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.
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
I first joined a guild more than 16 years ago when I was a new mom. I believed in the importance of uncompensated care and wanted to do my part to help Seattle Children’s keep its founding promise to the community.
Over the years, my fellow guild members have become my close friends. We’ve supported each other through various stages of our lives and watched with pride as Seattle Children’s has expanded its clinical programs, grown its research institute and continued on its journey to become the best children’s hospital in the nation.
Even though I’ve been involved with Seattle Children’s Guild Association for 16 years, I continue to be impressed each day. Guild members are brilliant, hardworking and caring. I love to hear about all the ways guild members fundraise while following their personal passions and having fun. I am both proud and thankful to be the chair of an organization filled with people who dedicate their time to making the world a better place for children.
Judy Ogden, 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.
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.
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.
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. Learn more in the Funding Hope Progress Report.