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Capital campaign

Just five years ago, Children's reached for the stars when we set our capital campaign goal at $150 million. Your response has been overwhelming. As of December 31, 2012, the Delivering Next Generation Care Campaign already achieved $145 million of its goal, with $63.7 million for facilities and $71.4 million for programs. And just last year, the Foundation's donor base grew by 42 percent, meaning that there are even more donors recognized in this report than ever before.

In 2012, your support brought to life The Mother Baby Center, opened the doors of the expanded Peter J. King Pediatric Emergency Department and created healing spaces like our new rooftop garden at Children's – St. Paul. Thanks to you, Children's is able to offer comprehensive services – including cardiovascular, pain and palliative, neurological, cancer and blood disorders, and more – in world-class facilities. Plus, you're helping to provide patient and family services like child life, sibling play and chaplaincy, to name just a few.

As the campaign ends its final year, we will focus on completing the redesigned St. Paul campus, including a new pediatric neuroscience center, a new medical/surgical floor, expanded operating rooms and family spaces. By the end of 2013, every patient staying with us will be in a private, state-of-the-art room. We will continue to enhance and grow our specialty services that have made us one of the most trusted names in health care.

At Children's, our patients face challenges of great proportions every day with bravery and grace. Your generosity has brightened their healing journey. And we know we can count on your support to continue our legacy of care.

privateroomsA family's commitment

When you take Children's mission to heart, great things can happen. The Ryan family did just that, and the Jim and Colleen Ryan Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center came to life. Thanks to the amazing generosity of Colleen and the late Jim Ryan, along with Pat and Ann Ryan, and Ryan Companies, the new Center offers 33 private patient rooms designed to comfort patients, accommodate families, and promote more coordinated medical care. In addition, their endowed fund will benefit cancer patients and families far into the future.

starrynightStarry Night
At Children's, we believe in the power of the arts to help lift the spirits and promote healing of our young patients. Our inaugural Starry Night event raised significant funds for our Arts and Healing Program so Children's can continue to cover its walls with local and regional art, bring in local actors and entertainers, and produce original programming for kids. It's part of an integrated plan to make a hospital stay a little brighter, and the journey to healing a little easier.

stargalaChildren's Star Gala

Our signature event – Children's Star Gala – raised $2.1 million in 2012 to support our cancer and blood disorders program and the new Children's pediatric neuroscience center. Guests were inspired by the story and singing of 10-year-old Caiah Rodgers (pictured left). Because of your generosity, patients and their families can experience these serious journeys in more comfortable, less stressful environments that offer the latest technology and nationally recognized clinical care. And for that, we think you deserve a gold star.

maracasPatient experience
Our patient families comment on the little things that make a big difference. Things like the little red wagons that take kids from point A to B, Star Studio that provides on-site entertainment, and pet and music therapy which help make the hospital a bit happier. And, through services like the family resource center and sibling play area, the whole family can be a part of the healing journey. Thanks to donor support, these things never appear on hospital bills.


Kohl's Cares for Children's
Our corporate partners are helping us reach out to the community
in powerful ways. Since 2009, Kohl's has awarded Children's a
yearly grant to promote flu prevention through the Kohl's Cares
and Children's Flu Prevention Project. Last year, the half-million
dollar award helped us provide 6,744 vaccinations at area schools
and deliver 160 flu prevention talks. Plus Kohl's Associates in Action raised more than $30,000 and selflessly donated 915 volunteer hours.


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