Donor Recognition

Recognizing our donors at every level

Your philanthropic support for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) makes you part of a special community of donors who share your dedication to fueling breakthroughs for children and families and advancing the frontiers of pediatric healthcare.

Every dollar counts in our quest to transform care for kids here and around the globe. That’s why we appreciate the inspiring generosity and loyalty of our donors with exclusive recognition societies at every giving level. Your Giving Society membership includes special insider information, exclusive invitations, and named acknowledgment in our annual philanthropy report and on our electronic donor wall.

Founders Society

The Founders Society proudly recognizes those who have given $1,500 or more during our fiscal year, July 1 to June 30.

The Hospital’s largest giving society, the Founders Society celebrates the visionary achievement of Drs. Francis West Lewis, Thomas Hewson Bache, and R.A.F. Penrose, who established CHOP in 1855 as the first children’s hospital in North America.

Founders Society membership includes the following benefits:

  • Recognition on our electronic donor wall and in our annual philanthropy report
  • A Founders Society welcome packet
  • Bi-annual CEO newsletters
  • An annual subscription to Children's View magazine
  • An invitation to the annual Founders Society Reception

For more information about the Founders Society and ways to join, please contact Melissa Garonzik at (267) 426-9196 or garonzik@email.chop.edu.

Chairman's Circle

Chairman's Circle is reserved exclusively for those whose cumulative giving to CHOP exceeds $1 million.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Board of Trustees established the Chairman’s Circle in 2010 as the most prestigious recognition society at the Hospital. It honors donors who have made leadership-level investments to advance CHOP’s pioneering research, clinical care, physician education, or community advocacy.

Lifetime membership in Chairman’s Circle includes the following benefits:

  • Permanent recognition on the Chairman’s Circle Wall near the Hospital’s main entrance
  • A personalized, engraved commemorative glass ingot
  • Ongoing recognition on our electronic donor wall and in our annual philanthropy report
  • Bi-annual CEO newsletters
  • An annual subscription to Children's View magazine
  • An invitation to a special reception and dinner hosted by the Board of Trustees

For more information about the Chairman’s Circle and ways to join, please contact Shanna Hocking at (267) 426-6483 or hockings1@email.chop.edu.

The Lewis Society

The Lewis Society honors those who choose to support CHOP through a planned gift such as a will, trust, life insurance policy, retirement plan or annuity.

The Lewis Society is named for Dr. Francis West Lewis, who co-founded CHOP after visiting a London hospital devoted to sick children, then enlisted his family in supporting the new hospital through transformational bequests. Today, planned gifts continue the Lewis family tradition of giving, and remain a vital source of funding for the Hospital.

Lewis Society membership includes the following benefits:

  • Recognition on our electronic donor wall and in our annual philanthropy report
  • A Lewis Society welcome packet
  • Bi-annual CEO newsletters
  • An ongoing subscription to Children's View magazine

For more information about The Lewis Society and ways to make a planned gift, please contact James Gold at 267-426-6472 or goldja@email.chop.edu.

1855 Society

The 1855 Society recognizes those who have given to CHOP each year for a decade or longer. Named for the noteworthy year of our founding, the 1855 Society recognizes CHOP’s most loyal supporters. Gifts of any amount made during our fiscal year, July 1 to June 30, count toward 1855 eligibility, and those who donate for 25 years or longer enjoy lifetime membership. The steadfast support of 1855 Society members helps to create breakthroughs for children every day.

1855 Society membership includes the following benefits:

  • Recognition on our electronic donor wall and in our annual philanthropy report
  • An 1855 Society welcome packet
  • Bi-annual CEO newsletters
  • An annual subscription to Children's View magazine

For more information about the 1855 Society and ways to join, please contact Kathy Rubino at (267)426-6512 or rubino@email.chop.edu.