The Patient and Family Alumni Leadership (PALs) group is a philanthropic team of former patients (or family members of former patients) who give back to the Hospital with the goal of enriching the environment and experience for patients and families. PALs members endorse events and work on personal fundraising throughout the year to raise money for our small grants program, which funds significant patient needs at PCH. Donate to PALs now.
The 2017 Patient and Family Alumni Leadership (PALs) grant cycle is now open!
All grant proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017. All employees of Phoenix Children’s Hospital are eligible to apply.
Please take time to carefully review grant amounts, eligibility and general requirements. Note IT approval and time limit for initiating project and expending funds.
In addition to the annual PALs grant, applicants may apply for the PALs/BHHS Innovation grant. Both competitive grants seek to fund the most creative start-up programs that meet the following requirements:
- Enhances the quality of the PCH experience for patients and families
- Takes a visionary approach to promote and continue to develop family centered care
- Differentiates PCH from other children’s hospitals around the country
- Has a sustainability plan for ongoing success
The Phoenix Children’s Hospital Patient and family Alumni Leadership (PALs) group was created in November 2009 by Brian Bogert, Sarah Okot (Maurer), Tiffany Troidl, and Gabe Trujillo. The founding members are either former patients themselves, or family members of former patients. Their main objective is to empower patients and families of Phoenix Children’s and enrich the environment and experience at the hospital through philanthropy.
PALS members will review grant proposals and finalists will be selected that align with the strategic direction of Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the requirements listed above.
Get involved with PALs by joining today. You can also become part of our LET’S BE PALs program, which consists of members who give $240 annually or $20 per month to the PALs program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. LET’S BE PALs members receive a t-shirt, discounts and priority seating at PALs events, and of course, knowing that your donation will directly impact our patients and families.