Ways to Get Involved

Whether your fundraising idea has a creative twist or follows a tried-and-true plan, we're excited to learn about your ideas and offer the support and guidance needed to help make your fundraising event a success.

Fundraising Tips and Tricks

Already have a fantastic fundraising idea? Register your event and then check out a few of our pro tips below to take your event to the next level:


Create an online fundraising page. Include the link in your e-mail signature, and share on social media.

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Double your efforts! Contact your HR department to see if your employer, and your donors’ employers, have matching gift programs.


Start planning at least one month in advance, allowing more time for more complex events. When selecting a date, consider school breaks, holidays, and public events.

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and promote! Get your personal and professional networks involved, and if appropriate, advertise to the public as well.


Show future supporters just how commited to the cause you are by being your own first donor.


Always thank your supporters. Send an e-mail, a letter, or a batch of cookies just to say “thanks.”


Amplify your social media efforts by tagging supporters (or soon-to-be supporters!) in posts promoting your project or event.


Your friends and family want to support you! But life can get busy, so don’t forget to send little reminders.


Add that personal touch. Share your connection to the hospital, and why you choose to give back. 

Areas of Support

Fundraise for the Children's Fund or your favorite child health program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford or Stanford University School of Medicine

The Lucile Packard Children's Fund provides flexible support for the hospital's highest ongoing priorities, including important programs not covered by insurance:

Care for all children and expectant mothers in the community who need our specialized treatment, regardless of their family's ability to pay.

Family and community services, such as interpreter services and recreation therapy, that help our patient families heal, as well as programs like our Teen Health Van and Car Seat Fitting Station that offer more families access to life-saving care.

Research grants that enable our physicians, caregivers, and scientists to turn innovative ideas into better care for children and expectant mothers.


100 percent of funds raised through the Champions for Children program are designated to the area of greatest need, unless otherwise noted. If you would like to support another area or program at our hospital or School of Medicine, such as one of the below, contact us to learn more.

  • Fun Fund

  • Hospital School

  • Social services for families

  • DIPG research

  • Cancer Treatment and research

  • Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research

  • Neonatology research

  • Children's Heart Center

  • Bereavement and Family Guidance Program

  • Cystic fibrosis research

  • Autism research