Stay tuned for more information on the Leadership Circle 2018 Grant Proposals submitted. We are excited to see what new and innovative projects and programs our staff at Phoenix Children’s has come up with this year. And don’t miss out on the exclusive opportunity to vote for the program you want to fund a as 2018 Leadership Circle Member!


Be Part of a Passionate and Committed Community

3d-heart-imapct-report-rv300Founded in 2004, the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Leadership Circle is a committed and compassionate group of community leaders who care deeply about ill and injured children — and act together on that shared passion.

Annually, each Leadership Circle member gives a minimum donation of $1,000, with many members giving more. These annual gifts are pooled and used to fund specific programs and projects that make a profound difference on the delivery of world-class care at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Leadership Circle members do much more than give financially. Each year, through a highly competitive grant process, Phoenix Children’s physicians, researchers and administrators present their case for support at an annual luncheon in the spring, after which members vote to determine how their funds will be prioritized and allocated throughout the hospital.

In just over a decade Leadership Circle has funded over $4.1M in programs with 100% directly helping children and families. These exciting programs include uncovering new treatments for pediatric neurological conditions, improving critical care for newborns and children in respiratory failure, find alternative treatments through molecular medicine for the treatment of malignant brain tumors and implementing a 3D Heart Printing program — just to name a few.

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Nov 2, 2017

The Leadership Circle 2018 Kick Off will take place on November 2, 2017, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. This event welcomes back past members and invites potential new members to kick off and join the 2018 Phoenix Children’s Hospital Leadership Circle.

This fun and inspirational evening is an opportunity for all to join with physicians to learn about Leadership Circle and celebrate the innovative impact this remarkable group has and continues to make in the lives of the children cared for at Phoenix Children’s. Be sure to mark you calendars! Please contact Leadership Circle for more information.


Leadership Circle Awards $522,700 to four Grant Recipients

The waiting is over and the recipients have been announced! The 2017 Leadership Circle Grant recipients were revealed Thursday, May 18, at a special reception at Phoenix Children’s Hospital by Leadership Circle Board Chair, Jen DeStefano, along with assistance from 10 year old Ethan (a kidney transplant recipient). The voting was extremely close and while all the requests are certainly worthy of funding, we were able to fully fund four of the six proposed programs. Visit our blog to learn more about the grant recipients. Go to Flickr  to see photos of the event.

Through the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit you can give to Phoenix Children’s, and get it all back!

Watch the video to hear Austin explain how the process works, what the deadlines are, and how contributions benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Then, read the frequently asked questions , and make your donation to Leadership Circle today!

Contact Leadership Circle

For information about becoming a member of Leadership Circle please contact Dana Jirauch at