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2017 Grant Finalists Announced!

We are excited to announce our six Grant Finalists who will be presenting their cases for support at this year’s annual Leadership Circle Luncheon on April 19! Leadership Circle Members will have the opportunity to take part in Q&A sessions, after which they will vote to allocate their pooled funds. This year the selection is just as innovative and impressive as ever. Read the brief summaries of each proposal, and then RSVP for the luncheon. Not a member? Join or renew your Leadership Circle membership now.

Carey Pena px300This year’s annual luncheon will take place at the Arizona Country Club and with MC, Carey Pena. Carey is an Emmy Award Winning News Anchor, Host and Investigative Journalist. As Founder and CEO of Inspired Media 360, she created her dream company at the intersection of TECH and TV. Carey strives to inspire, motivate and move people through the stories IM360 covers, the shows and content her company creates, and the many events and charity efforts she emcees and volunteers for.


Bob and Heather Novak hosted a special evening at their home along with our Leadership Circle 2017 Directors. Over 75 Leadership Circle members and special guests attended to learn more about Leadership Circle and it’s funded programs.  Guests inclueded physicians (Dr. Elizabeth Linos, Dr. Blake Bulloch, Dr. Stephen Pophal and Dr. Justin Ryan) who all appreciated the opportunity to share about the impact of Leadership Circle on PCH patients, families and programs. Our grateful family, Stephanie and Rory Starks, were humbled to be able to thank Leadership Circle members for funding the 3D Heart printer that helped save their infant daughter’s life.

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LC17 Dirs px650Our Leadership Circle 2017 Directors hosted the PCH January Birthday Party in the Zone! With a Super Hero theme, our kiddos were treated to games, face painting, cake treats and lots or prizes! After the party in the Zone, Spiderman and several directors took a wagon full of party bags to visit patient rooms.  It was simply a SUPER day! Check out party pictures.

Founded 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.

Be Part of a Passionate and Committed Community

3d-heart-imapct-report-rv300Leadership 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 $3.3M 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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