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Celebrating the Impact of Your Generosity

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 2023 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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On behalf of Seattle Children’s, we’re pleased to share our 2023 annual report to recognize milestones and achievements with you, our most dedicated supporters.

It is noteworthy how, together, we continue to advance pediatric health with the same strength and resolve that has defined this institution since 1907. One year before Anna Clise established Seattle Children’s, her cousin, John Herr Musser, offered her some words of advice:

There’s nothing so important to be done as service to children. Find out what is not being done that is necessary and worthy, and do that.

Today, Seattle Children’s is defined by a generous community and talented workforce who share the same passion to do whatever it takes in the relentless pursuit of more hope, exceptional care and new cures.

The philanthropic support Seattle Children’s received last year — totaling more than $139 million — made a profound impact. Your generosity made it possible to care for children through 396,710 patient visits and 3,283 new patients enrolled in research trials. Your collective giving helped us face a record demand for behavioral and mental health services; Seattle Children’s is often the only place of hope for children and youth in crisis. We also saw a 36% increase in the need for uncompensated care. Thanks to you, we were there to respond to these urgent challenges.

We are looking forward to continued energy and momentum fueled by a spirit of care and discovery. Each and every act of giving inspires all of us at Seattle Children’s to continue reaching new milestones.

Please accept our profound gratitude for your continued support to provide hope, care and cures to all children, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

On behalf of Seattle Children’s, thank you for your commitment to children and families.

Jeff Sperring, MD
CEO, Seattle Children's
Dondi Cupp
SVP and Chief Development Officer, Seattle Children's


Hope, Care and Cures

In 2023, donors and volunteers joined together to support Seattle Children’s generously and compassionately. Our community has helped provide $375 million in uncompensated care, reach new heights in research and celebrate a homecoming for OBCC’s new Central District location.
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Meet Aisley

"Donor funding supports the collaborative work that allows our team to rapidly translate biological discoveries into better testing and treatment for kids like Aisley."

— Dr. Sarah Leary, medical director, Brain Tumor Program

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On the Scene

We are grateful for the many fun, creative and thoughtful ways community members support Seattle Children’s. Thank you for all you do to help provide hope, care and cures for kids and families.

SMooCH 2023 attendees rocked out on an eventful night complete with great food, live music, words from a patient family and a strong show of support for Seattle Children’s. The 12th annual event raised $2.6 million for uncompensated care.

Bender’s 21st annual One Big Give Radiothon broadcast live on 95.7 The Jet in December from Seattle Children’s. The energetic and heartwarming 13-hour event, hosted by Bender and Jodi, raised funds for uncompensated care.

Patients and families had “snow” much fun when Seattle Seahawk Geno Smith stopped by for the holidays. The quarterback handed out toys and took photos with patients during his Touchdown Toy Drive.

Microsoft employees gave back in October with the help of Seattle Children’s workforce members by hosting more than 50 events, creating 2,751 kits and raising $433,123.

Read the full annual report (PDF).

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“We were very fortunate to have a positive outcome for our daughter Carmen — and in going through that experience, we learned about the research and care that’s happening at Seattle Children’s. We wanted to provide philanthropic support so other families could enjoy results like ours. We want every family to get the best possible care for the situation they are in.”

— Steve Conforti, Children’s Circle of Care member, on what inspires his family to give to Seattle Children’s

Members of the Coffman Guild pose for a group photo

“In 1985 my nephew Matthew was born prematurely and lived the entirety of his 18-month life in a children's hospital in Ohio. I started volunteering at Seattle Children’s to feel connected to my family and what they were going through while also helping other babies and families going through similar situations. I found out about the Adeline Coffman Guild from friends several years after moving to Chehalis, and decided to join the guild in 2016 to stay connected with Seattle Children's.”

— Susan Russell, Adeline Coffman Guild President (middle, center)

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

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