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.
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.
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.
SAY THANK YOU!
Always thank your supporters. Send an e-mail, a letter, or a batch of cookies just to say “thanks.”
TAG YOUR SUPPORTERS
Amplify your social media efforts by tagging supporters (or soon-to-be supporters!) in posts promoting your project or event.
SEND A REMINDER
Your friends and family want to support you! But life can get busy, so don’t forget to send little reminders.
SHARE YOUR STORY
Add that personal touch. Share your connection to the hospital, and why you choose to give back.
Areas of Support
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
Fundraising through a personalized online fundraising page is the fastest, easiest, and most secure way to receive donations. However, we know you might receive some checks from your supporters. To ensure they are processed correctly, please follow these instructions:
1. Please make all checks payable to “LPCH.” Do not mail cash.
2. Include your name or your event name in the memo section of each check.
3. Mail to: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, Attn: Champions Team, 400 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 340, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Adding offline donations to your fundraising page
If you would like your online fundraising page to be updated with your cash or check donation, please email us at Champions@lpfch.org with the donor name and donation amount.
Note: please allow up to two business days following receipt of the donation for the donation to appear on your page.
All individual check donations made payable to “LPCH” will receive a tax receipt in accordance with IRS standards and will be mailed directly to the contact information on the check unless otherwise noted.
Donors will receive a tax receipt in accordance with IRS standards only if each individual donation is enclosed in an envelope with the donor’s complete address and gift amount printed on the front. Donations without a full name and address will not receive a receipt.