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Seattle Children's Foundation and Guild Association Annual Report 2022

The Tremendous Impact of Your Giving

Thank you! Your gifts advance hope, care and cures so every child in our region can live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. We hope you share a deep sense of pride in the following 2022 milestones made possible by our community.

Learn more about how your giving is changing the odds for children below, or read the full annual report (pdf).

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A YEAR OF GENEROUS DONOR IMPACT

2022 was one of the most transformational years in our 115-year history, with major milestones amid national pediatric health care challenges. In the final months, RSV, influenza and COVID-19 cases — along with a growing pediatric mental health care crisis — caused an unprecedented surge in the need for specialty pediatric care across the nation.

The Seattle Children’s Emergency Department and hospital saw record volumes — at times, 300% of our capacity. We’re grateful for your generosity, which played a critical role in ensuring children and families received the best possible care without overwhelming financial stress.

With philanthropic support totaling more than $139 million, Seattle Children’s was able to provide 391,653 patient visits, including 11,250 outpatient surgeries and 3,902 inpatient surgeries. We provided a record $282 million in uncompensated care — including $21 million covered by generous donors — to meet our founding promise to care for all children who need us. We were also reminded of the power of donor-funded endowments, which generated nearly $19 million across more than 50 programs, clinics and research centers.

We celebrate Seattle Children’s 2022 milestones with you and hope you feel proud of the role you play in helping every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible – today, tomorrow and always.

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Jeff Sperring, MD 

CEO, Seattle Children's 

Dondi Cupp

SVP and Chief Development Officer, Seattle Children's

 

Here’s a snapshot of our generous community in 2022 – every gift from every donor makes a difference to patients and families.

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Infographic: 31,987 donors gave $139,835,100

New Spaces Transform Care for Patients and Families

Community support helped open three new buildings in 2022 that are transforming care for patients and families. Your commitment enables Seattle Children’s to continue meeting the growing needs of children – both in our region and around the world.

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Nordstrom and Gittinger Families Building

In 2022, generous donor contributions helped Seattle Children’s achieve a major milestone with the opening of this new building, also known as Forest B. Adding 310,000 square feet to the hospital campus, the facility features eight operating rooms, two catheterization labs, 20 inpatient rooms and the Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

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Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic at Othello Square

The awed reaction of visitors at OBCC Othello reflects the vital role this space is playing in the health of the community. Years of visioning, planning and donor support culminated in the clinic’s opening in early 2022 – and today, medical, dental, behavioral health, nutrition services and more are available to families at this location.

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Seattle Children’s Magnuson

Made possible by philanthropic gifts, Seattle Children’s new hub for autism and behavioral health services opened its doors last year. With this renovation and move, we are working toward a future where every young person has access to evidence-based mental and behavioral health services when and where they need them.

Meet Hudson

"Our gaming therapist, Forest, was a blessing to our family. We tried a lot of different therapies, but gaming was the only thing Hudson really responded to. Forest got Hudson through a lot of painful times."

— KaLinda, Hudson's mother

This 11-year-old was born with a rare form of muscular dystrophy that affected the muscles in his heart, requiring a transplant in February 2022. His family credits the donor-funded therapeutic gaming program for helping manage Hudson’s pain during his hospital stay.

Watch Hudson's Video  Make a gift to support kids like Hudson

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By the Numbers: Donor Giving

Our generous community of donors joined together in 2022 to support patients in every way possible. Your gifts are helping children live their healthiest and most fulfilling lives, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Here’s a snapshot of your giving.

"I'm proud to support Seattle Children's Uncompensated Care Fund. If my small donation can help just one family sleep a little better and focus on their child's well-being rather than the next bill they need to pay, then I can smile and feel a little better inside." - Cristina Howard, annual donor

"Being a part of the Guild Association has been an enriching opportunity for me to build community and friendships in support of families served at Seattle Children's." - Ann Shanahan, Guild Association board trustee and membership committee chair, lifetime member of the Frances W. Nordstrom Guild

"I started as a researcher at Seattle Children's because I wanted to help people. Then I became a donor...I give because I can - and because I know it's making a difference in the lives of our kids and families." - Dr. Alex Chang, program manager, Seattle Children's Research Institute

"We decided to support Seattle Children's with a gift in our estate plan to ensure future generations receive the same compassionate care that saved our daughter McKinley when she was born seven weeks premature and needed immediate surgery." - Jenn and Tony Miller, patient ambassador family

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“Our donors really help us ask the important questions that get a project started. Their gifts allow us to take some risks and make bets in areas of new discovery with the goal of finding the next cures and treatments for kids.”

Dr. Eric Tham, senior vice president and chief research operations officer at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, on how research donors advance the spirit of inquiry that can ultimately change kids' lives.

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“Rylee Ann was a very happy kid, very sweet and very aware. She had an old soul in her. She loved her family, her dogs and the zoo. She also loved to make people laugh.”

 

— Mike Fanning, on his inspiration to create an endowed fund in his daughter’s memory. The endowment supports therapy and support services for bereaved families.

Thank you for helping every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible – today, tomorrow and always.

Make a gift       Read the full annual report

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