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Leading by example Fundraising. Engagement. Awareness. The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation reaches out to our community to increase involvement on these three fronts. By all accounts, each of these areas saw great success in 2011. We have you, our donors, to thank. First, regarding fundraising, Children’s has much to celebrate. Overall fundraising increased despite the still challenging economy. As an example, in collaboration with Emory University School of Medicine, we successfully completed a $19 million capital campaign to fully fund the new Health Sciences Research Building on the Emory campus. Currently under construction, more than half of the new 200,000-square-foot facility will focus on pediatric research, including investigations in cancer and drug discovery. We look forward to opening this new facility in spring 2013.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation Board of Trustees Thomas M. Holder, Chairman Douglas K. Garges, Vice Chairman Charles H. Ogburn, Vice Chairman Eugene A. Hayes III, President Claire L. Arnold

Mark Kauffman

Kathy T. Betty

Mary Jo Kirchner

Robert W. Bruce Jr., M.D.

Scott MacLellan

Robert M. Campbell, M.D.

Richard J. McKay

James A. Carlos

William C. Pate

Dean H. Eisner

Beatriz Perez

Rev. Dr. Darrell D. Elligan

Nancy E. Rafuse

Molly Fletcher

Margaret Conant Reiser

R. Brad Foster

Christy Roberts

Tom Giddens

Lovette Russell

Jonathan D. Goldman

John L. Simms II

Donna W. Hyland

Scott Slade

Mary Ellen Imlay

In terms of engagement, through our Strong4Life campaign, Children’s took a lead role in tackling the childhood obesity epidemic in our state. The initial hard-hitting ad campaign has been like nothing we’ve ever done before, and the response thus far has been overwhelmingly positive. As the journey continues in 2012, we hope you will stand with us as a positive voice for child wellness. Finally, awareness. We ended the year on a high note, thanks to the incredible response to the Share the Hope year-end campaign (see Page 8). For the first time, we launched a multimedia endeavor, including a compelling day-in-the-life video of Children’s, to share our patients’ experiences and to raise awareness of our organization’s needs. We collected thousands of messages for our patients hospitalized during the holidays and raised significant funds. Children’s is only as strong as the generous people like you who support us so passionately. For all you did to make 2011 a remarkable year, thank you. I hope you take a moment to celebrate the role you played in all Children’s has accomplished.


Thomas M. Holder Chairman, Board of Trustees Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation

Small Wonders--Spring 2012  

An online publication for the donors of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Small Wonders--Spring 2012  

An online publication for the donors of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta