Membership Giving Programs

Guardians’ Circle

The Guardians’ Circle is a special group of forward-thinking people who are partners with us in planning for the future. Their legacy gifts let us know vital resources are in the pipeline to help us fulfill our mission to the next generation of children. Membership is open to those who inform us that they have included a gift in their will or estate plan to Seattle Children’s.

Join the Guardians’ Circle

Seattle Children’s Guild Association

Seattle Children’s Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the nation. When you join an existing guild or start a new guild, you become a member of the Guild Association family – more than 5,000 passionate, creative, generous volunteers dedicated to improving the health of children. Guild Association membership dues are a tax-deductible donation and may be directed to any area at Seattle Children's.

Seattle Children’s Guild Association


NextGEN is a community of passionate individuals who are committed to creating new possibilities in pediatric healthcare for children today – and for generations to come. NextGEN offers several events throughout the year where members can network and socialize while learning from experts about the challenges and opportunities in pediatric healthcare and research.

Seattle Children’s NextGEN

Research Champions

Research Champions is our annual membership program for individuals and organizations supporting research. The program provides a vital link to ensure today’s breakthroughs become tomorrow’s treatments and cures. Membership is open to individuals and family foundations who give more than $1,000 to research in one calendar year, and to organizations, corporations and guilds who give $2,500 or more to research in one calendar year.

Become a Research Champion

Children’s Circle of Care

Children’s Circle of Care is an annual membership program established in 1995 to honor individual donors who support Seattle Children’s. With more than 600 members, Children’s Circle of Care donors share a commitment in supporting the patients and families served every day by Seattle Children’s.

Each year these generous members demonstrate the impact of community support – allowing Seattle Children’s to provide top-quality care and conduct life-changing research. They come together through their philanthropy to ensure every child lives their healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.

  • Join the Circle

    Children’s Circle of Care membership is open to individuals, privately held corporations and family foundations who give $10,000 or more to Seattle Children’s in a calendar year. Gifts can be made for a specific medical program, capital project or research area of interest to you.

    For more information on how you can join, please email us or call 206-987-2153.

    As a member of the Children’s Circle of Care, you hold a place of honor in the hospital’s family. To express our gratitude, Seattle Children’s offers these benefits of membership: 

    • Member communications that share the stories made possible by your support
    • Invitations to unique and inspiring events
    • Local gatherings with hospital and research leaders so you can see first-hand the impact of your contributions
    • An annual recognition event to celebrate and acknowledge your generous support
    • Special designation on a Children’s Circle of Care donor wall at Seattle Children’s and in the hospital’s annual honor roll. Requests for anonymity are always respected and carefully observed.