Our Foundation

The Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Foundation was established in 1983 to support the hospital, raise awareness about our work, and manage and distribute funds to its premier pediatric services and programs.

Every gift you make to Children’s — no matter how large or small — creates the possibility of a safer, healthier future for our children. Your support helps the hospital provide needed medical care and support for children and their families.

We invite you to explore the many ways to give to Children’s and join our family of supporters!

One of the simplest ways to support Children’s is with a direct financial contribution to the hospital. Children’s Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. That means your donation is tax-deductible.

Donate Online

You can give securely with a credit card by using our Online Donation Portal.

Donate Online

Donate By Phone

Call the Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Foundation at 402-955-6851 to make a credit card donation by phone.

Donate By Mail

Send a check payable to the Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Foundation, the fundraising arm of Children’s Hospital & Medical Center:

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Foundation
8404 Indian Hills Drive
Omaha, NE 68114

Ways To Give: Support What Matters To You

  • Join a Giving Group: Scrubs & Heartstrings


    The Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Scrubs Program offers business professionals and community leaders an opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at pediatric healthcare at Children’s. The experience will include the latest information in pediatric cardiology, NICU, Hematology & Oncology, surgical services, Specialty Pediatric Care Clinics, healthcare technology and more. The Scrubs Program was developed to give attendees experiences in various departments for a more comprehensive look at Children’s.

    In appreciation for your participation in our Earn Your Scrubs Program, you will be presented with an embroidered scrubs top at the conclusion of the day’s program. The event is free to attend, however, advance registration is required and a waiting list may apply.

    At the conclusion of your tour, you will be given an opportunity to make a philanthropic impact at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center as a Scrubs Ambassador. Our Scrubs Ambassadors are an dynamic group of enthusiastic supporters dedicated to safeguarding the future of pediatric healthcare in the region through annual contributions and advocacy. They are the newest generation of community leaders!

    Participation as a Scrubs Ambassador is voluntary and not required, however, all those that participate are invited to exclusive Scrubs Alumni networking events throughout the year.

    The Earn Your Scrubs program events are held throughout the year. An additional event is reserved for an exclusive Alumni Scrubs Ambassador Members-Only Social. Mark your calendar for the following Virtual Tour dates:

    • Sept. 24, 2020, 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
    • Oct. 7, 2020, 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
    • Oct. 15, 2020, 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
    • Nov. 5, 2020, 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

    Your commitment and support will make a difference for the children who find compassionate care and healing at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. Together we can give the gift of hope and build healthier futures for children throughout our region.

    Interested in joining? For more information, please contact Nicky McCarville at 402-955-6868 or via email nmccarville@ChildrensOmaha.org.

    Congratulations to our 2019 Scrubs Ambassadors!

    Rachel Birge ~ Angie Connell ~ Cesar Garcia ~ Calli Hite ~ Ann Huddleston ~ Aron Huddleston ~ Jessica Jarosh ~ Molly Junge ~ Jeff Kelly ~ Liz Larmore ~ Sharon Martin ~ Denise Niebrugge ~ Nicole Parker ~ Eric Pyatt ~ Katlynn Pyatt ~ Olivia Ruhlman ~ James Shoquist ~ Dan Skudlarek ~ Erin Stoll ~ Christine Vollertsen ~ Joshua Vollertsen

    Renew Scrubs Membership


    Heartstrings is a dynamic giving circle of women who wish to learn more about the life-saving medical care at Children’s and support it through an annual gift which is pooled and granted by vote from the membership to a specific hospital program.

    The membership includes three lunch and learn sessions that will each feature a core service line at Children’s, followed by an interactive tour of their department. Heartstrings members make a 100% tax-deductible donation of $500.

    Some of the past projects funded by the Heartstrings giving circle include the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Behavioral Health Clinic, the Hematology/Oncology Clinic, the Eating Disorder Clinic and Project Austin.

    Consider joining us as a 2017 member of Heartstrings. Your commitment and support will make a difference in the lives of children who find expert care and healing at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. Together we can give the gift of childhood.

    Join Heartstrings

    For more information about Heartstrings, please contact Nicky McCarville at 402-210-4304 or via Email nmccarville@childrensomaha.org.

  • Sponsor Changing Lives Together Capital Campaign

    Children are at the heart of who we are and everything we do. It is with them in mind that Children’s has launched the 5-year, $50 million “Changing Lives Together” Capital Campaign.

    We believe this campaign has the power to improve the health and well-being of the smallest and sickest among us for generations to come — and to transform Children’s into one of the great epicenters of pediatric healthcare in the nation and in the world.

    The “Changing Lives Together” Capital Campaign will support plans to expand Children’s main campus and regional presence, elevate pediatric critical care, and foster ground-breaking research.

    Become A Sponsor

  • Be Part Of Our Tree Of Life

    The Tree of Life is a unique display in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) lobby to celebrate those who donate to the NICU renovation project. Make a $150 donation to purchase a leaf on the tree.

    Be Part Of Our Tree of Life

    To inscribe your leaf with a customized message, leave the specific text in the “Notes” field. Each donor leaf can accommodate up to 3 lines of type with 15 characters, including spaces, per line.

  • Establish A Named Endowment

    A named endowment or facility means that your legacy, or the legacy of a loved one, will live on for years into the future. Children’s has many opportunities for naming departments, clinics, endowed chairs, fellowships, and programs. All of these offer life-saving support to children.

    Contact the Foundation at 402-955-6863 or email begreiner@childrensomaha.org.

    Named Endowment Opportunities

  • Give A Gift Of Gratitude

    A Gift of Gratitude says thank you to a caregiver who goes above and beyond for your child. It’s a donation and a way to give special recognition to that person who made a difference in your child’s life at a time when they needed it most. Please specify the caregiver you’d like to thank in the Tribute section of the form.

    Give a Gift of Gratitude

    For more information, contact Suzanne Rogert, Director of Development at (402) 955-6999 or  srogert@childrensomaha.org

    For more details, download our Gifts of Gratitude brochure.

  • Honor With A Tribute Gift

    Give a gift, in honor, memory, or support of someone special to you and your family.

    Please complete the Tribute section at the bottom of the form and specify who the gift is a tribute to.

    Tribute Gift

  • Host a Facebook Fundraiser

    Dedicate your birthday – or any occasion – to the kids at Children’s, and give the gift of hope on your Facebook page.

    Facebook Fundraiser Tips

  • Set Up Planned Giving

    Arrange a gift through a trust, a bequest, a charitable gift annuity, or other planned giving option. These gifts can range from memorials and tributes to real estate, and are a wonderful way to honor a loved one or to continue your support for Children’s Hospital & Medical Center.

    Planned Giving Opportunities

  • Shop To Give

    You can even donate to Children’s while you’re buying things you need. From our Gift Shop to our shopping partners, there are many opportunities.

    Shop To Give

  • Support An Event

    Each year, events throughout the region are held benefiting Children’s. From radiothons to races, supporting Children’s is easy for individuals or corporations. Make a difference while participating in a fun event.

    Foundation Events

  • Support Research

    Research is one of the ways we accomplish our mission to improve the life of every child. We’re charged with training aspiring medical professionals, sharpening the skills of current professionals, and contributing to the field of research.

    Donate to Support Research


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