Panoramic photo of all the Yes Campaign Leaders and Patient Ambassadors

Left to right: Jim Ladd; Dan Levitan; Debra Cady; Laurie and Scott Oki; Erin Cordry; Jan Sinegal; Braylen, age 9; Jim Sinegal; Scott Redman; Molly Nordstrom; Lenny Wilkens; Pat Char; June Boeing; Chuck Riley; Faye Sarkowsky; Susan Mask; Joel Benoliel; Anu Nadella; Calmerin, age 13; T.J. McGill; Jonathan, age 11; A.M. Clise; Jeff Sperring, MD; Nancy Senseney; Nick and Leslie Hanauer; Doug Picha; Michele Smith; Dean Allen; Paige, age 4; Cassidy, age 15; Jean Enersen; Norm Rice; Matt Englizian; and Cynthia Huffman. Click on photo to enlarge.


It Starts With Yes brings together a remarkable leadership team. The boards of Seattle Children’s hospital, foundation, guild association and research institute are joined by community and business leaders, parents and philanthropists. Each has a unique set of passions and experiences, and a personal reason for saying yes to kids. 

Why We Say Yes: A Message From Dr. Jeff Sperring, Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Sperring smilingRight now, a worried mom or dad is on the way to Seattle Children’s with a sick child.

Can we give them hope? Can we provide the care their child needs? Do we have a cure?

We see a day when we can say yes to hope, care and cure every time, for every child. To get there, we need to continue to push, to innovate, to advocate, relentlessly.

We need to “go big.”

That’s why we’ve launched It Starts With Yes: The Campaign for Seattle Children’s. Our dollar goal is big, for sure, bold even – $1 billion bold.

Bigger and bolder yet is our vision: to transform children’s health.

We have the clinical expertise to get it done. We have the research capacity and the intellectual muscle. We have the plan, the people and the passion.

And we have you.

With your generous support, we will create healthier communities – in our region, across our nation and around the world. We will save promising young lives, for a lifetime of dreams and achievements. We will be there when kids need us most.

It Starts With YES.

Jeff Sperring, MD 
Chief Executive Officer, Seattle Children’s

Campaign Honorary Co-Chairs

  • June Boeing
  • A.M. Clise
  • Anu Nadella
  • Laurie Oki
  • Scott Oki
  • Jan Sinegal
  • Jim Sinegal
  • Lenny Wilkens

Campaign Co-Chairs

  • Dean Allen
  • Jean Enersen
  • Dan Levitan
  • Molly Nordstrom
  • Scott Redman
    • Dean Allen
    • Joel Benoliel
    • June Boeing
    • Debra Cady
    • A.M. Clise
    • Valerie Courtney
    • Jean Enersen
    • Matt Englizian
    • Cynthia Huffman
    • Dan Levitan
    • Susan Mask
    • TJ McGill
    • Anu Nadella
    • Molly Nordstrom
    • Laurie Oki
    • Scott Oki
    • Doug Picha
    • Scott Redman
    • Chuck Riley
    • Nancy Senseney
    • Jan Sinegal
    • Jim Sinegal
    • Michele Smith
    • Jeff Sperring, MD
    • Lenny Wilkens

About It Starts With Yes

It Starts With Yes: The Campaign for Seattle Children’s is a bold initiative – $1 billion bold – to partner with our community and deliver on our shared vision to transform children’s health for generations to come. With your generous support, we can envision a day when we can say yes to hope, care and cure for every child. Donate today.