Thank you for making 2014 such a huge success! In addition to the report below, our annual financial report (PDF) highlights individual guild fundraising successes.

In 2014:

Sue Byers
  • You raised $11.9 million.
  • You helped us add 10 new guilds, 438 new guild members and 57 Research Champion guilds.
  • You funded $7,810 in gift cards and $9,397 in cash for Operation Family Care.
  • You volunteered 136,925 hours.

“It’s been such an honor to serve as your board chair these past two years. Thank you for many great memories and for demonstrating the creative ways all of you give your time and talents to making Seattle Children’s stronger.”

Sue Byers

Seattle Children’s Guild Association Legacies

Tisha Frank

Of the Guardians’ Circle members who have included Seattle Children’s in their wills or estate plans, 25% are also current guild members. Last fiscal year, Seattle Children’s recorded an astounding $74,869,100 in guild-affiliated planned giving bequests from estate plans. That was powered by a $74 million bequest from the late Jack R. MacDonald in memory of his mother, Katherine MacDonald, a longtime member of the Connie Beal Howe Guild.

“As a guild member and former longtime Guild Association employee, I want to continue my commitment to Children’s mission into the future. So I added Children’s as a beneficiary to my IRA – no attorney or complicated bequest language involved. I want Children’s to be there for all children.”

Tisha Frank

Guild Fundraising Programs (Amount Received by the Guild Association Office)

Guild projects and events $11,816,100
Membership dues $148,300
Total revenue from Guild Association programs $11,964,400

Guild-Affiliated Revenue in Foundation Programs (Gross Revenue)

Annual Giving $767,400
Major Gifts $1,933,000
Planned Giving* $74,869,100
Total guild-affiliated revenue received by foundation programs $77,569,500
Total Guild Association contribution to fundraising $89,533,900

* includes a $74 million estate gift

Guild Association Projects, Events and Dues Supported the Following in Fiscal Year 2014:

Uncompensated care $7,555,500
Pediatric research $1,575,300
Patient care programs $2,013,600
Capital $820,000
Total $11,964,400