Newman's Own Donates $100,000 to Children's Hospital

Donation supports hospital mission to treat every child.

Donation supports hospital mission to treat every child.

Seattle, Wash.: Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center recently received a gift of $100,000 from actor Paul Newman, who donates all the after-tax profits from Newman’s Own to charity. Proceeds benefit Children’s financial assistance program, which guarantees that every child receive medical care regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

“We are extremely grateful to Paul Newman and Newman’s Own for their generous gift,” said Elna Duffield, a Children’s Trustee. “Their commitment to children and educational causes around the country is a model of corporate commitment and generosity.”

With this contribution, Newman’s Own has donated over $1 million to charitable organizations throughout Washington state. “This gift to Children’s Hospital brings Paul Newman’s total donations to the hospital to over half a million dollars,” said Tom Indoe, COO of Newman’s Own. “It reflects his philosophy of giving money directly back into the communities that buy his products.”

About Newman’s Own

Paul Newman donates all after-tax profits from the sale of Newman’s Own products to educational and charitable causes. Since 1982, he has donated more than $125 million to thousands of charities. For
years, Paul Newman filled old wine bottles with his homemade salad dressing for Christmas gifts. One day, he reckoned that what was good enough for his pals was good enough for the public, and Newman’s Own all-natural line of food products was born. It has grown to include pasta sauce, microwave popcorn, salsa, lemonade and steak sauce. For more information about Newman’s Own, please visit our website at

About Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.

Located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.

Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 80,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who turn an activity they love into a fundraiser. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children’s care and research teams to improve the health and well-being of all kids.

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