Leadership Circle Fueling innovation together
The Phoenix Children’s Hospital Leadership Circle is a committed and compassionate group of community members who come together to support innovative initiatives that make a powerful difference for children and families. Since its founding in 2004, Leadership Circle has funded more than $4.6 million in hospital programming – from life-saving tools, to cutting-edge safety equipment and patient-centered technology.
Leadership Circle members make a minimum annual donation of $1,000, and all member gifts are pooled to form the Leadership Circle grant fund. In the spring, members convene for an annual luncheon, where researchers, physicians, nurses and other hospital innovators present their cases for support to the group. Leadership Circle members then hold a vote – to determine which projects to fund and how their funds will be prioritized.
The gifts and votes of Leadership Circle members have had a remarkable impact over the past decade – fueling the culture of innovation that Phoenix Children’s has become known for and redefining how pediatric medicine is practiced.
Leadership Circle Grant Recipient and Research Scientist, Dr. Jonny Lifshitz, Director of the Translational Neurotrauma Research at Phoenix Children’s, shares his experience.