• An evening of entertainment and friendship awaits guests at The Dinner. Attendees of this biennial event have raised millions of dollars for vital care and research.
  • Every June more than 3,000 racers lace up their shoes for the Summer Scamper 5k, 10k, and kids’ fun run, our hospital’s largest community fundraiser. Since its launch in 2011, the event has raised more than $1.5 million.
  • Abby Durban (left) and Kristen Wilsey lead the Ambassadors for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in supporting our hospital through education, volunteerism, and philanthropy.
  • As members of our Auxiliaries and the Lucile Salter Packard Society, Elizabeth Grim (left) and Missy Ryan, shown here with Harvey Cohen, MD, PhD, are part our donor community’s legacy of generosity.
  • Bonnie Uytengsu and her family are longtime donors who supported both the original building and our new expansion.
  • Our Champions for Children, like Cameron Johnson, support our hospital by hosting their own fundraisers. Through coin drives and other efforts, Cameron helps fund brain tumor research in memory of his brother, Connor.


You Gave in So Many Ways.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

We are immensely grateful for all that your extraordinary generosity has made possible for children and families in our community and beyond.

Your generosity has been the driving force behind every achievement, every milestone, and every step forward for children’s health.

Over the past 25 years, more than 83,000 donors have supported Packard Children’s and the child health and obstetric programs at Stanford University School of Medicine with gifts of all levels—collectively contributing more than $1.4 billion to date.

Whether you raced at Summer Scamper, danced the night away at The Dinner, included our hospital in your estate plan, wrote a check, collected pennies at school, hosted a toy drive, donated your birthday, or volunteered your time and talents, you have made a lasting difference.

A children’s hospital is as good as its community wants it to be. In our case, the community (that’s you!) has spoken loud and clear: you’ve made us one of the nation’s best. You have created not only a place of healing and hope for local families, but a world-class hospital that is advancing pediatric and obstetric care for all.

Thank you so much for your enduring partnership.

“My mother had always hoped that the hospital would be embraced by others in the community. She would be touched by the depth of affection that so many old and new friends have demonstrated for our children’s hospital.”
—Susan Packard Orr

This article first appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of Lucile Packard Children's News.