Children's Circle of Care

Children's Circle of Care (CCC) is a distinguished group of leading benefactors of 25 prominent children's hospitals in North America, including Lurie Children's. Through their generous gifts, members ensure that critically ill and injured children have access to the latest innovations in research, technology and care, delivered by leading specialists in pediatric medicine and science.


The mission of Children's Circle of Care is to advance philanthropy that supports patient care, teaching, research and advocacy through educating and recognizing leading benefactors of participating children's hospitals.

You have the unique opportunity to join with an ever growing network of philanthropists who, through their generous annual support, are transforming the face of pediatric health care. Please help us create a brighter future for all children by becoming a member of Children's Circle of Care today.

Read an impact statement sharing what Children's Circle of Care members have accomplished.

Membership Guidelines

Individuals and family foundations that donate a total of $10,000 in cash or appreciated assets to Lurie Children's in a calendar year are eligible for membership. Gifts may be unrestricted or designated for a specific program or purpose. Those who join or renew their membership before December 31 are eligible to take part in the Chairman's Luncheon series hosted by Lurie Children's. 

"It was wonderful to see our Children's Circle of Care members join us at the most recent Chairman's Luncheon. Your generous support furthers our mission on behalf of children and is critical to providing world-class pediatric care."

—Daniel J. Hennessy, Chairman of the Board, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Foundation

Find out more about the next Chairman's Luncheon.

Contact Us

For more information about Children’s Circle of Care, please contact Sarah B. Simpson at 312.227.7258 or

Featured Donor: Carl Allegretti

Philanthropy and volunteerism have long played an important role in Carl Allegretti’s life. He is an active member of and gives generously to a number of nonprofit organizations. But of all the institutions he supports, one has a particularly special place in his heart: Lurie Children’s, where his son Joey’s life was saved.