In 1995, Woodmark members set out to create a culture of major-gift philanthropy for children's hospitals. This goal was advanced through the creation of the Children's Circle of Care program in 1995. The program was established to foster private investment by engaging, educating and recognizing the leading benefactors of Woodmark-member children's hospitals. These leading benefactors are known as members of the Children's Circle of Care. Since 1995, Children's Circle of Care members have collectively contributed more than $6.4 billion to Woodmark-member hospitals to support pediatric clinical care, research, teaching, and advocacy efforts. More than 6,500 Children's Circle of Care members are actively contributing to Woodmark member hospitals each year.
Woodmark produces training programs and workshops to support the professional development and career success of fundraising staff and expand the capacity of hospital members' fundraising programs. Fundraising staff members identify learning needs and produce content for most programs aimed at accelerating the exchange of best practices. For more information on Woodmark learning programs contact Amber Wendover, Director of Learning & Member Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing and recent programs include: