A Visionary Path for Cancer Discoveries

In 2012, Stephan Grupp, MD, PhD, treated the world’s first pediatric patient using a revolutionary immunotherapy called CAR T-cell therapy. That patient, Emily Whitehead, remains cancer-free today. Susan and Steve Kelly, longstanding supporters of cancer research and care at CHOP, helped fund Dr. Grupp’s research. Now they are expanding their legacy with a significant gift to establish the Susan S. and Stephen P. Kelly Center for Cancer Immunotherapy, to be led by Dr. Grupp.

The generosity of donors makes historic discoveries possible.

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TOGETHER, WE'RE BUILDING A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR CHILDREN

From groundbreaking cures for chronic diseases to community services for the most vulnerable populations, philanthropy fuels discovery and transforms the lives of our patients, today and for generations to come.

An integrated care model improves mental health equity for school children impacted by trauma.

Mysterious symptoms stalled Luke’s development until CHOP doctors discovered the cause.

When doctors struggled to diagnose Leilani’s rare illness, her parents found answers — and a cure — at CHOP.

After years of pain crises, a bone marrow transplant for sickle cell disease changed Asher’s life.

Donor-funded research helped Lily stay optimistic through treatment for high-risk neuroblastoma.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Opens New Inpatient Hospital in King of Prussia, PA

The Middleman Family Pavilion, including 24/7 Emergency Department, will give more families easier access to CHOP’s best-in-class pediatric specialists.

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Your gift can change lives.

  • Why Us?
  • Why Here?
  • Why Now?

Why Us?

CHOP is a charitable, nonprofit hospital, and philanthropic gifts are vital to making the breakthroughs needed by children worldwide. With your help we can transform the patient-family experience, forge new discoveries, bolster training and education programs, advocate for children in underserved communities, and quickly respond to new opportunities.

Why Here?

As North America’s first pediatric hospital, and one of the best in the world, only CHOP can assemble the best talent and deepest resources, the widest range of research and clinical care, and the most robust tools to accelerate the prevention and cure of illnesses that keep kids from being kids.

Why Now?

Now is the time to ensure that CHOP has the resources to keep creating the firsts in pediatric medicine for which we are world-renowned. We must set the standard of care for others to follow across the nation and around the world, and we must never stop pushing those standards ever higher.

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Fundraising at CHOP takes many forms, virtual and in-person: fun-runs, dance parties, fashion shows, pajama days, golf tournaments and more. Check out the details and join us!

Philanthropy at Children’s Hospital

As a charitable, tax-exempt organization, Children's Hospital relies on donations to make a difference in the lives of children. Every supporter becomes part of our mission to research better treatments for the future, to help families that cannot afford healthcare, and to provide quality-of-life programs and services in our Hospital and in the community.