Volunteer Fundraising Organizations

Volunteer board and committee members are a critical part of our mission and the success of our fundraising initiatives.  Lurie Children’s has 12 established volunteer organizations that fundraise on behalf of the hospital as well as a few specialized event committees. Each board and committee has a unique mission that directly impacts a specific need within Lurie Children’s.

Founders’ Board

The Founders’ Board is composed of 105 active members who are dedicated to supporting the hospital’s mission through personal philanthropy, fundraising, advocacy, hospital governance and volunteerism. The Founders’ Board hosts two fundraising events each year to benefit Lurie Children’s – the Pro Amateur Golf Championship and Winter Wishes

Membership on the Founders’ Board is by invitation only. Contact Katie Spieth at 312.227.7317 for more information.

Children’s Research Fund

The Children’s Research Fund (formerly the Medical Research Institute Council) was established in 1951 as a private independent initiative to raise funds for innovative biomedical research. Since its affiliation with Lurie Children’s in 1991, the Children’s Research Fund has contributed more than $60 million toward the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute. The board’s signature event is the Children’s Ball, which attracts nearly 1,000 guests each year, including many Chicago business and community leaders. 

Contact Katie Cerone at 312.227.7299 for more information.

The Children’s Service Board

The Children’s Service Board is comprised of 70 women including grateful parents, professionals and other women who have an interest in supporting the hospital. The board affiliated with the hospital in 1986 and is committed to supporting the hospital’s mission of providing quality health care to children and families throughout Chicago. The CSB supports the hospital through fundraising and volunteer efforts. 

The board’s signature event is the Gold Coast Fashion Award Show. This event attracts over 1,400 attendees including many of Chicago’s most influential business and community leaders. 

For information regarding membership please contact Katie Cerone at 312.227.7299.

K.I.D.S.S. for Kids, Inc.

K.I.D.S.S. for Kids, Inc. (Kindness Is Doing Something Special for Kids) was founded in 1991 and is comprised of 15 active members from the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago committed to Lurie Children’s Department of Family Services​. Each year, K.I.D.S.S. for Kids hosts Aon Step Up for Kids to benefit Family Services programming

Visit the K.I.D.S.S. for Kids website to learn more.

More Fundraising Boards

Joining a fundraising board or event committee is a fulfilling way to make a sustainable impact on Lurie Children’s patients and families while doing what you love.

Learn more about other Lurie Children’s fundraising boards and event committees.​