Friends of Doernbecher
The Friends of Doernbecher Board is comprised of 19 volunteers who oversee the Friends of Doernbecher fundraising dollars, act as liaisons between Friends chapters and the Doernbecher Foundation, and serve as ambassadors in the community for OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital and for Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Friends of Doernbecher Board, please contact Cassady Kennebeck with the Doernbecher Foundation at 503 220-8344 or email@example.com.
Friends of Doernbecher chapters include volunteers from across Oregon and southwest Washington. These chapters hold fundraising events in their communities to raise awareness and funds for Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
Currently, there are five active chapters:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends Fundraising Opportunities
Cards for Kids
For 25 years, Cards for Kids has been an annual fundraiser for Doernbecher Children's Hospital, organized and produced by Friends of Doernbecher volunteers. The program transforms artwork collected from Doernbecher patients, siblings and professional artists into classic cards for the holiday season. During the holiday season, customers can purchase the holiday cards at participating retail locations as well as through the mail or online.
Friends of Doernbecher Grant Program
All money raised by the Friends of Doernbecher is targeted solely to support the Friends of Doernbecher Grant Program. The grant program enables Doernbecher faculty and staff to pursue research or develop projects and programs at the hospital. In many cases, these grants provide the initial, seed-stage funding that can get a project underway and provide a platform and track record to assist in securing longer-term grants from the National Institutes of Health or other sources. This program provides critical funding for the researchers and faculty at Doernbecher, and is one of the most highly respected grant opportunities at OHSU and Doernbecher Children's Hospital.Congratulations to this year's grant recipients! Click here to learn about their proposals.
Friends of Doernbecher and Grimmster Endowment
The Friends of Doernbecher and Grimmster Endowment was established in January 2017 when Sasha Roiz, Doernbecher Foundation board member and star of NBC's "Grimm," announced that the Friends of Doernbecher would combine its $2.2 million Friends of Doernbecher Endowment for Medical Care with the $1.5 million Grimmster Endowment. This merger created the Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation's single largest endowed fund. The purpose of the Friends of Doernbecher and Grimmster Endowment focuses on providing assistance for the uncompensated needs of patients. Expenditures may include costs associated with uncompensated care, travel, lodging, food and/or other services integral to patient care and comfort.
An endowed fund such as this is a permanent fund established for a specific purpose by a donor. The assets of the fund are invested to provide earnings that are paid annually in perpetuity to benefit an OHSU program. Each year any remaining income, beyond the annual spending distribution to OHSU and the endowment management fee, is re-invested to preserve and grow the original gift to sustain a legacy for future generations. Endowed funds are critically important to supporting the types of programs that exemplify the institution's mission of healing, teaching, discovery and outreach.