plan an event

Just like children, fundraising events come in all sizes and shapes. They can be simple, like a yard sale or birthday party, or more elaborate, like a 5K fun run or golf tournament. The Children’s Hospital Foundation loves community events, because the planners and participants have fun, raise money, and help spread the work of Children’s National Medical Center.

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Ready to start? Sign up online to register your event.

examples of events

Here are some examples of past community events that have been successful. These are just ideas to get you started. Be creative!

Jessica Sauber celebrates her Bat MizvahHonoring a Religious Tradition

While she studied for a year in preparation for her Bat Miztvah, Jessica Sauber decided to incorporate another Jewish tradition into the occasion—deepening happiness by sharing joyous celebrations with those in need. So, instead of accepting presents, she asked her guests to make contributions to Children’s National Medical Center. Jessica was thrilled to raise $20,000 and used the money to buy Wiis to help give patients a fun distraction while in the hospital. Jessica said it made her special day even more significant, giving gratitude for the support from her family and friends that made her donation possible.


Need more ideas? Send an email to Emily Langlois or give her a call at 301-565-4278.

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how we can help

If you want to make Children’s National Medical Center the beneficiary of your event, here’s how we can support you:

We are unable to reimburse and/or fund expenses, provide mailing lists of our donors or promote your event to an external audience.

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tips for successful fundraisers

For additional information, send an email to Emily Langlois or give her a call at 301-565-4278.

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