The Association of Auxiliaries for Children established the Auxiliaries Endowment in 1999 to expand their legacy and build on their long-standing commitment to support Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. The stated purpose of the endowment is to assist the hospital in launching pioneering initiatives, providing bridge funding for projects at pivotal junctures, and expanding existing pediatric services and programs.
Since its creation, the Auxiliaries Endowment has grown to $22 million and provides more than $1 million in grants annually for a wide variety of programs and research projects at Packard Children’s. The Association of Auxiliaries gave a $5 million gift to fund the family waiting room in the Treatment Center of the new additions to the hospital.
During the coronavirus pandemic, the Auxiliaries Endowment provided urgent funding of $115,000 for a Lightstrike Germ-Zapping robot—critical to the hospital’s efforts to protect the health and safety of patients and families.
How to Support the Auxiliaries Endowment
Contributions to the Auxiliaries Endowment are primarily made by Auxiliary members and their families through estate plans, retirement beneficiary designations, charitable gift annuities, and outright gifts.
For gifts made through an estate plan (will or trust), donors can designate the Auxiliaries Endowment by using the following language*:
I hereby give to LUCILE PACKARD FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH, a California not-for-profit corporation (Tax ID #77-0440090), the following property: (Here, insert description of the property or portion of the estate that will be bequeathed)to be directed to the Auxiliaries Endowment at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. The purpose of the Auxiliaries Endowment is to support the objects and purposes designated annually by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and the Board of Directors of the Association of Auxiliaries.
*This suggested language is designed as a general guide for the use of attorneys and financial advisors.
Please contact the Foundation’s Office of Gift Planning at (650) 724-5778 for more information.