About the Guild Association

How Our Guilds Support Seattle Children’s 

Seattle Children’s Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the nation. We serve as the umbrella organization for all our guilds, and we support their efforts by providing inspiration, fundraising advice and resources.

Guild Leadership

The Guild Association is governed by a board of trustees – dedicated volunteers who serve as advocates for Seattle Children’s mission and “success coaches” for all guilds, including their own. The Seattle Children’s Guild Association Board of Trustees also approves the Guild Association’s budget and works with hospital leaders to determine the focus of the Funding Hope initiative.

From the Chair

Mebie ThompsonThank you for your commitment to Seattle Children’s Guild Association. Dedicated members like you enable Seattle Children’s to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.

We are excited about the future and supporting Seattle Children’s campaign It Starts With Yes. Our guild members have been saying YES for over a century and we are so thankful to have you on this journey to transform children’s health.


Mebie Thompson, Chair, Board of Trustees
Seattle Children's Guild Association

What Our Guilds Support

Learn about recent projects our guilds have done to support the programs below in Guild Spotlight.

Uncompensated care

Seattle Children's was founded in 1907 with a promise to our community: children in our region will receive essential healthcare regardless of a family's ability to pay. Fundraising efforts of our guilds provide of dollars each year to help us keep that promise.

Hospital programs

When a guild is passionate about a specific clinical or family support program, it can choose to dedicate its fundraising proceeds to that area.


Guilds committed to finding cures for childhood illnesses choose to support the work of Seattle Children's Research Institute.

Funding Hope

For more than 20 years, the Guild Association has directed a small portion of its annual fundraising toward priority research and hospital needs selected by the Guild Association Board of Trustees. This program, called Funding Hope, enables guild members to meet the emerging needs of patients – and offer hope where it’s needed most.