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You are at the heart of what we do.

When you partner with Connecticut Children’s Foundation as a grateful family, you are helping our team of fundraising professionals pursue funding to make investments in pediatric health care and better futures for children. Healthier children grow into healthier adults and create healthier communities. At Connecticut Children’s, no child is denied care based on a family’s ability to pay. We are here for anyone who needs us…maybe even you.

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Your Stories Inspire

Connecticut Children’s is devoted to helping every child write their own story: from beating cancer to finding their voice, to learning to walk and dance again. Stories of hope and healing unfold here every day, and we share these powerful stories to help inspire others.

Once we receive your contact information, a member of the Foundation will follow up to learn more and discuss ways you can partner with us as a grateful patient family.

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Family takes a selfie at Huskython after sharing their story

Anything Goes!

From gift wrapping services to dinners, concerts to cook-offs, bake sales to bottle/can drives, anything can be a fundraiser. People all over our state are turning their favorite activities into fundraisers to help Connecticut Children’s. Our Create Your Own fundraiser platform makes it easy to collect online donations from friends and family. Submit your idea today to get started!

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You can fundraise anyway you want!

United for Good

Medical research is only funded by investors, seed money and charitable donations. By becoming a member of Connecticut Children’s Connection, you will help our physician-researchers unlock medical mysteries, not only for the patients and families in our community who depend on Connecticut Children’s, but also for grateful patients around the globe.

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2021 Connection Steering Committee

ATTN: Events In-Progress

Volunteering your time at events is a very fulfilling and inspirational experience. Foundation volunteers assist the Philanthropic Events team as they host a suite of events that raise funds to fuel scientific discoveries—improving treatment options and providing hope to patients and families, like you.

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Superhero Sunday Volunteers

By being members of Connecticut Children’s Connection, we know we are contributing to world-class research that will improve the health and wellness of children, including our own.

Nell and Timoteo Acosta, Connecticut Children's Connection Members

Scholarship Opportunities

For Past or Present Patients

Now accepting applications. Through a competitive application process, multiple scholarships of $10,000 each will be awarded to eligible high school students who will be completing their senior year in 2024 and attending an accredited post-secondary undergraduate institution in the fall. Only students who are past or present patients of Connecticut Children’s may apply. Application deadline: Friday, March 8, 2024 at 4:00 PM (EST).

The Isidore Wise Scholarship fund was established through a generous bequest from Mr. Isidore Wise, a member of the Newington Children’s Hospital Board of Directors for 45 years. Since 1996, Connecticut Children’s has stewarded these funds by awarding educational scholarships to high school students who have an association with Connecticut Children’s. (depending on your network/browser settings, the download pop-up may be blocked. If so, please email isidorewisescholarship [at] connecticutchildrens.org (isidorewisescholarship)acoco [at] connecticutchildrens.org (@connecticutchildrens.org) to be sent the file).

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Past recipients of the Isidore Wise Scholarship

For Pediatric Cancer Survivors

The REACH for the STARS Pediatric Cancer Survivorship Program at Connecticut Children’s is dedicated to creating unique programs and tools that enable pediatric cancer survivors to reach beyond the boundaries of their diagnosis and fulfilling their ambitions while maintaining a high quality of life. A patient is considered a survivor from the day of diagnosis. The Dr. Eileen Gillan Honorary Scholarship is a one-time scholarship of $2,500 awarded to one recipient each year. Additionally, two one-time $500 scholarships will be awarded to the runner-ups. Please view application for a full listing of eligibility requirements.

Applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2023.

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Dr. Gillan enjoying a butterfly release with patients in 2019

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