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Become a Research Champion

Research Champions give children a chance for a better, healthier future

Research Champions give children a chance for a better, healthier future.

Research is essential to fulfilling Seattle Children's mission to treat, prevent and ultimately eliminate pediatric disease. That's why we are investing more resources in research initiatives than ever before.

Your support gives children with serious illnesses the hope that the life-saving cures of tomorrow are within reach today.

To join Research Champions, you can donate now and give to the Research Discovery Fund.

See the benefits of membership.

Find out more about the Research Champions program.

Learn more about joining or starting a research guild.

Join the Research Champions Team

Becoming a Research Champion is a truly meaningful way to sustain our life-saving research. We offer members the opportunity to engage with world-renowned scientists and fellow Research Champions through complimentary social and scientific events.

Membership criteria

Individuals and family foundations 
Gifts or grants of $1,000 or more in one calendar year.

Organizations (other nonprofit organizations and corporations) 
Gifts or grants of $2,500 or more in one calendar year.

All annual contributions in these amounts made toward research at Children's qualify you for annual membership in the Research Champions program.

Benefits of membership

Invitation to Research Champions events
A look into Seattle Children’s Research Institute with special presentations by Children’s scientists.

Special email announcements
News about Children’s discoveries, profiles of top scientists, invitations to research-focused events and more.

Annual Research Progress Report
Discover how Research Champions are advancing pediatric research at Children’s. Read the Research Champions progress report (PDF).

Recognition on the Research Champions Member Wall
Prominently displayed at Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

How can I make a gift or grant?

  • Make a gift online – donate now. Please direct your contribution to the Research Discovery Fund, or indicate a specific research program in the space provided.
  • Send a check for a one-time gift in support of research. Download the donation form (PDF).
  • Set up monthly payments to qualify for Research Champions by the end of the calendar year. Download the donation form (PDF).
  • Speak with a Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation staff member and make your gift by phone. Call 206-987-0151.

Learn More About Research Champions

To learn more about the opportunities and benefits of Research Champions, as well as opportunities for special gifts restricted to a particular research area, please contact Mandy Hanousek, Director of Development, Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation, at 206-987-0151 or by email.

Learn More About Seattle Children's Research Institute

Our discoveries in bench, clinical and outcomes research are recognized by scientists worldwide. As one of the top five pediatric research centers in the nation, we bring together the best minds in pediatric research to set new standards of pediatric care and find new cures for childhood diseases. Read more about the institute.