204

Members Only! Behind the Scenes Tour: Cardiac In-Patient Unit
Wednesday, April 19th 2017, 6:30 PM
111 Michigan Ave NW Washington, DC

Members Only! Patient Playdate
Saturday, May 6th 2017, 10:00 am
111 Michigan Ave NW Washington, DC

Behind the Scenes Tour: Diabetes Care Complex and Emergency Department
Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 6:30 PM 
111 Michigan Ave NW Washington, DC

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering Information coming soon! 

Steering Committee

Steering Committee

Carolyn Downs, Junior Council Co-Chair

Paul Grayson, Junior Council Co-Chair

Ben Cohen, Education Chair

Casey Myburgh, Communications Chair

Emily Hayes, Volunteer Chair