The Children’s Circle of Care (CCC) is a program created by prominent children’s hospitals in the United States and Canada to recognize their leading individual benefactors.
CCC was established to encourage investment of private philanthropic dollars in pediatric medicine and research. The program recognizes leading donors for the critical role they play in advancing children’s health. Their contributions ensure excellence in patient care, the education and training of pediatric physicians and medical professionals, research for better treatments and cures, and advocacy to keep children safe and well.
CCC membership is open to individuals, couples and family foundations that make cash contribution(s) of $10,000 or more in a calendar year, according to contribution criteria, to any of the participating children’s hospitals.
The CCC program was announced publicly at a special event in 1995. At that time, there were 566 CCC members in North America whose contributions that year totaled $33 million. In 2016, there were more than 7,300 CCC members in North America whose collective contributions exceeded $621 million. The impact of this support has been broad and deep. Cumulative contributions of CCC members since 1994 exceed $7 billion.
Participating children’s hospitals recognize their CCC members in a variety of ways including extending invitations to exclusive events, providing behind-the-scenes observations of clinical care and research and fostering connections to leading physicians and researchers.
The enduring commitment of CCC members to their children’s hospital helps to ensure every child has the opportunity for a healthy start in life. To join CCC, supporters need only contact one of the participating children’s hospitals and ask about membership.