Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends is the community fundraising program that benefits the patients and families of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The program is open to anyone in the community, ranging from schools, businesses, private foundations and grateful patients and families, who are interested in hosting independent fundraisers in support of the hospital. From bake sales to holiday gatherings and more, any type of fundraising event can make a difference and the Circle of Friends team is available to help along the way.

We're Here to Help 

Our staff is available to make sure that your fundraiser is a success. Here's what we can do for you:

  • Consultation on fundraisers and events 
  • Approve use of our logo, when appropriate 
  • Community Fundraiser Toolkit, including: timelines, FAQs, fundraising tips, helpful templates and more
  • Promotional support for public fundraisers through use of:
  • Hospital-branded giveaways (e.g. balloons, stickers)
  • Your own personalized fundraising page. Visit
  • Letter of authorization to validate the authenticity of the event and its organizers
  • Tax ID number for donation purposes only
  • Assistance in selecting an area of the hospital for your donation to support
  • Celebratory check presentations and tours, when feasible
Services we are unable to provide:
  • Our sales tax exemption number
  • Insurance or liability coverage
  • Mailing list of donors and/or vendors
  • Lurie Children’s stationery
  • Funding or reimbursement for your expenses
  • Celebrities or professional athletes for your event
  • Publicity (newspaper, radio, television, etc.)
  • Guaranteed attendance of physicians or hospital staff

Whether you’re promoting your event or celebrating its success, be sure to tag us in your posts! @luriechildrens @childrenscircleoffriends


For more information or to get started on your fundraiser today, please contact our Circle of Friends staff.